Sunday, Nov. 2

Movie The Jewish federation of Howard County presents "Orchestra of Exiles" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The movie is the story of Bronislaw Huberman, a celebrated Polish violinist who saved nearly 1,000 European Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Tickets are $18 in advance, $15 for students. $20 at the door. Information: 410-730-4976 or


Pumpkin' Chunkin' Local high school teams compete to see whose catapult can hurl a pumpkin the furthest distance from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. No registration required to watch.

Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents pianist Brian Ganz at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Ganz will play the music of Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or


Gospel concert The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, presents a Sacred Choral Concert at 3 p.m. at Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 2029 Daniels Road. Free admission. Information: 410-465-7345 or

Monday, Nov. 3

STEM Symposium Students, parents and educators are invited to a symposium featuring projects build by Howard County Library System's HiTech students, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Savage Library, 9525 Durness Lane in North Laurel. Also includes panels on STEM and related topics. Registration required: 410-313-0760.

Life story Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore," will speak about his journey from a young man with academic and behavioral struggles to a college graduate, Rhodes Scholar and Army combat veteran. The lecture will take place 12:45 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Admission is free. Information:

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Movie Marathon Youngsters ages 11 to 17 are invited to the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, to watch movies, eat snacks and have fun. Films will include "Ender's Game," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Divergent." All are rated PG-13. No registration required. Information: 410-313-1950.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Legal Aid Howard County Library System is partnering with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified residents starting at 10 a.m. at the Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd. Call 410-480-1057 for an initial interview and appointment. No registration required.


Thursday, Nov. 6

Natural trivia A Trivia Night Social will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Gather a team, sample local breweries' beverages and be entertained and enlightened by expert hosts while testing your nature knowledge. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For ages 21 and up. Information: 410-313-0400 or go to for trivia hosts, themes, beverages and details.

Friday, Nov. 7

Craft and art show The 22nd annual Artfully Wilde Fine Craft Show will be held Friday and Saturday at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The show includes handmade items, including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, metal, paper and fiber. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 410-782-5677.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Rearview Mirror concert Take a journey through time as Iris Hirsch and Glenn Bullion perform popular music from the 1950s, '60s, '70s and beyond at 7 p.m. at the Howard County Historical Society Museum, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $15. Society members admitted free, but must reserve seats by emailing A portion of proceeds benefits the Howard County Historical Society. Information and tickets: 410-480-3250 or


Dance concert The Kinetics Dance Company presents "Emergent" at 8 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for students; $18 at the door, $12 for students. For tickets and more information, call 410-480-1686 or go to

Country breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City hosts its fall country breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, gravy, biscuits and beverages. Proceeds support youth activities in the county, scholarships and donations to community service organizations. Cost is $8. Free for children younger than 8. Information: 410-465-1891.

Family Hike Join naturalists at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, at 10 a.m. to stroll in the leaves and enjoy the autumn air. Bring the family and walk across the meadows, on woodland paths, and around the farmstead. Wear something comfortable, and bring hats and gloves if it is windy. Information: 410-465-8877.


'Snow White' The Candlelight Concert Society presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" as part of its Candlekids program. Showtimes are 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Howard County Community College's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, $11 general admission. Information: 410-997-2324 or go to

Gospel concert Choirs from five Howard County churches will unite in a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. Choirs from Bethany, Glen Mar, Glenelg, Mount Zion, and Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Churches will participate. All are welcome. Event benefits the American Cancer Society. There is no admission fee but a free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.


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