Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, March 9

Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the Chagall Trio, violinist Ronald Mutchnik, cellist Set Low and pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15 and free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.


Expo The Jewish Federation of Howard County hosts its 22nd annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo at noon at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Event features entertainment by DJ Doug Sandler, games, crafts, face painting, refreshments and more. Vendors will offer services and merchandise. Costumes are encouraged and Kosher dietary laws will be observed. Tickets are $5; $15 per family. Information: 410-730-4976.

'Girl Power' The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will host a free introductory event for middle and high school girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 11100 Johns Hopkins Road in Laurel. The event will feature 30-minute workshops on cyber situational awareness and women in aerospace. Girls will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from local companies and colleges about STEM careers and majors. Attendees can also try hands-on activities, including building their own hovercraft and learning about material, mechanical and structural engineering. A workshop on applying to college and a science show will be offered. No registration is required. Information: 443-778-7836 or jhuapl.edu.


Tuesday, March 11

ChemLab Join the Howard County Library System for a class that promises to make the logical science of chemistry fun and memorable. Ages 11-18. Three-day class is at 4 p.m. March 11, March 19, March 26 at the Miller Branch Library. Registration: hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

Wednesday, March 12

Gardening Howard County Master Gardeners presents "Baywise: Landscaping" at 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Topics include fertilizing wisely, reducing the use of pesticides, conserving water, controlling soil erosion, and rainwater runoff and composting. Free. Information: 410-730-4610.

Thursday, March 13

Meeting Clark Rushing gives a presentation "Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Dispersal in a Migratory Bird" at the 8 p.m. meeting of the Howard County Bird Club at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Information: howardbirds.org.

Friday, March 14

Job fair Howard Community College hosts the annual Spring Job/Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Representatives from employers will be available to discuss employment opportunities, accept applications, and schedule interviews. Participants can also bring their resumes for expert review by college career counselors. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, including a list of employers that have registered, call 443-518-1340 or go to HCC Counseling and Career Services website at howardcc.edu/jobfair.

Saturday, March 15

Signs of spring A nature walk at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland will be held at 9 a.m. Participants should meet near the entry gate at 13030 Old Annapolis Road in Mt. Airy. Event will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. All are welcome. Information: 301-831-5660.

Concert Teri Bocklund, Daniel Gage and Bob Brill 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.



Classical concert The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus performs Rutter's "Requiem," featuring soprano Laura Whittenberger, organist Donald Fries and the Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City. Advance tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students; $22 and $20 at the door. Information: 410-799-9321, 301-854-0107 or procantare.org.

Concert The Moody Symphonic Band will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 10001 Route 108. All are invited to this free concert that combines orchestral music, hymns and gospel arrangements. Information: 410-730-6004.

Environmental program Earth Forum of Howard County presents Dr. Sara Via of the University of Maryland's Biology Department speaking on, "Why Garden: Successful and Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate," at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9535 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-750-1479.

'Gator Gala' The Reservoir High School Boosters Club holds its 12th annual Gator Gala from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 at The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane in Clarksville. Event features a DJ, dancing, golf contest, Plinko, March Madness games on TV, and silent auction items including restaurant gift cards, sports items, electronics and more. Menu includes bruschetta, crackers/dips, cheese platter, vegetables, fruit, mashed potatoes, carving station with turkey and roast beef, coconut chicken bites and meatballs. One drink coupon with ticket with additional beer and wine on sale. Cost is $37.50 per person. For more information, contact Erin Dorn at dedorn5@gmail.com. To purchase tickets online, go to rhsboosters.com.

Arts gala Howard County's annual "Celebration of the Arts" will be held Saturday, March 29, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $100 and $50 and are available by phone at 410-313-2787 or online at hocoarts.org. The gala begins with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring a silent auction of artwork by local artists, culinary treats provided by local restaurants and live musical performances. At 8 p.m., the presentations of the Rising Star Competition and the 2013 Howie Awards take place. $100 tickets include the reception, silent auction and reserved seats in the Smith Theatre; $50 tickets include the reception, silent auction and general seating in the Studio Theatre for the simulcast.

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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