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Sunday, March 22

Ice show The Columbia Figure Skating Club will hold its annual spring production at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. Skaters will perform scenes from movies such as "Annie," "Mary Poppins," "Frozen," and "Despicable Me." Show features more than 60 performers, preschool through high school ages, and includes many advanced-level skaters who have competed in regional and national competitions. For ticket prices and more information, go to


Monday, March 23

Classical music The Choir of the College of William & Mary in Virginia will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Road. All are welcome. Information:


Movie and discussion View the documentary "Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby," followed by a discussion with Heather Taylor, a local producer and independent filmmaker. Event takes place at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. The documentary recounts the stories of 20 women, including Amelia Earhart, who raced across America in the summer of 1929. Information: 410-313-1950.

Tuesday, March 24

Screening and talk See the Academy Award-winning movie "Selma" preceded by remarks from county resident Sherman Howell about his experiences at the historic march in 1965. Event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Admission is $6. Information: 443-367-9043.

Composting program Learn if you are following correct composting procedures on your property at the Howard County Farm Composting Program being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland Central Maryland Research and Education Center, 4240 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City. Free program includes classroom and demonstration time. Lunch will be provided. Information: 410-313-6500.

Wednesday, March 25

'Color in the Shade' The Howard County Master Gardener Series presents a program on how to design a colorful shade garden at 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. The best practices for shade gardening and some plant suggestions for bringing color into a shaded area will be discussed. Free, but registration is required. Information: 410-730-4610 or

Talent show River Hill High School's 18th annualtalentshow will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 12101 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Grassroots, the Wounded Warriors Association and We Care Solar. Tickets and information: 410-313-7120 or email

Genealogy program The Howard County Genealogical Society presents "Finding Elusive Female Ancestors" at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-1950.


Thursday, March 26

Short reads Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will host "Keep it Short," a session of adult short fiction read aloud by Michael Toner, at 7 p.m. Free. Information: 410-313-7860.

Friday, March 27

Walking tour The Howard County Historical Society hosts the Mount Misery Haunted History Walking Tour beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the society's museum, 8328 Court Ave. Event also includes a tour of the museum and palm readings at the Weir Building, an early 19th Century Quaker School. Cost is $10 per person. Bottled water provided. Information: 410-480-3250 or go to

Family fun Clarlen Nursery School will host its annual Wheely Fun Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. Vehicles of all sizes and varieties will be on display in the church's back parking lot. All are welcome. Information: 410-465-7405. (Rescheduled from March 20).

Saturday, March 28


Arts event The 18th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.

Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's 23rd annual film series continues with "The Other Son." Screenings will be at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $19 for the remaining two films. Single tickets will also 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 included. Information: 410-997-0694 or

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Cancer support A seminar titled "HOPE, Supporting Patients and Families with Cancer" will be held at 9 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Drive in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-992-6977 or


Film screening The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents part two of the documentary, "Jewish Americans," by Davis Grubin at 10:30 a.m. April 7 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

Spring dance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Spectrum" at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 18 at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Admission is $10, $7 in advance. Information: 410-480-1686 or


Fundraiser The Cedar Lane School presents its 18th annual Walk for Our Stars beginning at 10 a.m. April 18 at the Maple Lawn Community Center in Fulton. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of specialized equipment, expand the school's cultural arts program, increase the number of student field trips, and provide staff development opportunities beyond what is provided by the county. Information: 410-888-8800 or email

Wellness event for women The seventh annual WomenFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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:

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