Sunday, March 30

Fashion show The National Alliance on Mental Illness, in conjunction with Success In Style, will host a "Springing Into Step" fashion show at 2 p.m. at Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-772-9300.


Thursday, April 3

Seminar "How to Pay for College Without Breaking the Bank" will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road in Fulton. Cost is $20 per parent child partner. Event is appropriate for both parent and student from grades 8 through 12, college undergraduate and graduate. Learn where to find scholarships both in the schools and outside that can be non income and income based, merit, and community service based also. For more information, email

Friday, April 4

Conference Project Access of Howard Community College will hold its 12th annual conference for parents and professionals, "Transitioning Students with Disabilities … Success on the Postsecondary Level and Beyond," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Registration is $150, fee includes lunch. to register and more information, call Linda Schnapp at 443-518-4625 or email her at

Whiskey-tasting and exhibit The Howard County Historical Society presents "Bootlegger's Paradise: Whiskey-Tasting Event & Exhibit" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Don a flapper costume or double-breasted pinstriped suit and be ready to dance the Charleston. Music provided by the Will Fischer Orchestra. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or go

Saturday, April 5

'GreenFest' Howard County's seventh annual GreenFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Community College's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Event include vendors and exhibitors with information on green products, options for resident involvement in greening the community, ecological home cleaning, environmentally friendly lawn care, alternative energy, water conservation and reuse, and tips for greening your everyday activities. Other topics of interest include energy efficiency, green buildings, green consumer products, green landscaping, wildlife exploration, children's activities and information on local green organizations. Information: 410-313-6433.

Dance concert Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Spectrum! A Spring Dance Concert" at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-480-1686.

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Dave Zirin will discuss his book, "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down." Free. Information: 410-740-1145.

Give blood A blood drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. For registration and information, call 410-530-5278 or email Walk-ins accepted.


Concert Jazz in the Mills Concert Series presents Lavenia Nesmith in an encore performance at 5 p.m. April 27 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 410-730-4610.

Classical music The Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Katherine Needleman, Fei Xie, Qing Li, Karin Brown, and Bo Li in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. They will perform a woodwind duo by Villa-Lobos, a string trio by Schubert, a bassoon quartet by Devienne and an oboe quartet by American composer, David Ludwig. Tickets are $15, those 17 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or to

Folk music One World Coffeehouse presents troubadour Greg Klyma at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $15, $10 for those 12 and younger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Information: 410-381-0097 or


Benefit race "Run to Remember" The Maryland State's Attorneys' Association's inaugural "7K Run to Remember" will be held at Centennial Park in Columbia. The charity event will benefit the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and kicks off National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $35 and ends Wednesday, April 2. To register and more information, go to and put 7k Run to Remember in the search box.

Art show River Hill residents will showcase their artwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville. Some works will be for sale. Free admission. Information: 410-531-1749.

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