Sunday, Oct. 5
Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
Cultural fest The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew holds its seventh annual Multicultural Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Event transforms the Kings Contrivance Village Center into an international destination, featuring live entertainment, food, handmade crafts, children's activities, guided church tours, wine and beer garden, and a silent auction. Free admission. Information: stmatthewfestival.org.
Jazz concert Jazz in the Mills presents vocalist Janine Gilbert-Carter at 5 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information, call 410-730-4610, 301-596-5128 or go to brownpapertickets.com/event/569396. Event is sponsored by Lavenia Nesmith and the Oakland Mills Community Association.
Conservancy festival The Howard County Conservancy will host its annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Event features a working blacksmith shop, hayrides, pony rides, a native plant sale, children's crafts, historic house tours and live music. Visitors can also listen to bluegrass music, watch blacksmiths ply their trade, and learn the history of this 300-year-old farm. Food will be available to purchase. Admission is $10 per car. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.
Monday, Oct. 6
Drug-free teens The HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Information: hcdrugfree.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Market festival Howard Community College hosts its eighth annual Community Market Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the college's quad, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The festival features local and independent merchants selling baked goods, coffee, produce, jewelry and handmade soaps. Educational materials about the benefits of buying locally will also be available. Free admission. For information and a list of vendors, go to howardcc.edu/communitymarket or call 443-518-1420.
Candlelight vigil HopeWorks will host a candlelight vigil to remember those who have lost their lives because of domestic violence. Held at 7 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Information: 410-997-0304.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Genealogical meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senor Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Kenneth Heger presents "From Bohemia to Baltimore: The Journey of Liebreich and Luisa Fritz." Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-313-1400.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Bird club meeting During the monthly meeting of the Howard County Bird Club, Clark Rushing will give a presentation, "Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Dispersal in a Migratory Bird, the American Redstart," at 8 p.m. at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Information: howardbirds.org
Friday, Oct. 10
Storybook Friends A story and craft program, "Thomas the Tank Engine," will be held for ages 2 to 5 with adult, at 10:15 a.m., at the Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. Ticket required. Information: 410-313-5077.
Saturday, Oct. 11
Apple butter festival Alberta Gary United Methodist Church hosts its annual Apple Butter Festival and Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9405 Guilford Road in Columbia. Visitors can watch apple butter being made and various items will be for sale. Lunch available. Information: 240-280-8405.
Ellicott City Artwalk Meet artists, tour working spaces, watch demonstrations and purchase artwork at Artwalk, from noon to 6 p.m. along Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. There will also be the opportunity to pick up a "passport" at any of the participating venues and have it stamped for the chance to win a raffle prize. Information: ellicottcityartscoalition.com/artwalk.
Speaking of history The Howard County Historical Society presents retired Community College of Baltimore County professor Bill Barry at 2 p.m. at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., 8308 Main St. in Ellicott City. Barry will speak on his book, "The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 in Baltimore." No charge for the lecture, and there will be beer and food specials available. Information: 410-480-3250 or ellicottmillsbrewing.com.
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'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Brian McKenna will discuss his book, "Early Exits: The Premature Endings of Baseball Careers." Free. 410-740-1145.
Fine arts The Howard County Public Schools Fine Arts Advisory Council holds its annual Fine Arts College Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City. Evening is for all parents and students interested in pursuing a higher education in dance, music, theater or the visual arts. Event will include panels focusing on preparing for college and the admissions process. Professional artists will share their insights and experiences to offer students different perspectives on a career in the arts. Information: 410-313-6885.
Classical concert The Candlelight Concert Society presents Israeli pianist Menahem Pressler performing his personal favorites at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center,10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Program features music by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Kurtag and Schubert. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.
Charity walk The Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Participants will meet at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Cost for either course is $25 for those registering on or before Oct. 19 and $30 after. 5K registrants can participate as individuals or in teams of three or more. Register 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 Friday-Sunday, Oct 10-12, at the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. Information: 410-340-3700.
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