Sunday, June 1

Fun run Temple Isaiah sponsors the 10th annual Matzohball 5K and 1-mile Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Music and entertainment will be provided. A portion of the proceeds benefit DreamBuilders and Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Register at


Garden tour The Horticultural Society of Maryland's 23rd annual Garden Tour will focus on Ellicott City and Columbia. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begins at 4659 Montgomery Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $35. Information:

'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' The No Boundaries theater troupe presents this classic musical satire about corporate life and office politics at 2 p.m. at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. For tickets and more information, call 410-313-2787.

Concert The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra performs a benefit concert for the Tanzanian Children's Project at 2 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia. Program feature mandolin soloist David Evans and soprano Beatrice Gilbert. Conducted by Kristin Turner. $10 donation. Information: 301-490-4660.

Classical music The Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Aeolus Quartet at 3 p.m. at 4222 Club Court in Ellicott City. Venue is a private residence with performance space and seating on two levels, including a balcony. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

Monday, June 2

Summer Salsa Sample a variety of salsas and help plant a salsa garden at 7 p.m. at the Miller branch of the Howard County Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. For ages 11 and up. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-1950.

Tuesday, June 3

Portrait of young artists Teens ages 13 to 17 can learn how to paint portraits at an introductory painting class, 7 p.m. at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Four-week series. Registration required. Information: 410-313-7700.

Wednesday, June 4

Lakefront concert Janice B., an R&B and soul singer from Washington, performs at the Columbia lakefront from noon to 2 p.m. as part of the Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series hosted by the Columbia Association.

Thursday, June 5

Talking 'Godzilla' The movie "Gojira Godzilla" (1954) is the next in the Films to Talk About series at 7 p.m. at the Miller branch of the Howard County Library System, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Borrow the movie from the library, watch it ahead of time, then come for in a discussion with fellow movie aficionados. Information: 410-313-1950.

Friday, June 6

Theater The Cradlerock Elementary School Music Department presents its production of "Willy Wonka Junior" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in Columbia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available on site. Information: 410-313-7610.


Relay for Life The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Howard County fundraiser takes place at 5 p.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. Overnight event features a kids carnival, silent auction and more. Information: 301-562-3612.

Saturday, June 7

SavageFest The 27th annual SavageFest, with live music by local bands, pony rides, a magic photo booth, a petting zoo, rides and other entertainment, takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St. in Savage. Event also includes more than 50 booths featuring crafts, food and more. Information: 410-753-4394.

Community fellowship Christ Lutheran Church hosts a hymn sing followed by an ice cream social from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 12570 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. All are welcome. Information: 301-854-2100.

Baseball talk Tom Loverro will discuss his book, "Oriole Magic," at a session at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Free. Information: 410-740-1145.


Community fair The Israel Peace Fair will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Event features nonprofits which support peace, social justice and environmental issues in Israel. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-730-6044 or 410-322-5513.

Meeting Daniel Ingham will speak on "Civil War Pension Applications of Howard County U.S. Colored Troop Veterans" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the monthly meeting of the Howard County Genealogical Society being held at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. All are welcome. Information: 410-313-1400.

Tournament The Clarksville Lions Club will hold its 34th annual golf tournament Friday, June 13, at the Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. A shotgun start is at 1 p.m. followed by a banquet. Information: 410-730-7766 or 301-854-0096.

Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Wasmuth String Quartet performing the music of Haydn, Ligeti and Mendelssohn at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Arts Center, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or

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