Benefit concert The Tanzanian Children's Project presents an Irish music concert featuring the Tanzania Ceili Band, Dileab Phriseal and Ellis Island, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. Tickets are $15; $120 for a table of 10. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be served. Proceeds will be used to purchase medical equipment and supplies for the Malowa Medical Clinic in Tanzania. Information: tanzaniakids.org


Monday, Jan. 28

Meeting Seniors interested in forming a "village" to help maintain an active lifestyle while aging in place in your own home will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Avalon Room at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Meeting will be a discussion on what kind of services can be offered by the group, geographic boundaries and what to charge as an annual fee to be a member. All are welcome. Information: 410-740-8152 or email

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Program The Committee for Palestinian Rights presents, "Palestinian Statehood: What Happens Next?" at 7 p.m. at the central Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. All are welcome. Information:

Saturday, Feb. 2

Classical music The Columbia Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Advance tickets are $20, $16 for seniors, $10 for students; $25, $21 and $12 at the door. Information: 410-465-8777 or

Concert Carlos from Tres Amigos, Bob Brill and Hank Alinger with Patty perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671.

Chamber music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Harlem Quintet playing a repertoire of contemporary and classical music at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Information: 410-997-2324.


Concert The CandleKids Performing Arts Series presents the Grammy-nominated Harlem Quartet performing "Mozart Goes Dancing" at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-997-2324 or

Music Columbia Pro Cantare celebrates 36 years of song at its Singathon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Mall in Columbia's Center Court, with participants singing to raise money. Columbia Pro Cantare will accept donations online before, during and after the event. Information: 410-730-8549 or

Classical quartet The Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Bryant Park Quartet at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Program includes Johannes Brahms' String Quartet in G major, Op.51, and they will be joined by pianist Seth Knopp of the Peabody Trio in a performance of Dmitri Shostakovitch's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

Dance concert The Misako Ballet Company presents Classical with a Japanese Twist at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Jim Rouse Theater at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Concert will feature "Japanese Rhymes and Songs" choreographed and directed by artistic director Misako Aoki-Oda. The program will also include "Dance for Sonata No. 1," choreographed by Eva Anderson. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-884-9690 or

Dance performance The Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Not Your Mother Goose" at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Information: 410-480-1686 or


Black History program The NAACP Youth Council hosts a program from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Event will feature the history of some of the organization's national, regional, state and local leaders. There will also be dancing and music, art exhibits, poetry recitals and food. Information: 443-280-1935.

Concert series The UU Chalice Concert Series continues its season with a performance by soprano Hilary Dean titled, "The Closest Distance," at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. A pre-concert introduction will begin at 7:15 p.m. A reception with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $20, $15 for students 15-23, free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or

Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email

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