Dazzle dash -- Howard Hospital Foundation will sponsor a Dazzle Dash Weekend from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in Symphony Woods in Columbia. Runners are invited to participate in the Nov. 17 race, which kicks off the 14th Symphony of Lights and includes a "flick-of-the-switch" ceremony and a chance to see this year's light display along the 1.4-mile course through Symphony Woods. Walkers are invited to stroll through the display and have refreshments and take part in family-friendly activities. Above photo is from 2006 event. The cost is $20 for either event; $50 for a family of four (or fewer); $10 for each additional person. Space is limited; registration is required in advance. Packets must be picked up (during designated hours) only at The Mall in Columbia or on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the hospital's Maternal Child Services. 410-740-7840, or www.hcgh.org.