Sunday, March 29

Amazon hero Join Hopework and Friends as they discuss Wonder Woman, one of the most popular superheroes of all time, at 2:30 p.m. at Victoria Gastro Pub, 8201 Snowden River Parkway in Columbia. Information: 410-750-1880.


Monday, March 30

Good point Celebrate the birthday of the eraser-tipped pencil at 2 p.m. with stories, games and crafts on National Pencil Day at the Savage Branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. For ages 5 to 8; registration required. 410-313-0760.


Tuesday, March 31

Meeting Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will hold the first of quarterly Town Hall meetings at 6:30 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Kittleman will discuss any subject and field questions from residents, as a way to encourage dialogue on matters of interest. All are welcome. Information: howardcountymd.gov.

Estate administration Byron Macfarlane, Howard County register of wills, will describe and demystify the process of administering estates in Maryland at 7 p.m. at Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, 3220 Corporate Ct., Suite C in Ellicott City. Admission is free. Information: 410-203-0474 or channingmc.org.

Wednesday, April 1

Family movie "The Wizard of Oz" (G) will be shown at 2 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Free popcorn and drinks. Information: 410-313-1950.

Open house The Saint Louis School will hold an open house beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Visitors can parents and administrators and take a tour of the campus. Information: 410-531-6664.

Thursday, April 2

'Grow It! Eat It!' Learn to prepare garden soil for spring planting and how to plant seeds and transplants at a class led by master gardener Kent Phillips at 8:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Free. Information: 410-313-1950.

Block party Children ages five and older are invited to have fun with Lego blocks from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard County Library's Elkridge branch, 6540 Washington Blvd. Information: 410-313-5077.

Friday, April 3

Lunch at the museum The Howard County Historical Society's monthly lunch and lecture will begin at noon at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. The lecture will focus on Belmont. Bring your lunch; drinks and treats will be provided. Tickets $5, free for members. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org/events.

Saturday, April 4


Fun for kids The Department of Recreation and Parks presents the second annual Kids Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane in Ellicott City. Event features sports instruction, games, activities, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, contact Brian Wyman at 410-313-4705 or bwyman@howardcoutymd.gov.

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Mitchell Nathanson will discuss his book, "A People's History of Baseball." Free. 410-740-1145.


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 jewishhowardcounty.org.

Classical concert The Columbia Orchestra presents Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" and Stravinsky's "Petrushka" at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumperter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $10-$25. Information: 410-465-8777 or columbiaorchestra.org.

Concert series Sundays At Three presents the Marcolivia Violin Viola Duo at 3 p.m. April 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15. Free for those 17 and younger Age 17 accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

Men in the Kitchen The Howard County Center of African American Culture will host its 21st annual fundraiser from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. More than 50 chefs will prepare culinary specialties for the event. Proceeds will help support the museum's ongoing programs and projects. For tickets and more information, call 410-715-1921.

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 kineticsdance.org.

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 walkforourstars2015@verizon.net.

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: howardcountyaging.org/womenfest.

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