Howard County Times
Howard County


Sunday, April 6

Classical music The Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Katherine Needleman, Fei Xie, Qing Li, Karin Brown, and Bo Li in concert at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. They will perform a woodwind duo by Villa-Lobos, a string trio by Schubert, a bassoon quartet by Devienne and an oboe quartet by American composer, David Ludwig. Tickets are $15, those 17 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or to


Jazz in the Mills Concert series presents Lavenia Nesmith celebrating her debut CD release. The concert is sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association and will take place 5 to 7:30 p.m., in The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 410-730-4610.

Monday, April 7


Baby steps  "Babes in the Woods" mother and baby hike at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Naturalist and education assistant, Stephanie Holzman leads a guided hike of trails, with a story time, sensory and exploration and sharing. Backpack/front pack carrier, comfortable hiking shoes, blanket are needed. $10. Information: 410-465-8877.

Tuesday, April 8

Ukrainian Egg Art Learn the origins of delicate and intricately patterned Pysanky eggs and create a modern or traditional design at the Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Boulevard. Choose between wooden eggs or sanitized eggshells with yolks removed. For ages 11-17. Registration is required: 410-313-5088.

Wednesday, April 9

Talking history The Howard County Historical Society will present lectures by Dottie Aleshire as part of its "Genealogy Series" at 2 p.m., at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Admission is free. Information: 410-480-3250.

Talent Show River Hill High School's Angel's Network hosts the 17th annual River Hill Talent Show, 7 p.m., at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. Proceeds benefit Operation Smile, Grassroots and Wounded Warriors. Admission is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Information: 410-313-7120.

Organic veggies Howard County Master Gardeners presents the class "Sustainable, Organic Vegetable Gardening" at 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. The class is free; registration requested: 410-730-4610.

Thursday, April 10


'Upcycling' books Learn to make something entirely new out of a discarded book in the program, "I Love to Handle Books," at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Books will be provided. For adults and teens. Registration required: 410-313-5577.

Friday, April 11

Touchy art Fingerpaint Friday is held at 10:15 a.m. for ages 2 to 5, with an adult at the Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Registration is required: 410-313-5579.

Saturday, April 12

Backyard chickens Take a self-guided tour of nine locations in the county that have backyard chicken coops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Information: 410-465-8877.

Housing fair Howard County Housing will host its eighth annual "Come Home to Howard County" fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. The event targets and showcases everything individuals and families who currently live in or outside the county need to know about buying or renting a home. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-313-6318 and select option four or go to


Author appearance The Howard County Historical Society hosts a book signing and talk by Lee Preston Jr., author of "Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond" from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the society's museum, 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Information: 410-480-3250.


Folk music One World Coffeehouse presents troubadour Greg Klyma at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Tickets are $15, $10 for those 12 and younger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Information: 410-381-0097 or

Concert Jazz in the Mills Concert Series presents Lavenia Nesmith in an encore performance at 5 p.m. April 27 at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 410-730-4610.

Art show River Hill residents will showcase their artwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville. Some works will be for sale. Free admission. Information: 410-531-1749.

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