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Monday, July 8

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (rated PG) at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to


Wednesday, July 10

'Sunset Serenades' The annual summer concert series continues with music for kids by the Grandsons Jr. at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Admission is free but a parking donation of $3 per car is requested. Information: 410-313-4700.


Friday, July 12

On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Red" (rated PG-13) will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to lakefrontfestival.com

'Babe Ruth's Bat' The Howard County Historical Society hosts a chance to see — and be photographed with — Babe Ruth's 1927 record-setting home run bat beginning at 7 p.m. at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Ballpark food and drink will be served. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for society members. The event is co-sponsored by the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Information: 410-480-3250.

Saturday, July 13

Festival The 20th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival, featuring American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, crafters and food, takes place this weekend at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship. Children's activities include pony rides, bow and arrow shooting, face-painting, crafts and storytelling. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14. Tickets are $14; $7 for children ages 3-12; free for those 2 and younger. Information: 410-442-1022.

Cabaret series Devron Young opens the summer cabaret series with "One Night Only" at 7:30 p.m. at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. The cabaret loosely chronicles pivotal moments in the performer's life through song and spoken word. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Tickets and information: 410-997-9352 or go to

'Fairy Houses: Magic in the Woods' Free children's program will be held at 10 a.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Children can build dwellings for the fairies living in the conservancy's woodlands and stream edges. There will be bark, twigs, cones and nuts available to be used as construction materials. The conservancy will photograph the homes and tree-side villages the children build and add those images to the "Fairy House Memory Book" on the conservancy's classroom display table. The program is recommended for ages 10 and younger. Information: 410-465-8877.



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Concert The Maryland All State Community Band will perform its first ever concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The band is under the direction of Harlan Parker of the Peabody Conservatory and will perform "Evokatah" by Mike Mogensen, "La Quintessenza" by Johan de Meij, "October" by Eric Whitacre, "Children's March" by Percy Grainger and more. After an audition, musicians from 16 Maryland Community Bands were chosen as members of the ensemble. Admission is free. Information: 301-793-0209.

Reggae music The Howard County Historical Society presents "Acoustic Reggae with Scotty P" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Scotty Paynter is a vocalist-songwriter associated with the Baltimore-based reggae band Jah Works. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-480-3250 or


•Laurel High School's Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Send contact information to or go to

•Centennial High School's Class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion Oct. 11-12 at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For registration and information, go to

•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email or go to


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; or by fax to 410-332-6455.