Sunday, Feb. 15
Environment 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. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9535 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Refreshments will be served. All are invited. Information: 410-730-3545.
Monday, Feb. 16
Meeting The Savage Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at the F&M Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Attendees are asked to bring an item they treasure, to share how they got it and why it is treasured. Information: 301-725-1241 or 301-805-0891.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Film screening The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents the documentary "Jewish Americans" by Davis Grubin at 10:30 a.m. at 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The film depicts 350 years of Jewish-American history, from the arrival of the first Jews in 1654 to the present. It tells the story of the struggles of a tiny minority to enter the American mainstream while maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. Information: 410-730-4976 or jewishhowardcounty.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Forgotten warriors Author and historian Dan Toomey lectures on Maryland's black regiments during the Civil War, 10 a.m. at the Glenwood 50+ Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The talk is sponsored by the Western Howard County Senior Council. Information: 410-313-5440.
Thursday, Feb. 19
'Mulan' movie The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will host a screening of the film "Mulan" for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks. Information: 410-313-1950.
Friday, Feb. 20
'Bringing Lent to Life' A concert and inspirational program takes place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-1425.
Saturday, Feb. 21
Classical music The Hermes Quartet, winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, performs at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $12-$32. Information: 410-997-2324.
'Young People's Concert' The Columbia Orchestra presents a performance of "Carnival of the Animals" with dancers from Dance Connections, music from the Disney movie "Frozen" and more at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those 11 and younger. Information: 410-465-8777.
History class The Columbia Family History Center will sponsor a class "Researching Estate Records at the Maryland Archives" at 1 p.m. at 4100 St. Johns Lane in Columbia. Admission is free. Information: 443-354-1757.
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Concert Bucky Duster, Peggy Brennan and Scott Sivakoff 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.
Lecture The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents David Hazony speaking on "The American Jewish Problem with Israel: A Strategic Rethinking for the Next Generation" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 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.
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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