Sunday songs The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series will host a concert with the Kobayashi/Gray Duo, above, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Tickets $15; age 17 and under free with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or SundaysAtThree.org.
Sunday songs The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series will host a concert with the Kobayashi/Gray Duo, above, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Tickets $15; age 17 and under free with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or SundaysAtThree.org. (Alisa Innocenti /)

Sunday, Oct. 4

'Columbia Voices' The Columbia Festival of the Arts' 2015 will present "Columbia Voices," a play about the founding of Columbia, at 2 p.m. in the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall at Howard Community College. Information: columbiafestival.org.


Conservancy festival The Howard County Conservancy will hold its eighth annual Fall Festival, from 11 a.m. to-3 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Admission is $10 per car. The conservancy is at 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Information: 410-465-8877 or go to hcconservancy.org/fall-fest.html.

Multicultural Festival The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew will host its eighth annual Multi-Cultural Festival, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The church is in the Kings Contrivance Village Center, 7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia. Information: stmatthewfestival.org..

Western Europe Fest Columbia Association and the Howard County Library System will host a free event celebrating Western European cultures 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-715-3162 or email International@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Monday, Oct. 5

Comic creations A program teaching how to draw comics, taught by a graphic illustrator, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Registration is preferred: 410-313-7800.

Yard birds A program about raising chickens in your backyard will be held at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Learn the basics of keeping chickens in your backyard with Cathy Hudson and Van Wensil. Registration is preferred: 410-313-5577.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Letters of Hope In this 6 p.m. program at the Glenwood Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, participants can "choose civility" with creativity by writing and decorating heart-felt letters to the elderly. Ages 9 and up. No registration required. Information: 410-313-5577.

Civic association Southern Howard County Civic Association meets 6:30 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, North Laurel. Information: 240-786-5747.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Domestic violence vigil HopeWorks of Howard County will hold a Candlelight Vigil to remember those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Doors open at 6:45 with refreshments. Information: 410-997-0304 or email outreach@wearehopeworks.org.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Longfellow Garden Club The Longfellow Garden Club will host Carrie Engle of Valley View Farms discussing new plants for fall and spring. The meeting is 12:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia. Information: 443-803-4850.

Bird club The Howard County Bird Club meets 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Tom Reider will discuss "The Physics and Evolution of Flight." Information: howardbirds.org.


Friday, Oct. 9

Grow It, Eat, It Preserve It The University of Maryland Extension-Howard County office will present "Fermenting and Pickling," 10 a.m. to noon at University of Maryland Extension, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City. Information or to register: 410-313-2707 or go to extension.umd.edu/event-series/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-2015-howard-county.

'Two Views' An opening reception for the exhibit by Franc Miller and Jerry Weinstein, "Two Views: Feathers and Fur," will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in American City Building gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. The show runs through Nov. 7. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

Ladies walking A Ladies Night Out Hike will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Ln, Columbia. Information: 410-313-0400.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Dragon Dash Glenelg Country School will host its sixth annual Dragon Dash Scholarship Run and Walk at 9 a.m. All pre-registered entrants receive a Dragon Dash T-shirt, not guaranteed if registering after Oct. 6. To register online, go to active.com by Tuesday. Registration can also be done in person at the school, by calling 410-531-7370 or email event@glenelg.org. Race day check-in and packet pick-up is 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Surviving Survivorship Howard County General Hospital's Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center will hold Surviving Survivorship: Living with Cancer, noon to 4 p.m., with a luncheon with keynote speaker and workshops. Held at BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights. Information or to register: 410-955-8934.

Walking tours The Howard County Historical Society Walking Tours start at 11 a.m. at Mount Ida, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City, and end at the B&O Railroad Museum on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. Cost is $10; $5 for HCHS members. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets must be reserved ahead of time at hchsmd.org/programs or call 410-480-3250. Proceeds benefit the HCHS Museum.


Tee It Up for The Arc The golf tournament will be held Oct. 12. Golfer registration and lunch open at 11 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, at Cattail Creek Golf Course in Glenwood. Beverages will be available throughout the round. Dinner, prizes and raffles will take place immediately following play. Sponsorships, from $5,000 to $1,000, are available with recognition and other benefits. Tee signs are $250. Individuals can register to play for $250; foursomes are $800. Breakfast, lunch, beverages, greens fees and cart are included. Registration is available at archoward.org/events/golf/. Information: 410-730-0638, ext. 232, or email mberger@archoward.org.


•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.

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