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Sunday, May 10

Sunday market The farmers' market opens for the season at Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. The market, open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., continues through Nov. 22.


Monday, May 11

Wiggleworms Little ones up to age 5 can wiggle away with songs at Wiggleworms, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge branch library, 6540 Washington Blvd. 410-313-5077.


Calming Crafts' Improve your mood through the use of arts and crafts from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. All levels of artistic ability welcome. Free. Information: 410-313-1950.

Check your blood pressure Howard County General Hospital offers free screenings from 10 a.m. to noon at Howard County Library's Savage branch, 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-313-0760.

Tuesday, May 12

Gardening program Howard County Master Gardeners presents "Rebuilding Nature's Relationships at Home" at 7 p.m. at Howard County Conservancy's Gudelsky Center, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Doug Tallamy, a professor at the University of Delaware in the department of entomology and wildlife ecology, will serve as the keynote speaker. Information: 410-313-1913 or

Community connection The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, will hold an orientation and information session on volunteer opportunities in the county, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information:

Wednesday, May 13

Citizens meeting The Howard County Citizens Association hosts its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Hawthorn Center. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will be on hand to listen to comments and concerns. Information:

Awards ceremony The Arc of Howard County will host its annual meeting and Celebration of Excellence awards at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 6129 Day Long Lane in Clarksville. Presentations will be made to individuals and groups that promote the organization's mission of serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Refreshments will be served. For reservations and information:


Thursday, May 14

New-release cinema The Friends of Howard County Library presents the drama "Still Alice," starring Oscar winner Julianne Moore, on the big screen at 7 p.m. at the library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event features free popcorn, soda and candy, which will not be served after the start of the movie. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717.

Birdclubmeeting Gen Brewer of the Department of Natural Resources will give a presentation, "Solving the Mysteries of Bird Migration," at 8 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the HowardCountyBirdClubat Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Information:

'Pins and Needles' Bring the projects you'd love to finish from 10 a.m. to noon at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. All stitchers invited. Free. Information: 410-313-1950.

Friday, May 15

Teen advice The Teen Advisory Council of the east Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, meets at 4 p.m. The council offers suggestions on library programs and events, and is open to ages 11 to 17. 410-313-7700.


Saturday, May 16

Festival The Mount Airy Mayfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Mount Airy Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road. Event features live music, antiques, flowers, photography, art, quilts, furniture, jewelry, crafts, children's activities and plenty of food. Free admission and parking. Information: 301-829-5466.

Yard sale The Howard County Historical Society and Historic Ellicott City will hold a "Deja Vu and Nearly New Sale" today and Sunday, May 17, at Mount Ida, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City as part of the National Road Yard Sale. Proceeds will benefit educational programs. Items include toys, games, puzzles, clothing, DVDs, CDs, books, holiday items, household items, jewelry, art, china, decorative pieces, sporting goods and more. Information:

Symphonic pops The Columbia Orchestra will present a performance of Broadway tunes from "Into the Woods," "Carousel," "Porgy and Bess," scores from the "Star Wars" and James Bond movies, and jazz hits by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road. Vocalist Delores King Williams and the Columbia Jazz Band will be featured. Tickets and information: 410-465-8777 or go to

Fundraiser Guilford Elementary School PTA will host a Basket and Bag Bingo at 6 p.m. at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the school. For more information, email

Concert Lisa and Paul Fenstemacher, Jennifer Parde and Carlos Baer perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671.



Classical music Sundays At Three presents the Serafin String Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 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

'Art in the Afternoon' The Columbia Town Center Community Association and the Howard County Center of African American Culture will host this event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Event features the music of John Milton Wesley and the art of Laurence Hurst. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Picnic tables are available although they cannot be reserved. Information: or

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Veterans resource fair The Howard County Veterans and Military Families Commission will host a Veterans Resource Fair from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. All are welcome to this free event. The fair will offer attendees the opportunity to talk face-to-face with more than 25 businesses, organizations and nonprofits providing services, support and jobs to veterans. Information: 410-313-0821.

Spring party The Community Foundation of Howard County will hold its 33rd annual Spring Party from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Event includes a full buffet and open bar. Proceeds benefit the foundation's mission-based programs and services that promote local philanthropy and provide grant funding for nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $100. Information: 410-730-7840 or

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:



•Baltimore City College Class of 1950 will hold its 65th class reunion from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Pikesville Hilton Hotel, located at Beltway Exit 20. Event includes a buffet lunch. Cost is $35. RSVP to John Heyn, 410-363-2620.

•Howard High School will hold a multi-class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Yingling-Ridgley VFW Hall, 4225 VFW Lane in Ellicott City. The Soul Island Rebels will provide the musical entertainment. Cost is $45 per person in advance; $50 after Oct. 1. For more information, email

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