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Sunday, May 4

Dance performance Kinetics Dance Theatre continues its celebration of 30 years of dance in Howard County with "Spring Fever" at 3:30 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for seniors and students; $18 and $12 at the door. Information: 410-480-1686.


Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents Trio 180, a faculty ensemble in residence at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Northern California, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15; free for those 17 and younger with paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179.

Tuesday, May 6


Film screening The Committee for Palestinian Rights sponsors a screening of the documentary "Stone Cold Justice," at 7 p.m. at the Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. A discussion led by Philip Farah, co-founder of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, follows the screening. Free and open to the public. Information:

Thursday, May 8

Wine tasting and silent auction KidsPeace of Maryland sponsors a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit hundreds of local children in foster care at 6 p.m. at 3321 Corridor Marketplace, 3321 Corridor Marketplace in Laurel. 30 percent of all wine sales will be donated to KidsPeace. Information: 410-964-9329.

Bicycle club Cycle2Health, a noncompetitive, peer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours, has its program kickoff event at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Event features free bike checks and presentations on bike-related topics. Departure of the first ride of the season follows at 10:30 a.m. Adults of all ages and riding abilities are welcome. Rides vary in length and difficulty and depart from various locations. Registration is $10 and participants must provide their own bicycle, helmet, water, a spare inner tube and bicycle air pump. To register and more information, call 410-313-5940 or go to

Friday, May 9

Brunch The Bain Center holds its 4th annual Mother's Day Brunch, featuring music by the Retro Rockets, from 10 a.m. to noon at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Free, donations accepted. Information: 410-313-7213.

Children's theater Lively Arts For Little Ones presents "Rocknoceros," an interactive performance for ages 2-5 and their chaperons at 10 a.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 410-730-4610.

Saturday, May 10


Mother's Day The Howard County Conservancy hosts a Mother's Day Special at 10 a.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Visitors can sip tea and sample home baked scones at the historic Brown sisters' farmhouse. Walk through the conservancy's eight gardens and converse with the garden clubs, master gardeners and volunteers who design and maintain them all year. Cost is $5 per person, $10 per family. Registration required. Information: 410-465-8877 or

Concert series The United Unitarian Chalice Concert Series presents a performance by the Collaborative Artist prize winners of the Liszt-Garrison Competition at 8 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $20, $15 for students 15-23, and free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or

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Plant sale A variety of hanging baskets, annuals, house plants, perennials and native plants will be available for purchase at the Mount Airy Garden Club's annual plant sale being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S Main St. in Mount Airy. Information: 301-829-5282.


Party The Columbia Foundation which raises, manages and distributes funds to support county nonprofits holds its annual Spring Party at 5:30 p.m. May 13 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Event includes a full buffet and open bar. Tickets are $100 per person. Information: 410-730-7840.

Spring concert The Bain Center's Senior Choir performs its annual Spring Concert in the center's lobby at 11 a.m. May 14 at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-313-7213.


Concert The Howard County Historical Society presents "Three's a Crowd" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City as part of its "Music in the Museum" concert series. The duo of Vicki Scarinzi and Richard Walton perform music by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Sheryl Crow and others. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-480-3250 or

Wine tasting The 22nd annual Wine in the Woods will be held May 17-18 at Symphony Woods, 5950 Symphony Woods Road in Columbia. In addition to sampling wine from more than 30 wineries, festival-goers can taste food from area restaurants and hear live music all day long. Information: 410-313-4700.

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