Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, April 7

Remembrance service The Holocaust Remembrance Committee of the Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis will host a service at 6 p.m. at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. Service include interactive sessions and a keynote address by Gustav Goldberger in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Danish rescue of more than 7,000 Jewish men, women and children. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-531-5115.


Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Effervescent," a tribute to the late JoAnn Shay O'Neill, at 4 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors and students; $5 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-480-1686.

Wednesday, April 10


Genealogical society Kenneth Heger of the National Archives and Records Administration presents "Working for the People: Documenting Employment of Civilian Employees of the Federal Government, 1789-1950," at the Howard County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Free. Information: 410-313-1400.

Thursday, April 11

School news The Board of Education holds a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in the board room at 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. Both the afternoon and evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., begins with a public forum, when members of the public may address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Information: 410-313-6680.

Bird club meeting During the monthly meeting of the Howard County Bird Club, David Holmes will make a presentation, "Enhanced Identification: Seeing Beyond Color," at 8 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Information: howardbirds.org.

Saturday, April 13

Classical music Michael Adcock presents works for solo piano and vocal/wind chamber music with Dawn Tubb, Charles Zhao, Stefan Palen and MaryAnn Evangelista at 8 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. A pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 p.m. and a reception with the artists follows the concert. Tickets are $20; $15 for students 15-23; free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097.

GreenFest The sixth annual GreenFest takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Community College's Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. This free event features exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, activities and practical tips for easy ways to "green" your home, workplace and lifestyle. This year's theme is "Green Communities: Get up. Get out. Get Green," and focuses on steps you can take, at home and in the community to make a difference. Information: 410-313-2350 or hcgreenfest.org.

Concert Kathleen Stanley, Libby Weibel and Laurence Bauer perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Anna's Coffee Roastery, 8827 Centre Park Drive, Suite D in Columbia. Information: 443-546-4131.


Chamber music Sundays at Three presents the Peabody Trio playing Beethoven and Schubert piano trios and short pieces written for them by Shalumit Ran and Fred Lerdahl at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15; free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179.

Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's annual film series concludes April 20 with "Nicky's Family." Screening is at 8 p.m. at 5885 Robert Oliver Place, room 200. Tickets are $9. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and post-film discussion included. Information: 410-381-4809, 410-997-0694 or SBloch@comcast.net.

'WomenFest' The Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging presents its annual wellness event for women from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. "WomenFest" is an interactive day that focuses on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. Event will feature more than 90 vendors and exhibitors offering products and services of interest to women, as well as health screenings, seminars and food. There will also be free blood pressure, body mass index, osteoporosis, vein, partial skin cancer and glaucoma screenings available. Admission is free but seating is limited and tickets will be available the day of the event while supplies last. For more information, call 410-313-5440 or send an email with "WomenFest" in the subject line, to glenwoodsc@howardcountymd.gov. A full schedule is available at howardcountyaging.org/womenfest.


Fair Mount Hebron Nursery School Parents Group's 29th annual Spring Fair will take place at 11 a.m. April 27 at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church, 2330 Mount Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. Event features a bake, book and plant sale, moon bounce, face painting, crafts, games and a Mother's Day Secret Shop. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods will be for sale. Tickets for games and activities available for purchase. Information: 410-461-2773.

Testing Gifted-and-talented testing for nonpublic school students, grades 5-7, who plan to enter Howard County middle schools in August, will be held beginning at 9 a.m. May 4 at Harper's Choice Middle School, 5450 Beaverkill Road in Columbia. Registration materials can be obtained from middle school guidance offices, or parents may call the Gifted and Talented Office at 410-313-6800.

Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email cardinalgibbonsclassof1973@hotmail.com.

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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