Sunday, Sept. 12
Concert Event features the jazz music of Dave and His Friends at 4 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Free. Information: 410-772-4856.
Art exhibits The Columbia Association Art Center kicks off its fall season with two solo exhibits by local painters. On display in the Main Gallery will be "…Anything But a Still Life," by Rhona Schonwald. In the Window Gallery is "A Sense of Place," by Chaya Schapiro. Shows run through Oct. 10. A reception for both shows will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26. Columbia Art Center is at 6100 Foreland Garth. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.
Farmers' market Site is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through November at Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-313-6524.
Monday, Sept. 13
Art exhibition Exhibit featuring works in various types of water media runs through Sept. 24 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Gallery is also open by appointment. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.
'Above the Changing Landscape' Aerial photographs exhibit by Peter Stern runs through Nov. 26 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 410-888-9048 or tai.edu.
Book signing Louise Harris, author of "The 1776 Inn" and "The 1776 Scroll," will appear at Champps Restaurant, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to sign her books as part of the restaurant's fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Information: 443-367-0333.
Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch at 6600 Cradlerock Way offers passports and passport photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Blues music Savage Bluegrass plays Sam's Bar & Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd., Laurel. Information: 301-317-7796.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Lecture Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, will deliver a lecture, "U.S. Aid to Israel: Legal, Moral and Political Implications," at 7:30 p.m. at Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Information: 410-313-7800.
Meeting The Howard County Genealogical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Members will speak about research progress they made over the summer. Open to the public. Information: 410-730-7917.
Legal screening Attorney Thomas Burns will host the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. Program is open to all residents 60 and older. Cost depends on individual's or couple's income. Information: 410-313-7213.
MOMS Club of Elkridge Support/social group for moms meets at 9:45 a.m. at the Elkridge Baptist Church, 5929 Setter Drive, Elkridge. Children welcome. Information: momsclubofelkridge.org.
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through October at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-6524.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through November at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 301-934-9004.
Friday, Sept. 17
Farmers' market Site is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through November at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-6524.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Workshop A financial workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Drive in Columbia. Topics include budgeting and saving, credit scoring and the new credit rating climate, and mortgages and housing. Free. Information: 877-753-3048 or 410-740-4263.
Business program Howard Community College will host a free program on careers in business from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the college's Transfer Center, Room 242 of the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Professionals from financial planning, marketing, entrepreneurship, and accounting will share views about their work, and a representative from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, will give information about admission requirements. Information: 410-772-4855 or http://www.howardcc.edu/career.
School news The Howard County Public School System, along with the Learning Disability Association of America, and Individual Differences in Learning will host a program, "The Key to the Engine Lies Within: Understanding and Promoting Self-Motivation," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Speaker will be Brad Sachs, author of "Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance." Free. Information: 410-313-1252.
Festival Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon will hold its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 2. Event features traditional activities as well as new attractions, including a $25,000 prize giveaway. Admission is $2, $1 for children 12 and younger, or $5 per family. The farm is at 1372 Frederick Road. Information: http://www.defhr.org.
Golf tournament Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks presents the Celebration of Sports Golf Tournament on Oct. 14 at Timbers at Troy Golf Course in Elkridge. In addition to placement awards, prizes include longest-drive holes, closest-to-the-pin holes, and hole-in-one contests. Fees are $340 per foursome/$85 individual, and include greens fees, golf cart use, awards, special hole prizes, driving range use and lunch. Registration and information: 410-313-7275 or howardcountymd.gov/rap.
Gala Gilchrist Hospice Care's 25th annual Taste & Auction of Howard County will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City. Event features cash prizes, a silent and live auction, one-day sport fishing trip, two Baltimore Ravens football helmets autographed by quarterback Joe Flacco and tight end Todd Heap, and a baseball signed by former Oriole Rick Dempsey. Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at door. Raffle tickets for cash prizes are $25 each or five for $100. Information: gilchristhospice.org.
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