Sunday, Aug. 11

Festival St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church celebrates summer with its 98th annual Summer Festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. The festival includes games, a flea market and children's activities. The highlight is a fried chicken and ham family-style dinner. Carryout is available. Dinner tickets are $13, $7 for children 11 and younger. Information: 410-461-5267.


Monday, Aug. 12

Perseids Meteor Shower and star gazing The Howard County Conservancy presents Alex Storrs, of Towson University offering a program about meteor showers. Join other sky watchers and learn about galaxies, constellations and ways to limit human's light-pollution of skies. Event will be held from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Free. Information: 410-465-8877.

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Matilda" (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

Friday, Aug. 16

On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Les Miserables" (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

Saturday, Aug. 17

Car show The annual Rockburn Open Car Show, featuring classics, antiques, hot rods and modified cars — 1999 and older, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Rockburn Branch Park, 6105 Rockburn Branch Road in Elkridge. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7275 or

Concert Bob Brill, EverSoClever and Juels Bland 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.


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


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