A celebration of the newly released book "Columbia Maryland: A Celebration" will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cover To Cover Cafe and Bookstore in the Village of Owen Brown.
The book, by photographer David Hobby and his wife, Susan Thornton Hobby, features 75 color photographs illustrating the town's people, institutions, commerce and landscapes. Essays
explain the concept of "The Next America" as well as its industry, neighborhood plan, worship centers and recreation amenities.
Archival black-and-white photographs accompany a historical time line featuring dates and facts.
Admission to the celebration is $60 per person or $100 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter.
Oakland Mills: 9500 block of Caboose Court: A burglar entered a home through an open garage door and took a camera and jewelry Oct. 12, police said.
Kings Contrivance: 8900 block of Early April Way: A burglar forced open a home's front window and stole cash and guns Tuesday, police said.