'Taste of Laurel'
Annual event takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Laurel Museum, 817 Main St. The program is in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition "Between Fences" and its companion exhibit, "Barriers and Gateways: The Immigrant Experience," on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 7, at the museum. Free. Information: 301-725-7975.
The Fall History Lecture Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, with Fred Tutman speaking on "A Riverkeeper's Patuxent Journey" at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Free, refreshments served. Information: 301-377-7817.
The South Laurel Recreation Council presents its 35th Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Deerfield Run Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road in Laurel. Free admission. Information: 301-776-2805.
"Above the Changing Landscape," an exhibit of aerial photographs by Peter Stern, runs through Friday, Nov. 26, in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-888-9048 or tai.edu.
Tai Sophia Institute will offer a Graduate School Open House featuring all of the institute's programs, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7750 Montpelier Road in Laurel. Prospective students will be able to discuss the programs with faculty, students and alumni, meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and tour the facility's healing arts library, wellness clinic and the campus. Registration and information: 410-488-9048, ext. 6647.
Fun at the library
A "Picture Book Parade!" for ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library. The program includes a craft. Pajama Time, when children may wear pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Information: 410-880-5980.
Volunteers neededThe Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting for nonprofit agencies. Information: 410-715-3179.