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Sunday, Sept. 19

'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. 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

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

Art exhibition Exhibit featuring works in various types of water media runs through Friday, 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

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. 20

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. 21

Business program Howard Community College will host a free program on careers in business from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 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

Wednesday, Sept. 22

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. 23

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. 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.

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. 24

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. 25

Classical concert The Columbia Clarinet Quintet performs music by Mozart and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, staff and faculty. Information: 410-772-4856.

Music Matters Showcase Monica Matthern, Alex Mahoney, and the Hannah Spiro Band perform from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road. Information: 410-964-8671.


Classical music "Sundays at Three" concert series kicks off its 14th season on Sunday, Sept. 26, with violinist Ronald Mutchnik, accompanied by pianist Daniel Wyneken, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Admission is $15, those younger than 18 admitted free with an adult. Information: 410-992-0145 or go to

Concert "A World-Wind Tour" with the Patagonia Winds takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, staff and faculty. Information: 410-772-4856.

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:

New season Howard Community College's student alumni theatre group, Arts Collective, opens its 16th season with the musical, "On Broadway," Oct. 14-17. Also, for the first time, Arts Collective will offer a subscription series that give subscribers the opportunity to buy tickets to all six productions or four of their choosing at a discounted price. Howard Community College is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Information: 410-772-4900.

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

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:

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