Sunday, Sept. 28

"The Mousetrap" Final performance of Agatha Christie's murder mystery takes place at 2 p.m. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. Tickets are $20, $15 for students 12 and younger, active-duty military and seniors 65 and older. Information: 301-617-9906, ext. 2 or laurelmillplayhouse.org.


Monday, Sept. 29

Open rehearsal The Columbia Orchestra will hold an open rehearsal from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 606 S. College Ave. in Columbia. Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together and visit with the musicians on their breaks. Information: columbiaorchestra.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

'Book Buzz' Bring your favorite spooky books to share at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Join the library's instructors to chat about recent reads, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, horror, and the paranormal. Information: 410-313-1950.

Thursday, Oct. 2

'Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga--Oh My!' Learn the differences among these three forms of sequential art from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard County's Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Topics include creating comics and attending comic conventions. Information: 410-313-7860.

Friday, Oct. 3

Golf tournament The second annual J.T. Rembert Memorial Golf tournament to benefit single-parent household athletes will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fairway Hills Golf Club, 5100 Columbia Road in Columbia. Event includes a four-person scramble, prizes, raffles, dinner and an awards reception following the tournament. Fees (including dinner) are $125 for individuals, $400 for a foursome and $30 for nongolfers. Information: 443-865-7283 or jtrembert32.com.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Festival The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew holds its seventh annual Multicultural Festival Saturday and Sunday at 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Event transforms the Kings Contrivance Village Center into an international destination, featuring live entertainment by some of the region's ethnic musicians and dancers, food, handmade crafts, children's activities, guided church tours, wine and beer garden, and a silent auction. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Information: stmatthewfestival.org.


Classical music The "Sundays At Three Concert Series" presents the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. They will play Beethoven's Piano Trio Op.121a "Kakadu variations," Philippe Gaubert's "Trois Aquarelles," and Robert Schumann's Piano Trio No.1 in D minor. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

Concert "Jazz in the Mills" presents vocalist Janine Gilbert-Carter at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, call 410-730-4610, 301-596-5128 or go to brownpapertickets.com/event/569396. Event is sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.

Festival The Howard County Conservancy will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Event features a working blacksmith shop, hayrides, pony rides, a native plant sale, children's crafts, historic house tours and live music. Visitors can also listen to bluegrass music, watch blacksmiths ply their trade, and marvel at the history of this 300-year-old farm. Food will be available to purchase. Admission is $10 per car. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.


Lecture The Howard County Historical Society presents retired Community College of Baltimore County professor Bill Barry at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., 8308 Main St. in Ellicott City. Barry will speak on his book, "The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 in Baltimore." No charge for the lecture, and there will be beer and food specials available. Information: 410-480-3250 or ellicottmillsbrewing.com.

Classical concert The Candlelight Concert Society presents Israeli pianist Menahem Pressler performing his personal favorites at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center,10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program features music by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Kurtag and Schubert. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.

Charity walk The Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Participants will meet at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Cost for either course is $25 for those registering on or before Oct. 19 and $30 after. 5K registrants can participate as individuals or in teams of three or more. Register at http://www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/glen-mar-family-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2014?int. Participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank. Information: Connie Ballenger at 410-796-0290.

Reunion Howard High School's Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 10-12 at the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. For more information, contact Priscilla Hammond at 410-340-3700.

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