Howard County Times


Sunday, July 11

Theater performance


Howard County Summer Theater presents "The Music Man" at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children younger than 12. For show time and more information, go to Proceeds benefit Prepare for Success and Hospice of Howard County.



Orquesta sin Miedo performs Latin music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-730-4610.


The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Much Ado About Nothing" at 5 p.m. at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. Tickets are $30, $23 for seniors; $15 for students; free for children younger than 18 with adult. Information: Tickets: 866-811-4111.

Farmers' market

Site is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through November at Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-313-6524.

Monday, July 12

"People Worth Knowing"

Exhibit featuring photographs by Columbia photographer Stanley L. Rodbell runs through Aug. 28 at the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048.


Art exhibit

Artists' Gallery presents an exhibition of traditional and less-conventional landscapes rendered in pastels by Deborah Maklowski. Show runs through July 30 at American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-740-8249 or

Passport services

The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch at 6600 Cradlerock Way offers passports and passport photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.

Tuesday, July 13



Howard County PFLAG — Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — presents the film ' Outrage" at its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Free. Information: 443-280-9047.

Wednesday, July 14

Lakefront Wednesdays

The Columbia Association continues its annual lunchtime concert series from noon to 2 p.m. with the Matt Wigler Trio. Lineup features a variety of musical styles, including rock, folk and jazz. David LaFleur performs July 21. Information: 410-715-3104.

Farmers' market

Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through October at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6524.


Thursday, July 15

Pool party

A pool party, hosted by the Town Center and Wilde Lake Community Associations, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryant Woods pool. Admission is free and includes pizza, drinks, swimming and a raffle. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult, no pool membership required. Tickets are limited to the first 100 people. (For Town Center and Wilde Lake residents only.) Information: 410-730-3987.


David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is presented by the Red Branch Theatre Company, Thursday, July 15, through Saturday, July 17, at the Drama Learning Center, 9130 Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. Reservations and information: 410-997-9352 or



The Howard County Board of Education meets at 4 p.m. at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Both the afternoon and evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m. begin with a "public forum," where topics other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists will be addressed. Information: 410-313-7194.

Farmers' market

Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through November at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 301-934-9004.

Friday, July 16

Farmers' market

Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through November at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.


Saturday, July 17


The Christ Church Cathedral Girls' Choir of Ottawa, Canada, performs at 7:15 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Free, donations accepted. Information: 410-461-7793 or go to


Community party

The Wilde Lake Community Association and the Howard County Police Department offers a family pizza party from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 on the Village Green Wilde Lake for National Night Out. In addition to pizza, festivities include drinks, ice cream, prizes, entertainment and more. Event is free and takes place rain or shine. Children younger than 16 must accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 410-730-3887. (Wilde Lake residents only).


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