The Howard County Arts Council will present the 1993 Howie Awards at the Seventh Annual Business and the Arts Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Columbia Inn.
The Outstanding Artist Award will be given to Ellen Kennedy, one of the founders of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). The Outstanding Arts Educator Award will be given to Valerie Costantini, chairwoman, Performing Arts Division of Howard Community College. The Outstanding Business Supporter of the Arts Award will be given to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
The luncheon's featured speaker will be Marcellus W. Alexander Jr., vice president and general manager of WJZ-TV.
The Howie awards were instituted by the Howard County Arts Council to recognize long-term contributions to the arts in Howard County. Nominations are solicited from business, arts and education leaders and the community at large. Final awards are determined by the Arts Council committee.
The luncheon will also feature a performance by dance and theater artist, Shizumi. A native of Japan, Shizumi has studied classical dance and theater in her native country and in the United States. She has performed on television and the stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Tickets are $35 per person and $300 per table of 10.
For reservations, call 313-2787.
The Mitten Tree in the children's department of the Howard County Central Library is being decorated with pairs of mittens and gloves.
The goal is 55 pairs, which will be donated to pre-school children in the Howard County Head Start Program.
Anyone wishing to donate a pair of children's mitten or gloves to hang on the boughs of the Mitten Tree is invited to bring them to the Central Library, or contact Children's Librarian Jo Puckett at 313-7880.
Slayton House in the Village of Wilde Lake will present "Yiddle With His Fiddle" at 4 p.m. Sunday for its film series "Marvelous Movies & More."
The film, starring Molly Picon, is about a young musician who disguises herself as a boy. Film historian and writer David Pierce will lead a brief discussion after the showing. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee will be provided.
General admission is $7; tickets for children under 12 are $5.
For reservations, call 730-3987.
Singer Judi Tal will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Oakland at 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia Town Center.
The performance will be Ms. Tal's first solo concert since the release of her album "Path Across the Sky." She performed the title song from the album at a reception following the signing of the Middle East Peace Accord.
A wine and cheese reception will follow.
General admission is $10; tickets for seniors and students are $8. Information: 730-4801.