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Sunday, April 5

Hunting eggs Easter egg hunts for youngsters will take place every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City. Bring your own basket. Information: 410-730-4049.


Monday, April 6

'Crafternoon' Drop in and make fun crafts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard County Library's Elkridge branch, 6540 Washington Blvd. Information: 410-313-5077.


Tuesday, April 7

Film screening The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents the second part of 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 in the U.S., 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

Wednesday, April 8

Graduation ceremony Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, Police Chief Gary Gardner and members of the Howard County Council will mark the graduation of 22 recruits of Police Academy Class 39 as they are sworn in as officers at 6 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church, 9189 Red Branch Road in Columbia. Information: 410-313-2236.

Genealogical meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. atthe Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Genealogist Debra Hoffman presents "Maximize Your Census Research." All are welcome. Information:

Book club The Mothers and Daughters Book Club meets at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Information: 410-313-7700.

Thursday, April 9

'Flight of the Monarch' Flying thousands of miles and faced with numerous dangers, the monarch butterfly's fight for survival is never over. Learn about these migrating butterflies and how to help them survive at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Make a seed packet and take home milkweed to start a butterfly friendly garden. Information: 410-313-1950.


Friday, April 10

Smooth Sounds for Seniors Concert takes place at 12 p.m. at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Cost is $12. Information: 410-792-0664.

Jazz concert The Marriotts Ridge High School Band and Music Foundation presents "Jazz at the Ridge" at 7 p.m. at 12100 Woodford Drive in Marriottsville. The featured guests are David Bach and the David Bach Consort. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Information: 410-313-5568.

Saturday, April 11

Housing fair The Howard County Housing Fair, a free event that features more than 50 lenders, homebuilders, remodelers, real estate experts and county agencies, will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Information: 410-313-6318.

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


'Reptiles and Amphibians' Ray Bosmans, president of the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society, presents a program about the benefits and habits of these animals common to our region at 2 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-1950.

Collaboration The Dali Quartet, along with the Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales, performs at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Repertoire of the quartet combines classical and Latin American music. Tickets are $12-$32. Information: 410-715-1327.


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Concert Jazz in the Mills presents vocalist Bonnie Harris at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 301-596-5128 or

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

'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. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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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