Howard County Times
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Sunday, June 24

Jazz in the Village Author-singer-songwriter John Milton Wesley appears for a live performance for the first time since 1976 at 6 p.m. at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-730-4610.


Tuesday, June 26

School news The Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in the Board Room at 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Both the afternoon and evening session at 7:30 begin 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.


Wednesday, June 27

Concert The Columbia Orchestra performs Hollywood blockbuster movie themes by John Williams at 7 p.m. as the Sunset Serenades Concert Series continues at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Columbia. Also, the orchestra will perform a medley of Beatles tunes and much more. Free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Information: 410-313-4700 or

Thursday, June 28

Maryland Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Learn how the Genuine Progress Indicator measures the positive and negative impact of development on long-term prosperity at 6:30 p.m. at the Howard County Library Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. This alternative to the traditional Gross Domestic Product places a dollar amount on such factors as air and water pollution, income inequality and loss of wetlands to come up with a more accurate accounting of economic activity. Information: 410-313-1950.

Saturday, June 30

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Workshop Sisters for Health presents a Health and Hip-Hop workshop for girls of color, ages 11-14, from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the East Columbia library branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The event is an information session on being healthy and fit for a lifetime, followed by a hip-hop routine taught by a professional dancer. Registration and information: 410-696-4737 or email


Food, farms and film The third 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. The event is a celebration of the county's local food movement, highlighting the connection between farms, restaurants, food producers and the community. It also serves as the kickoff 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.


The 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 For more Feastival information, call 410-313-2707.

Reunion The Baltimore City College Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion celebration on Oct. 13 at the Pikesville Hilton. For information, graduates of the February or June class should call 410-381-6506 or email

Anniversary Boy Scout Troop 306 of Catonsville celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is looking for former scouts and committee members associated with the troop to come together for a picnic on Sept. 23. Contacts are: Dennis Gray, 443-286-2545 or, or Kathy MacLeod,

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