Sunday, Feb. 8
Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the West Shore Piano Trioin "Their Roots Are Showing" at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program includes Arthur Foote's Piano Trio in B flat, Paul Schoenfield's "Cafe Music," and Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio in G Minor. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
Dance concert Misako Ballet presents the one-act ballet "The Grateful Crane" at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. The performance tells the story of a crane that is rescued from a trap by a childless couple and repays their kindness in a magical way. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/event/538410 at a discount. Information: 410-884-9690 or misakoballet.com.
Monday, Feb. 9
Lecture The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents Mitchell Bard speaking on "What The New York Times Doesn't Tell You About the Middle East" at 7 p.m. at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. A dessert reception with a Q&A session follows. Cost is $18. Information: 410-730-4976.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Medicare 102 Howard County's Office on Aging sponsors a free program on Medicare Part C/Health Plans and Medigap plans from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
Nature movies Astronomy Winter Wednesday Movies for Tots ages 3 and older with an adult will be held at 11 a.m. in the NatureSphere planetarium at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. This week's movie is "One World, One Sky." Tickets are $3. Information: 410-313-0400.
Thursday, Feb. 12
'New Release Cinema' The Friends of Howard County Library presents a screening of "Keep On Keepin' On" at 6 p.m. and "Dear White People" at 7:30 p.m. at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.Free popcorn, soda and candy will be available. Refreshments will not be served after the start of the movie. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717
Bird club meting The Howard County Bird Club meets at 8 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Colin Rees gives a presentation "Birds of a Feather: Seasonal Changes on Both Sides of the Atlantic." All are welcome. Information: 410-313-0400.
Friday, Feb. 13
'Frozen' film The Family Movie series at the Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, offers a screening of "Frozen," rated PG, at 2 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library. Information: 410-313-1950.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Classical music The Howard Community College Guest Artist Series continues with a performance by the piano duo of Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson at 7:30 p.m. at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The program will feature the music of Bach, Kirchner, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert and Ravel. Tickets are $26, $22 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 443-518-1500.
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'History Lives' Patrick O'Guinn, a professor of criminal justice and computer forensics at Howard Community College, will give a presentation on early black education in Howard public schools at 2 p.m. at the Howard County Library's Central branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Learn about the dynamics of the period between 1954 and 1965 and how schoolchildren, their families and the community were affected. Information: 410-313-7883.
Environment panel discussion The Earth Forum of Howard County presents environmental professionals and leaders sharing highlights of their work last year and what they are working on now at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9535 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Refreshments will be served. All are invited. Information: 410-730-3545.
Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's film series continues Saturday, Feb. 28, with "Cupcakes." All screenings will be at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $27 for the three-film series, $17 for two showings. Single tickets will be available at the door for $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; screenings begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments and post-film discussion are included. Information: 410-381-4809, 410-997-0694 or SBloch@comcast.net.
Arts event The 18th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The event will feature food, a silent auction and musical entertainment. Tickets are $100 and $50. Information: 410-313-2787.
Wellness event for women The seventh annual "WomenFest" will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. Lynne Brick, president of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, will speak on "Build Your Healthy Tomorrow, Today!" Admission and parking are free. Information: howardcountyaging.org/womenfest.
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