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Sunday, Nov. 7

Classical concert "Sundays at Three" concert series presents the Monument Piano Trio, featuring violinist Igor Yuzefovich, cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski and pianist Michael Sheppard at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15. Those younger than 18 admitted free with adult. Information: 410-992-0145 or sundaysatthree.org.

Gospel concert The Cathedral Choir of St John Baptist Church and the Columbia Orchestra perform a "Sounds of Praise Concert" at 5 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-992-6977.

'Nourishment: Body and Soul' A collection of photographs and paintings by Joan Forester and Diane Dunn that represent their views on the joys of cooking, eating and celebrating life, will be on display through Dec. 3 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

'Yumi Hogan: Two Worlds Collide in Unison' Exhibition of Korean ink drawings and paintings will be on display in the Art Department Gallery at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, through Sunday, Nov. 14. Also, an exhibition of painter Raoul Middleman's work will be held at the same time in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Information: 443-518-4800 or http://www.howardcc.edu.

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, Nov. 8

Passport services The Passport Acceptance Facility at Howard County Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers passports and passport photos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-313-7700.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Panel discussion Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will hold a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Panel will consist of parents of children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Free. Information: 443-280-9047.

Blues music Savage Bluegrass plays Sam's Bar & Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd., Laurel. Information: 301-317-7796.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Open house Gan Israel Preschool and Kindergarten will hold an open house at 9:30 a.m. The school is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year and places are available for the 2s, 3s, 4s and kindergarten levels. School offers part-time and full-time programs, as well as before- and after-care options. Rolling admissions and tuition assistance are available. There will be an opportunity to meet teachers and staff and hear about both the secular and Judaic curriculums. All faiths are welcome. School is at 770 Howes Lane in Columbia. Information: 410-740-2424 or GanIsrael@comcast.net.

Expo The annual Busy Women Expo takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Vendors at the fair are women business owners and proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County. Categories include health and beauty, home services, and gift ideas for the family. Admission is $30. Information: 410-489-2597 or busywomenexpo.com.

Thursday, Nov. 11

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, Nov. 12

Gift show The annual "Artfully Wilde" gift show takes place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13, at the Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Works being offered by artists include iron, wood, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, cards and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Slayton House for support of its arts programs. Information: 410-730-3987.

Bingo "Family Fun Bingo" will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Amherst House in the Kings Contrivance Village Center, 7251 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Information: 410-381-9600.

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, Nov. 13

Gala celebration Temple Isaiah celebrates its 40th anniversary with a "Casino Night Gala Celebration" beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the temple, 1220 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Gala features a disc jockey, dancing and food. Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 301-317-1101.

Fundraiser Jewelry, clothing and artwork designed by artists in developing nations will be on sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hopewell Room at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Sales benefit the artists and AAUW's educational and legal funds. Information: aauw.org.

Classical concert The Benjamin/Pumplin Piano Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. in Howard County Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia as part of the college's Spotlight Concert Series. Admission is free. Information: 443-518-4800

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Steven Selzer will discuss his book, "Meet the Real Joe Black." Free. Information: 410-740-1145.

Music Matters Showcase Bob Brill, Scott Sivakoff, and Cosmic Debris, perform from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Classic Cup Cafe, 10805 Birmingham Way, Woodstock. Information: 410-750-7200.


Marathon The 34th Columbia Metric Marathon & 5K, sponsored by the Howard County Striders, takes place beginning at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Lakefront in Columbia. There will be numerous age-group awards and a post-race pizza party. Those interested can register at active.com; paper registration available at area running stores and at striders.net. Information: 410-730-0749.

Veterans Day celebration Howard County Marine Corps League, Detachment 1084, is hosting a luncheon to celebrate Veterans Day and to say thanks to all the veterans, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., 8308 Main St. in Ellicott City. Free for veterans, $10 for everyone else. Information: 410-313-8141.

Workshop The Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review present Creativity for Survival Workshop with poet Linda Joy Burke at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. Free. Information: 410-730-0075.

Thanksgiving The Howard County Office of Aging will hold a Thanksgiving celebration for seniors Nov. 16 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and there will be a traditional turkey dinner and judges for the Howard County Senior Idol contest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any senior center. Information: 410-313-6537.

Workshop Project Access, the transition and retention program for high school students with disabilities at Howard Community College, presents a workshop, "Students with Asperger Syndrome: Life After IDEA," from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 in Room 6 of the Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Workshop will provide secondary and post-secondary educators and parents with the opportunity to learn more about the disorder and effective strategies for assessing students with the disorder. Registration is $40. Information: 443-518-4625 or http://www.howardcc.edu.

Holiday event The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks presents its annual Holiday Mart from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Available will be hand-crafted seasonal merchandise from more than 140 artisans. There will also be door prizes and a children's craft corner. Admission is $4, $3 for children 6-12. Information: 410-313-4700 or howardcountymd.gov/rap.

Announcements for the datebook may be sent by mail to The Baltimore Sun in Howard County, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278; by e-mail to howard.events@baltsun.com; or by fax to 410-332-6455.

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