Sunday, Aug. 17
Sunday concert The Starvation Army Band performs at Columbia's lakefront in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and enjoy live music outdoors.
Monday, Aug. 18
On the big screen "Rio 2" (G) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway as part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to columbiaassociation.org/services/lakefront-summer-festival.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Foodie Failures Youngsters ages 7 to 10 are invited to Foodie Failures, a session experimenting with food through hands-on activities. Held 11 a.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Ticket required; space is limited. Refreshments served. Information: 410-313-1950.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Dome movie Watch a family-friendly movie at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. "One World, One Sky" begins at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $2 in advance, $3 at the door. Information: 410-313-0400
Thursday, Aug. 21
Family flick The film "The Tale of Despereaux" (G) will be screened at 2:30 p.m. at the Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, as part of the family movie series. Free, no registration required. Free popcorn and drinks. For all ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
Friday, Aug. 22
'Unexpected' movie The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to columbiaassociation.org/services/lakefront-summer-festival. Also on Saturday at the same time.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Gardening guru The next session of Ask A Master Gardener Discuss will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Bring your gardening questions and concerns. No registration required.
Religious school open house Beth Shalom Congregation will host an open house at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-531-5115.
Charity 10K and 5K run The 11th annual Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K and 5K (formerly the Knights of Columbus 10K Run) will take place beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road. Annual event is presented by the Knights of Columbus St. Louis the King Council 11898 of St. Louis Parish in Clarksville, and helps support local charities, including the Arc of Howard County. There will also be a DJ, random prizes, post race massages and a moon bounce. For registration and more information, go to active.com, call Doug Angradi at 410-531-7594 or email knightsofcolumbus10kRun@verizon.net.
Auditions Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 38th season. Among the works to be performed with soloists and orchestra are Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle," Handel's "Messiah," Amy beach's "Grand Mass in E-Flat Major," and music from the "Great American Songbook." Rehearsals begin Sept. 2 and are held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Hammond High School in Columbia. For information about auditions, call 410-730-8549.
Health fair The Coalition Halting Obesity in Children Everywhere and the River Hill Community Association will host the second annual River Hill Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville. Event features free health screenings, games, door prizes and more. For more information, call 410-531-1749 or email email@example.com.
Charity walk The Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Participants will meet at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Cost for either course is $25 for those who register on or before Sept. 15 and $30 after Sept. 15. 5K registrants can sign up to participate as individuals or in teams of three or more. Register by Oct. 9 at http://www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/glen-mar-family-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2014?int. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank. For more information, call Connie Ballenger at 410-796-0290.
Reunion Howard High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 10-12 at the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. For more information, contact Priscilla Hammond at 410-340-3700.
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