Thursday, Aug. 29
Reggae music The Howard County Historical Society presents "Acoustic Reggae with Scotty P" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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 hchsmd.org.
Friday, Aug. 30
On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Captain America: The First Avenger" (rated PG) 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.
Saturday, Aug. 31
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Charity event The 10th annual Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K (formerly the Knights of Columbus 10K Run) takes place beginning at 8 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road. Event helps support local charities. Family event features food, a DJ, random prizes, post race massages by Howard County Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehabilitation, snow balls, and a moon bounce. Cash awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers. To register and more information, go to active.com, call Doug Angradi at 410-531-7594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Iron Man" (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.
Open house The Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland will hold a Fall Open House and Reception from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9147D Red Branch Road in Columbia. Institute offers classical ballet training using the National ABT Curriculum, as well as classes in modern and jazz, and will also introduce boys' classes. Information: 410-997-8443 or balletroyale.com.
Meet the author Stephen Kimber, author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five," will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Admission is free. Information: 410-381-4899 or friendsoflatinamerica.org.
Annual Alzheimer's walk A walk to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's Disease will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Centennial Park (South entrance), 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and participants can enjoy light refreshments, musical entertainment and children's activities. The three–mile walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Participants can register as teams or individuals. Admission is free, but those who raise at least $100 will receive a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" T-shirt. To register and more information, call 800-272-3900 or go to http://www.alz.org/walk.
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