Sunday, Sept. 26
Author appearance At 4 p.m., Warren St. John, author of "Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town," will be at the Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, to discuss his book and what was happening in Clarkston, Ga., in the 1990s. Information: 410-313-7701.
Classical music "Sundays at Three" concert series kicks off its 14th season 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 sundaysatthree.org.
Concert "A World-Wind Tour" with the Patagonia Winds takes place at 4 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.
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. 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. 27
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. 28
Financial workshop The Columbia Community Exchange hosts a free workshop titled, "The Money Workshop," at 7 p.m. at the Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5852 Robert Oliver Place. Session covers debt consolidation, budget management and credit scores. Participants are asked to bring their questions, dilemmas and financial topics they would like to discuss. Information: 410-884-6121.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
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. 30
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, Oct. 1
Concert The Kyle Coughlin Quartet performs jazz and funk at 8 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.
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, Oct. 2
Festival Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon holds its annual Fall Festival. 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.
Music Matters Showcase Samantha Bloom, Matt Rodela and Majolica Buzz perform from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sweet Bakery & Café, 8143 Main St., Ellicott City. Information: 410-461-9275.
Theater performance Red Branch Theatre Company presents "Bridge to Terabithia" Oct. 8-23 at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road in Columbia. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18, $15 for students and seniors. Information: 410-997-9352 or redbranchtheatre.com.
Guided hike The Howard County Conservancy offers a free, guided hike at 10 a.m. Oct. 9. Education director Tabby Fique will introduce visitors to the conservancy's resident Barred Owl, Ranger. Program focuses on the owl's features and adaptations, as well as hunting and defense techniques. The conservancy is located at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Information: 410-465-8877 or hcconservancy.org.
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 gives 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 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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