Sunday, June 10
Concert The chamber chorus, Voices 21, closes its season with a program featuring songs composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and Rodgers and Hammerstein at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. There will be also be jazz performed by Paul and Glenn Scimonelli Brothers. Admission is free; donations accepted at the door. Information: 240-643-6563 or voicesxxi.org.
Wednesday, June 13
Fundraising gala The Jewish Federation of Howard County presents its annual fundraiser, "Federation Live!" (formerly "The Event"), at 6:30 p.m. 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.
Meditation Sharon Sirkis, a certified energy healer, will speak about the practice and benefits of T'ai Chi Chih at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Free. Information: 410-730-0075.
Genealogical Society meeting Jane Thursby will speak on the marriage laws and practices over the last 350 years at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. She explains the legalities of marriage and why this knowledge is helpful in finding the records of your ancestors. She also points out the various records, where they can be found, and what other information contained in marriage records can be helpful. Information: 410-381-6797.
Thursday, June 14
Workshop The Department of Citizen Services' Office of Children's Services sponsors a new workshop for parents, "Start with Breakfast: Understanding Food Labels," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Workshop includes information on why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how to put together a healthy breakfast for children and adults, and how to read and understand nutrition labels. Cost is $5 per person, and space is limited. To register and more information, call 410-313-1940 or go to howardcountymd.gov/children.
School news The Board of Education holds a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in the Board Room at 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. Both the afternoon and evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., begins with a "public forum," when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Information: 410-313-6680.
Saturday, June 16
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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. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. The 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. It also includes 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.
Concert Paul Harrison, Frank Castle and Rick Millman perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671
Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Calidore String Quartet in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.
Reception The Howard County Arts Council will host a special reception in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. For more information, call 410-313-2787 or go to columbiafestival.com or hocoarts.org.
Reunion The 1962 class of Baltimore City College will hold its 50th reunion celebration on Oct. 13 at the Pikesville Hilton. For more information, graduates from either the February or June class should call 410-381-6506 or email email@example.com.
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