Tuesday, May 29

School news The Board of Education will hold a closed meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Planning Room at the department, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. 410-313-6680.


Saturday, June 2

Yard sale The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew will hold an outdoor yard sale and car wash, along with a bake sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kings Contrivance Interfaith Center, 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Children's clothing, toys, games, household items, holiday items, electronics, furniture, jewelry and books will be for sale. Information: stmatthewoca.org.

Hope Gala The Domestic Violence Center's fundraising event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. This year's gala honors County Executive Ken Ulman for his leadership on addressing intimate partner violence and sexual assault and his commitment to family and victim services. In addition to dinner, the event features a live jazz band, silent auction and "Spirits to Sparkle" raffle. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased at dvcenter.org. Information: 410-997-0304 or gala@dvcenter.org.

Flea market, book sale Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church sponsors this event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 at 14051 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood (rain date is June 9). Information: 410-442-2475.

Yard sale A community yard sale, beginning at 8 a.m., will be held throughout the neighborhoods of Thunder Hill, Stevens Forest and Talbott Springs in Columbia. Information: 410-730-4610 or oaklandmills.org.


Classical concert Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Monarch Brass Quintet performing "Romantic Brass" at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program features the music of Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Dvorak, Mahler, Kamen and Donaudy. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

Fishing The Patuxent Research Refuge will host a Kids' Fishing Day at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop in Laurel, on Saturday, June 9. Activities target youths who have little or no fishing experience. Boys and girls 15 and younger can register for an 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. time slot by calling 301-497-5887. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. No personal fishing gear will be needed or allowed; the refuge will supply fishing poles and bait. The event ends between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Information: 301-497-5763 or patuxent.fws.gov.


Fundraising gala The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents its annual fundraiser, "Federation Live!" (formerly "The Event") at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. The event will honor Jewish community leaders Deborah and Harry Adler. Evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the organization's social service programs for seniors, youth and teen outreach, and community families. Ticket packages range from $70 to $1,000. Information: 410-730-4976 or jewishhowardcounty.org.

'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Paul Dickson will discuss his book, "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick." Free. 410-740-1145.

Women's event The Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging presents the annual "WomenFest," a wellness event for women, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Event is an interactive day that focuses on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. Event also include a concert by blues and jazz musician, Deanna Bogart. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-5440. For a full schedule of the day's events, go to howardcountyaging.org/womenfest.

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.