Sunday, April 19
Forum Earth Forum of Howard County presents "Water Stories from Around the World" at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-730-3545.
Antiques fair The Howard County Historical Society's Appraisal Roadshow and Antiques Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. An appraiser and a gemologist will examine your possessions. A $12 general admission fee includes an appraisal; $8 for society members. Information: 410-480-3250.
Monday, April 20
What's in a name Learn how Savage's history is reflected in the town's street names at the Savage Historical Society's meeting at 7 p.m. at F&M Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage.
Tuesday, April 21
Big Event Leadership Howard County will hold its annual Big Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Road. Guest speaker Wes Moore will present "From Adversity to Success: Transformational Lessons in Leadership." Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, best-selling author and social entrepreneur. Tickets are $100, $50 for students. For more information, call 410-730-4474 or go to leadershiphc.org.
Wednesday, April 22
Rain barrels Patapsco Heritage Greenway will conduct a rain barrel workshop from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Belmont Carriage House, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, as part of Earth Week. The speaker will be Krisztian Varsa, watershed restoration specialist with the University of Maryland Extension Office. Admission is free. Information or registration: 410-480-0824, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html.
Thursday, April 23
Movie night A screening of "St. Vincent" (PG-13), starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Contrivance Community Association-Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Wine, cheese, snacks and refreshments will be served. Admission is $3 per person. Information: 410-381-9600.
Friday, April 24
Caregiver training Family and friends who care for someone with Parkinson's disease can learn from experts and connect with other care partners at 10:30 a.m. at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Cost is $15. Information: 410-313-1950.
Saturday, April 25
Wellness event for women The seventh annual WomenFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
Earth Day The Howard County Conservancy will host its annual Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and visit the nature center. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.
Film series The Columbia Jewish Congregation's 23rd annual Jewish Film Series concludes with "100 Voices: A Journey Home" 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 are included. Information: 410-381-4809, 410-997-0694 or SBloch@comcast.net.
Spring Fest The Ellicott City Partnership will host its annual Spring Fest from noon to 7:30 p.m. in Historic Ellicott City. The event will feature live music, Earth Day crafts and activities, local food and craft beer. Bands will include Mark Whiskey and the Sours, Sean K. Preston & the Loaded Pistols, the Highland Hill Boys, Bendt Fendyr and Dirty Secret. Information: visitellicottcity.com.
Shrimp and beef Howard Chapel-Ridgeville United Methodist Church will host its annual fried shrimp and roast beef dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1970 Long Corner Road in Mount Airy. Baked goods will be available for purchase. Cost is $17, $8 for children 6-12, $18 for carryout. Information: 301-829-2391.
Community event The Oakland Mills Community Association will be hosting village election day activities at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. The event begins at 9 a.m. with the annual plant sale offering annuals and hanging baskets. The first Election Day Kids Carnival will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting, a photo booth and food. Information: 410-730-4610 or oaklandmills.org.
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Choral concert The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, present a program of worship and praise music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Saint James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road in Marriottsville. All are welcome. Information: 410-442-2020.
Community meeting The Oakland Mills Community Association will host a State of Our Schools town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. The meeting will allow the schools in the Oakland Mills cluster, elementary through high school, to share concerns and celebrations in a community setting. School administrators will be in attendance. A Q&A session will follow the meeting. Information: 410-730-4610 or email Sandy Cederbaum at email@example.com.
Classical concert The Columbia Pro Cantare concludes its 38th season at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia, with music from the "Great American Songbook." Performers include the Columbia Pro Cantare chorus and chamber singers, vocalist Harper Denhard, pianist Alison Gatwood and the Lexington Brass Quintet. Tickets are $23 in advance; $20 for seniors and students 16 and older ($2 more at the door). Information: 301-854-0107, 410-799-9321 or procantare.org.
Plant sale The Savage Community Association's annual spring plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St. Annuals, perennials, herbs and hanging baskets will be offered. Information: 301-776-3941.
Community festival The 28th annual Savage Fest featuring live music, food, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, jugglers, magic shows, history re-enactments, tours, dancing and more will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St. Information: savagecommunityassociation.com.
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