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‘Places of Refuge’ The painting, “Garden of Murder,” is among the works by Alina Poroshina on display in “Places of Refuge,” an exhibit at Still Life Gallery is at 8173 Main St., Ellicott City. An opening reception will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Information: 410-461-1616 or go to StillLifeGallery.net.
‘Places of Refuge’ The painting, “Garden of Murder,” is among the works by Alina Poroshina on display in “Places of Refuge,” an exhibit at Still Life Gallery is at 8173 Main St., Ellicott City. An opening reception will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Information: 410-461-1616 or go to StillLifeGallery.net. (Picasa)

Sunday, Oct. 25

'It's Raining Men' The Columbia Chapter of Continental Societies Inc., will hold its 17th anniversary fashion show and luncheon fundraiser, "It's Raining Men," at 3 p.m. at Turf Valley Resort and Spa, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. Tickets are $65. Information: 914-843-9597 or email continentalcolumbiachapter@gmail.com.

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Monday, Oct. 26

Opioid Overdose Response The Howard County Health Department will conduct a free opioid overdose response training session at 10 a.m. at its offices, 8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia. Register: 410-313-6202.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Dance-Ten Students in grades three through 10 can learn dance steps that are a must for musical theater in this Musical Theatrix class. The class will be held 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. For more information, call 410-772-9448, email musicaltheatrix@comcast .net or go to www.musicaltheatrix.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Mountain Club Patuxent Branch Hike The Mountain Club of Maryland will lead a 7-mile circuit hike of the Patuxent Branch Trail in Savage Park in Howard County. For meeting place, time and more information: 410-381-5489.

Don Elliott Don Elliott, author of "A Better Way to Zone," will discuss "Best Zoning Practices for Large Planned Communities" in a program hosted by the Columbia Association's Community Building Speakers Series at 7 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required via ZoningSpeakerSeries.EventBrite.com. Information: 410-715-3166, email Planning@ColumbiaAssociation.org or go to columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/866/17.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Baltimore Watercolor Society The Baltimore Watercolor Society will open its a juried exhibition of its artists at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. Show runs through Dec. 12. Information: 410-730-3987 or email gallery@wildelake.org.

Friday, Oct. 30

Halloween Happenings Wear a costume and enjoy free entertainment and treats at Kings Contrivance's Halloween Happenings 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Amherst House. Followed by trick or treating. Also, a Haunted House will be open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the village center. Information, go to kingscontrivancecommunityassociation.org/node/16.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Healthy walk Howard County General Hospital, in partnership with Healthy Howard and We Promote Health, is conducting the We Walk for Wellness walking program 9 to 10 a.m. at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. Registration for new participants will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot behind the center followed by the program. Information: 410-740-7601.

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.

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Future

Our Beautiful Planet Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jonathan Carney will be joined by the Howard County Orchestra in a performance that includes Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and Vivian Adelberg Rudow's "Earth Day Suite: Dark Waters of the Chesapeake and Go Green!" The concert will be performed 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave., Owings Mills. Admission is free are available in advance at Har Sinai Congregation, 410-654-9393, or at the door.

'Technicolor Life' Rep Stage debuts Jami Brandli's "Technicolor Life" at 7 p.m. as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Continues through Nov. 8. Columbia. Information or tickets: 443-518-1500 or go to repstage.org.

One Step Closer The Howard County Autism Society's One Step Closer walk and 5K race will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 1. The event will feature a timed 5K run around Centennial Lake, a Lake Walk of the same distance and a shorter three-quarter mile Piece of Cake Walk. There will be children's activities, including face painting, princess and "Star Wars" costume performers and two moon bounces. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available for runners and walkers. Registration is available at howard-autism.org/one-step-closer-autism-walk-and-5k-run/ and will close on Oct. 28.

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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