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Sunday, Nov. 9

'Snow White' The Candlelight Concert Society presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Howard County Community College's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is $11. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.

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Monday, Nov. 10

History lesson Jerrold Casway, a history professor at Howard Community College, offers a lecture on how World War I really began, 7 p.m. at the Central Branch library. Register by calling 410-313-7800.

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Tuesday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day County offices, courts, senior centers and the animal shelter will be closed to observe Veterans Day. Regular trash and recycling services will remain in effect, and county parks and community centers will be open.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Pat Pool will speak on how to date historic quilts by design and color, confirm age, region of origin and how to preserve them for future generations. Open to the public. Information: 410-750-7430.

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Columbia Democratic Club meets Event beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, 6030 Tamar Drive in Columbia, features a panel discussion on the state of nonprofits in Howard County. Speakers include Bita Dayhoff, president of the Community Action Council and Beverly White-Seals, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County. For more information, contact Alan Brody at ambrody1@gmail.com.

Thursday, Nov. 13

New release cinema The Friends of Howard County Library presents the musical drama, "Begin Again," on the big screen at 7 p.m. at the library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event features free popcorn, soda and candy which will not be served after the start of the movie. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717.

Bird club meets During the monthly meeting of the Howard County Bird Club, Gail Mackiernan gives a presentation on "Ethiopian Natural History" at 8 p.m. at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: howardbirds.org

Friday, Nov. 14

Columbia Jewish Congregation A 'TOT Shabbat' will be held beginning at 6:15 p.m. at The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. This service, where participants read books, tell stories, pray and sing, is for preschoolers and their families. All are welcome. Information: columbiajewish.org.

Saturday, Nov. 15

Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents Musical America's 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, performing "The Passionate Cello" at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is $10. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.org.

'Teen Opportunities Fair' The Department of Recreation and Parks and Voices 4 Change invites students, ages 11-17, to this annual event at 11 a.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. Fair is being held so that youths can connect with local organizations and learn how they can get involved in leadership, volunteer and recreational opportunities. Free. Information: 410-313-4625.

Concert Dominic LaRocca, Carlos Cyneiros and Ronald Mariano's RBC Band 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.

Author appearance Patricia Cardello, author of "The Magical Tale of Santa Dust" will read from, sign and discuss her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Banner's Hallmark in the Long Gate Shopping Center, 4350 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-8861.

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Gospel concert Choirs from five Howard County churches will unite in a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. Choirs from Bethany, Glen Mar, Glenelg, Mount Zion, and Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Churches will participate. All are welcome. Event benefits the American Cancer Society. There is no admission fee but a free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-531-2324 or 410-796-0290.

Fundraiser The Knights of Columbus Columbia Council 7559 and the St. John's Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society hosts a community spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Dinner includes spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread, garden or Caesar salad, dressings, ice cream and an assortment of beverages. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and cake wheel fundraiser. Tickets are $6, $3 for children younger than 12 and $15 per family of three or more. Information: 410-491-8742.

Holiday open house and sale The Howard County Arts Council hosts its annual Open House and Holiday Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Local artists will offer unique art and handcrafted items for sale including jewelry, wearable items, accessories, paintings, photography, prints, wooden vessels and furniture, metalwork, and greeting cards. Refreshments will be served. In addition, the studios of the council's resident artists and art organizations will be open to the public from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 410-313-2787 or hocoarts.org.

Concert Jazz in the Mills presents its annual Holiday Jazz Extravaganza, featuring Davey Yarborough and Esther Williams, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Information: 301-596-5128, 410-730-4610 or go to brownpapertickets.com/event/569396.

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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