Sunday, Nov. 18
Benefit concert Five area church choirs will join for "Choirs Sing for a Cure" at 2 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane. The concert includes music by the choirs of Bethany United Methodist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, Glenelg United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church. Also featured is the Baltimore Lyric Brass Quintet. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the American Cancer Society. Information: 410-465-2919.
'Teen2Teen' program A panel of teens and young adults in recovery will discuss their personal journeys and answer questions from the audience about youth alcohol and drug use and how it affects families beginning at 6:40 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia. Information: 443-325-0040 or hcdrugfree.org.
Concert The Howard County High School Gifted and Talented Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. at 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City. The orchestra will perform the music of Smetana, Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. Free and open to the public. Information: hsgto.org.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Concert The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Philadelphia Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The program includes classical and popular selections. Tickets are $12-$30. Information: 410-997-2324.
Theater The Glenelg High School Drama and Special Education departments presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 14025 Burntwoods Road. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-313-5528.
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Concert Oseh Shalom congregation presents "Brother Sun" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at 7515 Olive Branch Road in Laurel. Tickets are $18 per person; $54 per family. Information: 301-498-5151 or osehshalom.org.
Children's event The Wilde Lake Community Association will hold its annual "Breakfast and More with Santa" on Dec. 1 at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Breakfast seating is at 9 a.m., and lunch seatings are offered at 11:30 a.m. Cartoons will be shown, and each child will get a private visit and photograph with Santa. The "Secret Shop" for children only will also be open, and Santa's elves will help any child who wants to buy inexpensive gifts for the family. Gift wrapping is free. Tickets are $5 per seat; no reservations. Information: 410-730-3987, ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert series The UU Chalice Concert Series continues its season with "A Fantasy and a Rhapsody," featuring pianist Matthew Griswold, at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $20; $15 for students ages 15-23; and free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or uucolumbia.net/concerts.
Chamber music Sundays At Three presents the Chagall Trio Plus One at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program consists of music by Gabriel Faure and Theodore Dubois. Tickets are $15; free for those 17 and younger with an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
Holiday event Howard County Center for the Arts holds its annual Open House and Holiday Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Local artists and groups will sell handcrafted items, paintings, photographs, wearables, ceramics, jewelry, greeting cards, sculptures and more. Information: 410-313-2787 or hocoarts.org.
Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email email@example.com.
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