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Sunday, July 15

Festival The 19th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival, featuring American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafters, and food concludes today at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. Children's activities include pony rides, bow and arrow shooting, face painting, crafts and storytelling. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10; $6 for children ages 3-12. Information: 410-442-1022.


'Water and Land Safety Day' The MarTar Swim School will hold demonstrations on drowning prevention, first aid, CPR basics, fire safety with firemen and more at 2 p.m. at 6801 Douglas Legum Drive Suite B, Elkridge. Free. Information: 410-799-8887.

Music by the lake Trio Caliente performs a blend of flamenco, pop, and Brazilian jazz as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 10275 Wincopin Circle. Free. In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled. Call 410-715-3127 for updates. Information: 301-596-2017.


Monday, July 16

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "National Velvet" (rated PG), starring Elizabeth Taylor, at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to

Tuesday, July 17

Food, farms and film The third annual "Feastival" takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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. 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. For more Feastival information, call 410-313-2707.

Wednesday, July 18

Art workshop The Columbia Art Center offers "Introduction to Needle Felting" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 6100 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Instructor Laura Vernon Russell will show the dry felting technique that "fuses" wool fibers to a base layer of wool or wool felt. Cost is $35; $25 for Columbia residents. Supplies will be provided. Registration and Information, call 410-730-0075 or go to

Thursday, July 19

'Girls Night Out' The Mall in Columbia sponsors its fourth annual "Girls Night Out" shopping event beginning at 5 p.m. at 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway. The event features food samples from mall eateries, live music and giveaways, plus a sneak peek at the hottest summer fashions. Tickets can be purchased at the mall's guest services (checks only). The first 200 registered shoppers will receive a goody bag with retailer products, samples and coupons. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-730-3300.


Friday, July 20

Oldies music The Retro-Rockets perform a free concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harper's Choice Village Center, 5485 Harper's Farm Road in Columbia. The concert will feature the music of Chuck Berry, Etta James, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet and others. Information: 301-596-2017. (In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be canceled.)

Concert series The Montpelier Summer Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. with Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free. Information: 301-776-2805.

On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "War Horse" (rated PG-13) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to

Saturday, July 21

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Concert Singer-songwriter Taylor Carson performs a blend of rock, reggae, folk, bluegrass and funk at 7 p.m. at One World Coffeehouse, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $12; $6 for children younger than 12. Information: 410-381-0097.


Food pantry The Glenelg United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 13900 Burntwoods Road, and is open every third Saturday of the month. Groceries, toiletries and household products are available to those in need. Information: 410-489-7260.


Concert "Music in the Mills" presents a "Crazy Eights" concert featuring flutist Margo Cargo at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance ($10 for students); $20 at the door ($15 for students). Tickets and information:

Reunion The Baltimore City College Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion celebration 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 Sept. 23. Contacts are: Dennis Gray, 443-286-2545 or, or Kathy MacLeod,

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