Howard County datebook Datebook

Sunday, Feb. 23

'Bay Day' Environmental event The Robinson Nature Center's first annual "Bay Day" will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia. Event highlights the culture, history, food and natural resources of the bay through speakers, hands-on activities, film screenings and bay-themed concessions. Information: 410-313-0400 or

Recital Pianist David Wasser will perform a program titled, "Day on Earth," at 4 p.m. at Howard Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission $17, $11 for seniors and $7 for students. Information: 443-518-1500 or email

Tuesday, Feb. 25

'Patriotic Rosary' St. Louis Catholic Church hosts an inspirational recitation of the Holy Rosary accompanied by patriotic songs at 7:30 p.m. at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 410-730-4844.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Lego lovers A Lego Club for ages 9 to 17 meets at 'the Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 State Route 97, Cooksville, beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 410-313-5577.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Academy award An "Oscar Trivia" event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Match wits with other film fans for fun and prizes. For adults and teens. Registration is required: 410-313-5577.

Saturday, March 1

Wine and beer party The Wilde Lake High School Booster Club hosts a Wine and Beer Tasting Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Event features free samples of wine and microbrews, live music and light hors d'oervres. Every ticket holder will also receive a Wilde Cat inscribed wine glass. Tickets are $20. For tickets and more information, call 240-475-4476; email or

'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Kevin Kerrane will discuss his book, "Dollar Sign on the Muscle." Free. 410-740-1145.


Art in the Afternoon Take a journey through time with musician/vocalist and long-time Columbia resident John Milton Wesley at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. For admission, bring a donation of nonperishable food for the Howard County Food Bank. Information: 410-730-4744.

Concert The St. Louis Church Concert Series presents "A Chorale Collage" featuring guest choirs from Summit and Montville, N.J., at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at 12500 Clarksville Pike. Free. Information: 410-531-6040.

Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents the Chagall Trio, violinist Ronald Mutchnik, cellist Set Low and pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert, at 3 p.m. March 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15 and free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or

Concert The Moody Symphonic Band will perform at 6 p.m. March 16 at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 10001 Route 108. All are invited to this free concert that combines orchestral music, hymns, and gospel arrangements. Information: 410-730-6004.

Arts gala Howard County's annual "Celebration of the Arts" will be held March 29 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $100 and $50 and are available by phone at 410-313-2787 or online at The gala begins with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring a silent auction of artwork by local artists, culinary treats provided by local restaurants and live musical performances. At 8 p.m. the presentations of the Rising Star Competition and the 2013 Howie Awards take place. $100 tickets include the reception, silent auction and reserved seats in the Smith Theatre; $50 tickets include the reception, silent auction and general seating in the Studio Theatre for the simulcast.

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