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Sunday, July 14

Festival The 20th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival, featuring American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, crafters and food, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship. Children's activities include pony rides, bow and arrow shooting, face-painting, crafts and storytelling. Tickets are $14; $7 for children ages 3-12; free for those 2 and younger. Information: 410-442-1022.


Monday, July 15

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" (rated PG) at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to


Tuesday, July 16

Food, farms and film The fourth annual "Feastival" will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The event is a celebration of the county's local food movement, highlighting the connection between farms, restaurants, food producers and the community. It also serves as the kickoff to Howard County's Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks — July 17-Aug. 5 — the annual event during which restaurants incorporate locally grown products. It will also promote the start of the "Buy Local Maryland Challenge" July 21-29. There is no admission cost for this year's event, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Howard County Food Bank. Advance registration is required at For more Feastival information, call 410-313-6500.

Wednesday, July 17

Workshop A "Bicycle-Friendly Business Workshop" will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the central Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The workshop will provide local businesses with the tools they need to improve workplace wellness by supporting their employees who wish to bike to work. Workshop is free and open to the public. To register and more information, go to

'Sunset Serenades' The annual summer concert series continues with jazz music by David Bach at 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Admission is free but a parking donation of $3 per car is requested. Information: 410-313-4700.

Friday, July 19

On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Wreck-It Ralph" (rated PG) will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to

Saturday, July 20


Concert Dominic Larocca, Scott Sivakoff, Hank Alinger and Patty Bramson 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.


History program The second annual "Blast-in-the-Past: A Hands-On History Playground," will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, July 17-Aug. 10, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Children can pretend they're farmers tending their crops, be a town crier, shop in the outdoor market and try their hand at an old-fashioned trade as they learn about life in 18th-century Maryland. Cost is $1/day per child for Prince George's and Montgomery county residents, and $2 for nonresidents. In addition, there will be free story and activity times for children ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. on July 19, 26 and Aug. 3, 10. Information: 301-377-7817 or

Concert The Maryland All-State Community Band will perform its first concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The band is under the direction of Harlan Parker of the Peabody Institute and will perform "Evokatah" by Michael Mogensen, "La Quintessenza" by Johan de Meij, "October" by Eric Whitacre, "Children's March" by Percy Grainger and more. After an audition, musicians from 16 Maryland community bands were chosen as members of the ensemble. Admission is free. Information: 301-793-0209.

Reggae music The Howard County Historical Society presents "Acoustic Reggae with Scotty P" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Scotty Paynter is a vocalist-songwriter associated with the Baltimore-based reggae band Jah Works. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-480-3250 or



•Laurel High School's Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Send contact information to or go to

•Centennial High School's Class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion Oct. 11-12 at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For registration and information, go to

•Western High School's Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email or go to

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; or by fax to 410-332-6455.