Sunday, May 25

On stage Silhouette Stages presents the Tony Award-nominated play "Curtains" at 3 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. When a leading lady is murdered on stage in the opening number, cast and crew become suspects and the real show begins. For tickets and information, go to

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day County government offices, courts, animal shelter and the landfill will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no trash, recycling or yard waste collection.

Tuesday, May 27

Invitation to the Ballet Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances at 6:30 p.m. at the Howard County Central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Information: 410-313-7800.

Wednesday, May 28

Tech awards The Howard Tech Council holds its annual awards ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Kossiakoff Center in Laurel. This year's keynote speaker is Christine Furstoss of GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. Information: 410-313-6500.

Thursday, May 29

Wine tasting The Howard County Conservancy holds its eighth annual "Wine in the Garden" event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Visitors can walk through the garden tasting wine and craft beer, sample food from local restaurants, listen to bluegrass music and browse a silent auction with artwork, getaways and more. Activities move indoors in the event of bad weather. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 after May 18. For more information, call 410-465-8877 or go to

Lecture Lisa Sullivan, Latin America coordinator for School of the Americas Watch, will speak on "Venezuela in Crisis: A View From Within" at 7:30 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. Free. Information: 410-381-4899.

Friday, May 30

'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' The No Boundaries theatre troupe presents this classic musical satire about corporate life and office politics through Sunday at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road. Show times 7 p.m. May 30-31 and 2 p.m. June 1. For tickets and more information, call 410-313-2787.

Saturday, May 31

Community event The Celebration Church hosts a "U Can Win Community Resource Day" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6080 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Health and dental screenings, information packages, a men's health and fitness fair, free groceries for qualifying families, yard sale, career development and financial tips, food and more. Free. Information: 410-997-2088.


Fun run Temple Isaiah sponsors the 10th annual Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Music and entertainment will be provided.  A portion of the proceeds benefit DreamBuilders and Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Register at

Tournament The Clarksville Lions Club will hold its 34th annual golf tournament Friday, June 13, at the Fairway Hills Golf Club in Columbia. A shotgun start will begin the tournament at 1 p.m. followed by a banquet. Information: 410-730-7766 or 301-854-0096.

Classical music The Candlelight Concert Society presents the Wasmuth String Quartet performing the music of Haydn, Ligeti and Mendelssohn at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Arts Center, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $32, $30 for seniors and $12 for students. Information: 410-997-2324 or

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