Wednesday, Nov. 13

Society meets The Howard County Genealogical Society presents "Locating Historic Newspapers" at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Presentation will be made by Angela McMcGhie, a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and instructor. Open to the public. Information: 410 313-1400.


Thursday, Nov. 14

Awards celebration The Columbia Foundation, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support nonprofits, will recognize county philanthropists at its dinner, "A Celebration of Philanthropy," being held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Also, the foundation will present the second annual Philanthropist of the Year award. This year, the foundation recognizes the Doetsch family and Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP. Tickets are $85. Information: 410-730-7840 or cfhoco.org.

Bird club The Howard County Bird Club meets at 8 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Steve Kent will give a presentation titled, "Birds of the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica." Information: howardbirds.org.

Movie screening Friends of Howard County Library presents a showing of the saga, "Tabu," at 7 p.m. at the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be available before the movie starts. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717.

Friday, Nov. 15

Children's theater Lively Arts For Little Ones presents "Mr. Gabe" performing classic children's folk songs at 10 a.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. The audience is invited to sing, dance, jump and shout along with the music. Tickets are $5 for ages 2 and older. Information: 410-730-4610.

Saturday, Nov. 16

'Rhapsody in Red' The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts its annual fundraiser to benefit scholarships and community outreach programs at 8 p.m. at BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. The event, Las Vegas Night, will feature blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and a money wheel. There will also be dancing, a three-course dinner and door prizes. Music provided by Old School Productions. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 410-730-9553.

Jazz The Columbia Jazz Band performs music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and other big band arrangers at 7 p.m. at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6410 Amherst Ave. in Columbia. Proceeds beyond the cost of the event will be donated to Christian Services of Howard County. A free will offering will be taken. Information: 410-997-8011.

Chamber music The Columbia Orchestra's Chamber Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-465-8777.

Concert Bob Brill, Lisa Fenstemacher and Kathy Stanley 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.


Holiday lights The 20th annual Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays, begins Nov. 25 and continues through Jan. 5 at Symphony Woods in Columbia. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 per car or van, up to eight passengers; $45 for commercial vans and minibuses seating nine to 24 people; and $125 for buses exceeding 24 passengers. Information: 410-740-7666 or hcgh.org/symphonyoflights. Event benefits Howard County General Hospital.



•Mount Hebron High School's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at Silo.5%, 1200 Steuart St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $58 per person and must be purchased in advance by going to mthclassof2003reunion.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Meagan McDaniels at 410-935-0644 or Ashley Cook at 410-530-0024.

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