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Sunday, Aug. 16

Lakefront music The Retro-Rockets will perform oldies rock n' roll at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakefront Summer Festival in Columbia. If weather is bad, call the Columbia Association weather hot line at 410-715-3127.

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Monday, Aug. 17

Student orientation Howard Community College will hold a orientation session for new students 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Parents are welcome. Interested students should register at howardcc.edu/nso to reserve a space. Students can also sign up by calling 443-518-1420. Another session will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 19.

Film fest The Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Film Festival continues with "Home" (rated PG) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Free. Information: columbiaassociation.org/services/lakefront-summer-festival.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Family movie Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will host a screening of the film "Big Hero 6" (PG). 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks. Information: 410-313-7860.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Grow It, Eat, It Preserve It The University of Maryland Extension-Howard County office will host a workshop, "Freezing," to discuss this method for preserving food. Held 10 a.m. to noon at University of Maryland Extension, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City. Cost is $35. Information and required registration: 410-313-2707 or go to extension.umd.edu/event-series/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-2015-howard-county.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Exploring Columbia The Columbia Association will host a series of outdoor walks led by author Ned Tillman that will explore the Columbia's outdoors. The series kicks off with Lake Elkhorn at 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Meet at the docks across the street from the McDonald's on Cradlerock Way. Registration is not required but is encouraged by emailing Open.Space@ColumbiaAssociation.org or calling 410-312-6330.

Friday, Aug. 21

Movie night The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival presents "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to columbiaassociation.com/services/lakefront-summer-festival.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Essentials in baby-sitting Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques in this Howard County General Hospital wellness class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital's Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. The cost is $50. Information: 410-740-7601 or go to hcgh.org.

Walking tour The Howard County Historical Society will host a walking tour of Ellicott City, led by local historians, starting at 11 a.m. at Mount Ida, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City, and ending at the B&O Railroad Museum on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. Cost is $10; $5 for society members. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time at hchsmd.org/programs or by calling 410-480-3250. Proceeds benefit the HCHS Museum.

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Avenging movie The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival presents "The Avengers" (PG-13) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to columbiaassociation.com/services/lakefront-summer-festival.

Future

Adult/Child/Infant CPR A class at Howard County General Hospital will be conducted 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at the hospital's Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Cost is $55. The course helps earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). Information: 410-740-7601 or go to hcgh.org.

Reunions:

Harriet Tubman High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th anniversary gala dinner and dance 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 21 at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. Family and friends are invited. For more information or to reserve tickets, call, 410-730-7649 or 301-580-6657.

•Howard High School will hold a multi-class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Yingling-Ridgley VFW Hall, 4225 VFW Lane in Ellicott City. The Soul Island Rebels will provide music. Cost is $45 per person in advance; $50 after Oct. 1. Information: email dalemurphydesigns@gmail.com.

Announcements for the datebook may be sent by mail to The Baltimore Sun in Howard County, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, by email to howard.events@baltsun.com or by fax to 410-332-6455.

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