It's not often that we find Nobel Prize winners hanging around our neck of the woods. But on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m., the community is invited to the Mulitz Theatre on the campus of Glenelg Country School, where Nobel Prize recipient and American physicist Dr. William D. Phillips will present his lecture "Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe."

Phillips' lecture will include experimental demonstrations with down-to-earth explanations. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1997, he shared the Nobel Prize in physics "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light."

The lecture is free. Glenelg Country School is at 12793 Folly Quarter Road, in Ellicott City.

700 pounds of food. That's a lot of canned goods. And that's what was collected by the members of Boy Scout Troop 707 in April.

The Scouts collected the nonperishable food for the pantry shelves of the food bank at the Glenelg United Methodist Church. Paper goods were supplied by the Glenwood Leos, a service club out of Glenwood Middle School.

The Leos' president, Mitchell Feaga, and members of the team organized a paper-product drive and helped fill the shelves at the local food pantry. According to volunteers, the church currently serves more than 30 families in the community. Kudos to these youth groups who have recently helped out.

It's not too early to think about school schedules for the fall of 2013 according to school director Diane Stanislav at the Glenelg United Methodist Church Preschool. The local school is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

The 2-year-old's program runs from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. each weekday and the 3-, 4- and 5-year-old's program runs from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. each weekday. Spaces go fast with limited openings. To reserve a spot, call 410-489-7702 or go to the website at http://www.glenelgumc.org.

Need fresh vegetables? The annual farmers market season is up and running at the Glenwood Branch Library parking lot on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lots of local farmers offer many varieties of plants and fresh treats.

The annual "Jazz Under the Stars" evening of music is set for Saturday, May 18, at Chapel View Farm, 2640 Jennings Chapel Road, in Woodbine. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a picnic supper, followed by the music of the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble and special guest appearance by Deanna Bogart.

Family, friends, music, good food and stellar entertainment make this evening a special night in the community. All proceeds benefit the Glenelg High Marching Unit Boosters.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $17 for children under age 12, and include the picnic and the concert. Kids under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge.

Tickets go fast and no tickets are sold at the gate. For ticket purchase or for any information on this event, go to the band website at http://www.glenelgbands.com and follow the links for instant purchase.

Lynne Quinn, head honcho of all things public relations at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, announces another feast in the making. The monthly dinner for charity is set for May 23, 6 to 8 p.m., with the meal provided by Smokin' Hot Bar and Grille.

This month, proceeds from the feast will benefit the summer mission trip to Barnes Mountain in Irvine, Ky. The church mission group will purchase building supplies for the July housing rehabilitation in a desolate area of Appalachia.

St. Andrew's is at 2892 Route 97 between Union Chapel Road and the Post Office. $9 per person or $30 per family, no matter the size. Questions? Call Lynne at 410-292-8202.

Bette Hoover has announced a new session of Community Yoga for a Better World. This all-level yoga class includes gentle poses, meditation and reflection. Hoover offers drop in participation.

The classes are on Monday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Hoover's Eden Valley Studio in Dayton. Interested? Call Hoover at 410-531-5610.