Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, Sept. 22

'Cuts Against Cancer' The annual "haircut-a-thon" fundraising event begins at 10 a.m. at the Howard County General Hospital's Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive. Local professionals will offer haircuts, manicures, seated massages, facial waxing, auction items, raffles and more. Tickets are $10-$35. Information: 410-740-7570.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Town hall meeting HC DrugFree will hold a discussion with Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Del. Elizabeth Bobo, Judge William Tucker, Police Chief William McMahon and others at 7 p.m. at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Topics include adults providing alcohol and drugs to youth, how to keep young people safe, how to empower your children and yourself. Free. Information: 443-325-0400.

Program Glen Mar United Methodist Church's Social Justice Ministry Group presents an informational program on human trafficking at 7 p.m. at 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Information: 615-308-4894.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Lecture The Howard County Historical Society presents a lecture by Dottie Aleshire as part of its Genealogy Series at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Free. Information: 410-480-3250.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Book discussion and signing Victoria Christopher Murray will discuss and sign her latest novel, "Never Say Never," at 7 p.m. at Howard County Public Library's Central branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. Free. Information: 410-313-7800.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Concert One World Coffeehouse presents the Philadelphia-based father-son duo Beaucoup Blue at 7 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. David and Adrian Mowry perform music that traverses from blues to bluegrass. Proceeds benefit people in crisis and families in need. Tickets are $12, $6 for those 12 and younger. Information: 410-381-0097.

Festival Days End Farm Horse Rescue holds its 24th annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1372 Woodbine Road in Woodbine. The event features live music, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, horse costume contest and food, along with demonstrations by rescued and rehabilitated horses. All proceeds will benefit abused and neglected horses now recovering under Days End's care. Tickets are $2, $1 for children. Information: 301-854-5037.

Alzheimer's walk A walk to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease will be held at Centennial Park (south entrance), 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 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; those who raise at least $100 will receive a "Walk to End Alzheimer's" T-shirt. Registration and information: 800-272-3900 or go to

Audition Misako Ballet Company will hold an open audition at 10:45 a.m. at 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Suite 203 in Columbia. The company's repertory includes classical ballet, contemporary and Japanese themed dances. Dancers will have the opportunity to perform frequently in informal and formal performance venues. To audition, dancers must be older than 18 and have a strong background in classical ballet and/or modern dance. Information: 410-884-9690.


Classical music Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series opens its 17th season with pianist Sylvie Beaudoin, accompanied by BSO clarinetist William Jensek and BSO violist Peter Minkler at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Performances include Bloch's Five Pieces for Viola and Piano, Schumann's March-enerzahlungen, Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio in E-Flat Major, and the Francaix Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179.


•Laurel High School's Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion 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 information and registration, go to

•Northeast High School's Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion "Homecoming Dance" from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at Michaels 8th Ave., 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie. Alumni from all classes are invited. There will be an open bar and music by DJ Commander Jim. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Cyndi Siemon at 410-858-3441 or; Jean Cyford at 410-255-3217 or; Verna Marlow at

•Howard High School's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at the Frisco Tap House and Brewery, 6695 Dobbin Road in Columbia. $30 ticket price includes open bar and light appetizers. RSVP by Oct. 5 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

•Mount Hebron High's Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at Silo.5%, 1200 Steuart St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $58 per person and must be purchased in advance by going to For more information, call Meagan McDaniels at 410-935-0644 or Ashley Cook at 410-530-0024.

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