Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, May 19

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


Cookbook author appears Chabad of Clarksville and the Jewish Federation of Howard County host an evening with Joanne Caras, creator of the "Holocaust Survivor Cookbook" and "Miracles & Meals" cookbook, at 7:30 p.m. at the River Hill Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Cir. in Clarksville. The books are a collection of more than 240 stories and 500 recipes collected from Holocaust survivors around the world. Proceeds benefit a soup kitchen in Jerusalem and other charities. Tickets are $10. Information: 443-380-0340.

Open house The Olenka School of Music holds its 20th-anniversary open house at 3 p.m. at 9520 Berger Rd., Suites 104-108 in Columbia. The public is invited to learn about the school's musical-education programs for infants to adults. Event will feature performances, demonstrations, parent education, raffles, game giveaways and more. Free. Information: 410-309-0770.

Monday, May 20

Cabaret! The Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts hosts an evening of music, songs and fun featuring members of The Capitol Steps and performances by CCTA students and alumni at Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd. in Columbia. Evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.. Proceeds will support CCTA, its scholarship fund and outreach programs. Tickets are $50 per person. Information: 410-381-0700.

Friday, May 24

Concert series The Howard County Historical Society presents the OCEAN Quartet performing "Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns" at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Music at the Museum Concert Series at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Admission is $20; $18 for society members. Light refreshments will be served. Information: hchsmd.org.


Gala celebration The Columbia Festival of the Arts will hold "Black Tie & Neon Brights: A Totally Awesome 80s Gala," featuring comedian Paula Poundstone on May 31 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy. in Columbia. Attendees are asked to wear '80s attire. Tickets are $150 each, $1,500 for a table of 10. For tickets and reservations, call 410-715-3044.

Art Show Works of watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, miniatures, prints and cards by the Willowbrook painters will be for sale at a show being held May 31-Jun. 1 at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Trader Way in Columbia. Information: 410-446-7584.

SavageFest Event takes place beginning at 9 a.m. June 1 at Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St. in Savage. Festivities include a parade, live music by local bands, pony rides, a petting zoo and other entertainment. Event also features more than 50 booths with crafts, food and more. Information: 410-753-4394.

Concert Voices 21, a chamber chorus, concludes its 13th season at 7:30 p.m. June 1 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd. in Columbia. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door. Information: 240-643-6563 or voicesxxi.org.

Public meeting The Howard County chapter of Organizing for Action, a nonpartisan, issue-based group working on climate change, immigration reform, health care and reducing gun violence, will meet at 7 p.m. June 3 at Howard County Library's Central branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy. in Columbia. Meeting is for residents to learn more about the availability of sustainable energy in preparation for a June 15 door-knocking campaign to alert residents of their options. Everyone is welcome.

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.