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Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, Dec. 8

Holiday concert Frances Motyca Dawson conducts the Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus and Orchestra in Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $20-$25. Information: 410-799-9321.

'The Nutcracker' Howard Community College presents the holiday classic at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $7-$15. Information: 443-518-1000.

Classical music Sundays at Three Concert Series presents a chamber music concert with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia....