On Dec. 16, the Howard County Historical Society is hosting the next in its Music at the Museum Concert Series with the Columbia Jazz Band, featuring guest conductor and soloist Jim McFalls, from 6 to 8 p.m. at its Museum of Howard County History on Court Avenue. This popular group plays a diverse mix of jazz, from big band through contemporary. Tickets are $12, free to Society members with an advance reservation. You are welcome to bring your own beverages — if you buy wine at the Wine Bin before the event and mention it, you will receive a 15 percent discount. On Dec. 21 the Society is offering a Spirits Pub Tour. This is for guests ages 21 and over. It begins at the Wine Bin. The Bin is offering a 15 percent discount on wine bought before the event—you should get there by 7:30 p.m. if you plan to make a purchase. The tour, which costs $20, begins at 8 p.m. Also, planning ahead in 2018, the Society plans to offer a Year of Old-Fashioned Fun with children’s programs monthly at the Museum on the first Saturday of each month. On Jan. 6 , the topic is “A Child’s Life in a Mill Town.” The sessions run from 10 a.m. until noon and are suitable for children ages 5 to 12. Tuition is $5. Register at hchsmd.org. or call 410-480-3250 for all of these events.