Sunday, June 7

Festival Students in kindergarten through 12th grade and their parents are invited to the third annual Howard County STEM Festival at 1 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The event is sponsored by the group STEMualting Minds and includes robots and hands-on electronic activities. Free admission. Information: 443-518-1000.


Anniversary concert Voices 21 will perform the last concert in a season-long 15th anniversary celebration with music for chamber chorus, piano, flute and harp at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door. Information: 240-643-6563 or voicesxxi.org.

Spring concert The ShowTime Singers present a Spring Extravaganza at 2 p.m. at Shangri-La Assisted Living, 4475 Montgomery Road in Ellicott City. Free, but tickets are required. For tickets and information: showtimesingers.net.

Flea market The annual River Hill Flea Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the village center parking lot, 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville. Available for sale are toys, books, clothing and accessories, furniture, electronics, collectibles and more. Information: 410-531-1749.

Monday, June 8

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.

Purse power The event, Power of the Purse, offers gently used and vintage purses, silent auction of new and designer handbags and light fare, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Fretz Kitchen Showroom in Columbia. This event benefits the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.

Tuesday, June 9

Film screening The county's Office of Human Rights presents the first of six community screenings of the documentary film "The New Black" at 7:15 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. The film tells the story of the fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community. A panel discussion follows. All are welcome. Information: 410-313-6430.

Turf Valley tunes Turf Valley Towne Square's free summer concert series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by New Orleans party music band Junkyard Saints. Concerts will be held every Thursday night of the summer through Aug. 27.

Wednesday, June 10

Lecture and meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society presents a lecture by John Foertschbeck on Catholics, Germans and Western Maryland at 8 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. A socializing and browsing period with refreshment takes place at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Information: hcgsmd.org.

Friends meet The Laurel Senior Friendship Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. All are welcome. Information: 301-206-3380

Police pointers The Hawthorn Center in Columbia's Village of Hickory Ridge hosts a community meeting with the Howard County Police Department from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Police will share information about crime trends, the pathway patrol program and how to start a Neighborhood Watch group.

Thursday, June 11


Courtyard Concert Series The Bay Jazz Project performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dorsey's Search Village Center, 4765 Dorsey Hall Drive in Ellicott City. Free. Concert will be canceled in the event of rain. Information: 443-367-5123 or columbiavillagecenters.com.

Jazzy works Project Natale performs jazz favorites from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kings Contrivance Village Center, 8600 Guilford Road in Columbia. Free. Concert will be canceled in the event of rain. Information: 443-367-5123 or columbiavillagecenters.com.

Friday, June 12

Oldies but goodies Rearview Mirror, Iris Hirsch and Glenn Bullion, will perform oldies from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harper's Choice Village Center, 5485 Harpers Farm Road in Columbia. Free. Concert will be canceled in the event of rain. Information: 443-367-5123 or columbiavillagecenters.com.

Swinging series The Swingin' Swamies perform jazz, Latin, R&B and soul music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at River Hill Village Center, 6030 Day Break Circle in Clarksville. Free. Concert will be canceled in the event of rain. Information: 443-367-5123 or columbiavillagecenters.com.

Saturday, June 13

Music and dancing The Howard County Historical Society presents the Ain't Misbehavin' Swing Dance Party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 8328 Court Ave. Refreshments will be provided. BYO bottle of wine or pick up a bottle at the Wine Bin (8390 Main St.); mention you are going to the show and receive a 20 percent discount. Tickets are $15; $25 for couples; free for society members. Information: 410-480-3250 or hchsmd.org.

Meet the artist Diana Marta will host a discussion about her work from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Howard County Library's Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. All are welcome. Information: 410-313-1950.

Benefit walk/run Boy Scout Troop 361 will hold a family memorial walk/run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, starting at the amphitheater. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family, and all proceeds benefit the Matt Watson Scholarship Fund. Interested persons can register and pay the day of the event. For more information, email troop361bsa@gmail.com.

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. James Robinson will discuss "Communist Sports: The Communist Party USA, Left-Wing Sports Programs 1939-47: Organization, Recruitment, Decline and Lessons." Free. 410-740-1145.


Concert Jazz in the Mills presents vocalist Lavenia Nesmith at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 410-730-4610, 301-596-5128 or brownpapertickets.com/event/1316398.

Food, farms, films and fun Howard County's sixth annual Film Feastival will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The event serves as the kickoff to the county's Summer Restaurant Weeks, July 20-Aug. 3, and will feature food samples from restaurants and a farmers' market. Several new documentaries highlighting the value and importance of local farms and foods, as well as the challenges farmers and suppliers face as they adapt to the changing environment, will be shown. Registration is required. Donations benefit the Howard County Food Bank. To register, go to hocofilmfeastival.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension, the Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Tourism and Promotion, Clark's Elioak Farm and Business Monthly.


•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. The event will include a buffet lunch. Cost is $35. RSVP to John Heyn, 410-363-2620.


•Howard High School will hold a multiclass 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 musical entertainment. Cost is $45 per person in advance; $50 after Oct. 1. 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.