Howard County datebook Datebook

Monday, Aug. 5

Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Paranorman" (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, Aug. 6

Neighborhood party To celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Night Out, a party featuring live music, children's activities, free Edy's Ice Cream (while supplies last), food and more will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Information: 410-313-0390 or

Wednesday, Aug. 7

'Sunset Serenades' The annual summer concert series continues with reggae music by Proverbs 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, Aug. 9

On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (rated PG-13) 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, Aug. 10

Festival St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church celebrates summer with its 98th annual Summer Festival Saturday-Sunday, at 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. The festival includes games, a flea market and children's activities. The highlight is a fried chicken and ham family-style dinner. Carryout is available. Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Dinner tickets are $13, $7 for children 11 and younger. Information: 410-461-5267.

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia and features Aviva Kempner, writer and director of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg." Free. 410-740-1145.


Car show The annual Rockburn Open Car Show, featuring classics, antiques, hot rods and modifieds—1999 and older, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Rockburn Branch Park, 6105 Rockburn Branch Road in Elkridge. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7275 or

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

Annual Alzheimer's walk The walk to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's Disease will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Centennial Park (South entrance), 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and participants can enjoy light refreshments, musical entertainment and children's activities. The three–mile walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Participants can register as teams or individuals. Admission is free, but those who raise at least $100 will receive a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" T-shirt. To register and more information, call 800-272-3900 or go to


•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

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