Sunday, June 17
Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Calidore String Quartet in concert at 3 p.m. at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.
Thursday, June 21
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. 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.
Computer group The Central Maryland User Group for Windows personal computers meets at 7:30 p.m. at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Road. Bring your computer questions and problems for help by other users. Free. Information: 301-774-0331 or mycmug.org.
Saturday, June 23
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Literary event The Little Pautxent Review celebrates its sixth year of publishing poetry, fiction, visual art and nonfiction with a launch event at 2 p.m. at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way in Columbia. Jennifer McGaha, Jill Williams, Shirley Brewer, Brian Gilbert, Johnna Schmidt and Dan Vera are among the featured presenters. A reception follows the readings, and copies of the Little Patuxent Review will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Information: littlepatuxentreview.org.
Yard sale The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsors a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935.
Food, farms and film The 3rd annual "Feastival" takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 17 at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. Event is a celebration of the county's local food movement, highlighting the connection between farms, restaurants, food producers and the community. Event also serves as the kick off to Howard County's Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks — July 18-Aug. 6 — the annual food extravaganza during which restaurants incorporate locally grown products to serve farm fresh meals at attractive prices. It will also promote the start of the "Buy Local Maryland Challenge," July 21-29.
Cost is $5, with proceeds going toward Farmers' Market coupons redeemable for free fresh fruits and vegetables for county families through the WIC program and the Howard County Food Bank. Advance registration required at hceda.org/agriculture. For more "Feastival" information, call 410-313-2707.
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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