Howard County datebook Datebook

Thursday, May 9

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 session and an 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, U.S. Department of Agriculture biologist Jonathan Leden presents, "Protecting Birds and Airplanes Around Local Airports" at 8 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Information: howardbirds.org.


Concert The Columbia Concert Band celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert featuring saxophonist James Houlik, at 3 p.m. May 12 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. Bring non-perishable food/pet supplies/cleaning supplies for the Howard Country Food Bank. Refreshments will be served. Information: 301-596-9783 or columbiabands.org.

Classical music The Unitarian Universalist Chalice Concert Series concludes its 2013 season with a performance featuring the students of the Peabody Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department at 8 p.m. May 18 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. A reception follows the concert. Tickets are $20; $15 for students 15-23; free for children younger than 15 when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets and more information, call 410-381-0097 or go to uucolumbia.net/concerts.

Anniversary concert "Ruby Jubilee," the finale of the Candlelight Concert Society's 40th Anniversary Season will take place at 3 p.m. May 18 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program features performances by the Beijing Guitar Duo, Dahlia Flute Duo, and the Park Family Trio. Concert concludes with Christopher Shih, Nurit Bar-Josef and Amit Peled performing Dvorak's piano trio, "Dumky." A cocktail reception will be held following the performances. Tickets are $40 per person. Information: 410-997-2324.

'The Full Monty' Silhouette Stages presents the story of six unemployed steel workers who decide to create their own Chippendales act when they see how much money their working wives and girlfriends pay to see male strippers at a local club. Shows at 8 p.m. May 17-18, 24-25, and 3 p.m. May 19, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. For tickets and more information, go to silhouettestages.com.

Chamber music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents Duo Amaral at 3 p.m. May 19 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The duo will perform music by Scarlatti, Sammartini, Handel, Vivaldi, Franck, and Rodrigo written or arranged for two guitars. Tickets are $15; free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

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.