Tuesday, Nov. 27

Meeting A support group for families and friends of persons suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder meets at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Information: 410-313-1400.


Wednesday, Nov. 28

'Decking the Halls with Natural Materials' A Master Gardeners presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Learn ways to turn your winter garden into decorations that will instill the warmth of the holiday season in your home. Free. Information: 410-730-4610.


Thursday, Nov. 29

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.

'Mean Girls' A communication workshop for 11- to 14-year-old girls and their parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Social worker Deborah West will discuss with the girls and their parents how to navigate the social spectrum and learn how to create a positive outcome when confronted with negative teen behavior. She offers the keys to understanding "Queen Bees" and "Gamma Girls," and surviving the female social hierarchy. Information: 410-313-7860.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Concert Oseh Shalom congregation presents "Brother Sun" at 7:30 p.m. 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" 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 wlevents@columbiavillages.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. 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.

Holiday sale The Howard County Conservancy hosts its annual sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. The sale features handcrafted items, nature crafts, decorations and demonstrations. Admission is free. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.

Christmas concert "Voices 21," under the direction of Jesse Parker, performs a festive Christmas program at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program features motets by Cristobal de Morales and Peter Philips and arrangements of carols for chorus. Free; donations accepted. Information: 240-643-6563.

'Talkin' Baseball' A meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Bill Blewett will discuss his book, "The Science of the Fastball." Free. 410-740-1145.


Choral music Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus will sing the Christmas portion and selections from parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah" ay 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Advance tickets are $23 for adults; $20 for seniors and students. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 and $22, respectively. To order tickets and for more information, call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107 or go to procantare.org.


Chamber music Sundays At Three presents the Chagall Trio Plus One at 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Classical music Candlelight Concerts presents the Curtis Institute of Music, featuring guitarist Jason Vieaux and violist Roberto Diaz, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $30; $28 for seniors; and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or candlelightconcerts.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 cardinalgibbonsclassof1973@hotmail.com.

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