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Sunday, Sept. 14

Teen event BBYO in Howard County hosts a Family Picnic and Parent Information Session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, pavilions E and F in Ellicott City. Jewish teens from across the county are invited to celebrate the start of the year of programming with the organization. Information: Jonah Potasznik at 240-688-6634 or email jpotasznik@bbyo.org.

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Classical music Sundays At Three opens its 18th season at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Thirteen Baltimore Symphony Orchestra wind musicians will play an all-Mozart program. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.

Monday, Sept. 15

Meeting The Savage Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. at the F&M Center, 9032 Baltimore St. For directions and information, call Galen Menne at 301-805-0891.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

The future of solar and wind The League of Women Voters sponsors a forum, "Will the Boom in Solar and Wind Power Propel the U.S. to a Renewable Energy Future?" at 7 p.m. at Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Panel members are Joanna Diamond, director of Environment Maryland; Tommy Landers, policy director at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network; Jeremy Scharfenberg, Columbia Association energy manager; Richard Deustchmann of Ameresco Federal Solutions; and Vanessa Deutschmann of SolarCity. Free. For more information, email elizabethsinger446@hotmail.com

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Candidate forum The ten villages of Columbia will sponsor a Board of Education Candidates Forum for the eight people running for the county school board from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Candidates will address the audience on a topic selected from questions sent to them in advance. Those attending will be able to ask questions. For more information, contact Sandy Cederbaum at 410-730-4610 or manager@oaklandmills.org.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Great escapes Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will host the program, "Fairy Tale Engineering: Rapunzel Engineers an Escape" at 4:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 8. Registration required: 410-313-5577.

Friday, Sept. 19

Tourism luncheon Howard County Tourism and Promotion will host its annual meeting and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, with motivational speaker John T. Kennedy and guest County Executive Ken Ulman. Information: 410-313-1904.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Community event Christ Episcopal Church's annual flea market, bake and book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, water and coffee will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to support the church's outreach youth services and church goals. Information: 410-381-9365. Rain date is Sept. 27.

Dance concert Misako Ballet Company presents a free studio concert at 1 p.m. at 5485 Harper's Farm Road in Columbia. Children from the audience will have an opportunity to learn a quick piece and perform it. Information: 410-884-9690 or 443-805-1350.

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Open house The Robinson Nature Center celebrates its third anniversary with an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Event will feature animal presentations, guided nature walks, face-painting, crafts, and visits to the center's planetarium, arboretum and discovery room. Information: 410-313-0400.

Golf tournament Athelas Institute, a nonprofit organization providing housing, jobs, and individual support to adults with intellectual disabilities, will host its 21st annual Athelas Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 22, at Willow Springs Executive Golf Course in West Friendship. The event will include prize giveaways and lunch. Individual player cost is $100, $380 a foursome. For more information to play and/or sponsorship information, call Pat Owens at 410-964-1241, ext. 128 or email plowens@athelasinstitute.org.

'Canticles and Canons' Recital featuring cellist Carolyn Rosinsky and pianist Chris Lennard will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Program feature the music of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven. Admission is $10, free for those 15 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Reception follows. Information: uucolumbia.net.

Charity walk The Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Participants will meet at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Cost for either course is $25 for those who register on or before Sept. 15 and $30 after that. 5K registrants can sign up to participate as individuals or in teams of three or more. Register by Oct. 9 at http://www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/glen-mar-family-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2014?int. Participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank. Information: Connie Ballenger at 410-796-0290.

Reunion Howard High School's Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 10-12 at the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. For more information, contact Priscilla Hammond at 410-340-3700.

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 howard.events@baltsun.com or by fax to 410-332-6455.

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