Sunday, May 17

'Wine in the Woods' All-day annual event takes place beginning at 11 a.m. at Symphony Woods, 5950 Symphony Woods Road in Columbia. Festival-goers can sample wine from more than 30 wineries, taste food from area restaurants and hear live music. For cost and more information, call 410-313-4700.


Festival The Mount Airy Mayfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 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: hchsmd.org.

Classical music Sundays At Three presents the Serafin String Quartet at 3 p.m. 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 sundaysatthree.org.

'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. 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: artintheafternoon.eventbrite.com or columbiatowncenter.org.

Monday, May 18

'Grow it! Eat it! Preserve it!' Karen Basinger of the University of Maryland Health System presents an overview of the techniques and tools of home food preservation from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-1950.

Check your blood pressure Howard County General Hospital offers free screenings from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville. Information: 410-313-5577.

Tuesday, May 19

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. 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 with more than 25 businesses, organizations and nonprofits providing services, support and jobs to veterans. Information: 410-313-0821.

Business discussion group Discuss book reviews and topics in business, management and political economy from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 41-313-7700.

Wednesday, May 20

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. Tickets are $100. Information: 410-730-7840 or cfhoco.org.

Thursday, May 21

'Tales of the Tudors' Discover several novels written about Tudor England through the eyes of notable women, such as Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Elkridge branch, 6540 Washington Blvd. Information: 410-313-5077.


Friday, May 22

Family film The Savage Branch Library, 9525 Durness Lane, will host a showing of the movie "Planes: Fire and Rescue," rated PG, at 3:30 p.m. Information: 410-880-5975.

Saturday, May 23

Whiskey tasting Howard County Historical Society brings back "Bootleggers Paradise II: A Whiskey Tasting Event" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. The Will Fischer Orchestra provides the musical entrainment. Event coincides with the closing of the "Bootleggers" exhibit on display at the museum. Tickets are $60 per person and include a tasting of five premium whiskeys, light fare and refreshments. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org.


Fundraiser The Howard County Conservancy hosts its ninth annual "Wine in the Garden & Beer in the Barn" from 5 p[.m. to 8 p.m. May 28 at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Attendees can enjoy bluegrass music performed by Dean Sapp and the Hartford Express, browse bargains at a silent auction of artwork, getaways, dining and themed packages, and more. Tickets are $55. Information: hcconservancy.org.

Paint the night away Learn to paint creatively at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Supplies and canvas are included in the $25 ticket price. Advance purchase required by Wednesday, May. 20. Information: 410-730-4610 or oaklandmills.org.

Oldies concert Rearview Mirror will perform at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Howard County Historical Society Museum, 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City as part of the Music at the Museum concert series. Iris Hirsch and Glenn Bullion perform a blend of rock and roll, R&B, pop, country, standards and disco. Tickets are $15; free for society members but seats must be reserved by emailing info@hchsmd.org. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org/events.

Health festival The annual "U Can Win, Community Resource Day and Howard County Men's Health and FitnessFest" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at Celebration Church, 6080 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Event include fitness demonstrations, nutrition coaching, free health screenings and food samples, resources from health professionals, and more. In addition, there will be free food distribution for qualifying families and individuals. For more information, email Kimberly Pruim at kpruim@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-2001.

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.


•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 dalemurphydesigns@gmail.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.