Sunday, May 6
Lecture The Columbia Jewish Congregation Adult Education Committee presents Dr. Carolivia
Herron speaking on "Out of Africa: Jewish Stories From Ethiopia And Zimbabwe" at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in Columbia. Information: 410-730-6044.
Concert The Howard Community College Singers and Howard Community College-Bain Center Senior Choir perform a variety of works from folk to classical at 6 p.m. in Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is $6. Information: 443-518-4107.
Concert The Columbia Concert Band will hold a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. A variety of music will be performed, including "Children's March," "The Pride of the Wolverines" and "Vesuvius." Information: 301-596-9783 or go to columbiabands.org.
Tuesday, May 8
Jazz The Howard Community College Student Jazz Ensemble performs jazz standards by Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, and Billy Strayhorn at 7:30 p.m. in Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is $6. Information: 443-518-4107.
Wednesday, May 9
Open house Mount Hebron High School, 9440 Route 99, will host an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the school's new addition and renovated wings. Information: 410-313-2880.
Thursday, May 10
New camera club The inaugural meeting of the Howard County Photogroup will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 8250 Gateway Overlook Drive in Elkridge in the Gateway Overlook shopping center. The club is for all levels of photographers and provides an opportunity to learn and share experience on composition, lighting, exposure, etc. Information: 410-206-8627.
Student chamber concert Classical music performances by Howard Community College's Percussion Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and small chamber groups take place at 7:30 p.m. In Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Admission is $6. Information: 443-518-4107.
School news The Board of Education holds a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. in the department's Board Room, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. Both the afternoon and evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum, when the public may address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Information: 410-313-6680.
Saturday, May 12
Classical concert Violinist Brenda Anna, pianist Nancy Smith and cellist Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra perform Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columba. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: 410-465-8777.
Jane Winer chamber recital Program takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, and includes Mozart Divertimento K439b for clarinet and piano, and Mozart Trio K498 in E-flat Major for clarinet, cello, and piano. Admission is free. Information: 443-518-4107
Concert Kathleen Stanley, Rich Levinson & Friends, and Laurence Baer perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anna's Cafe, 8827 Centre Park Drive, Suite D in Columbia. Information: 443-546-4131.
'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Steven Goldman will discuss his book "It Ain't Over till It's Over." Free. 410-740-1145.
Yard sale The Hammond Elementary School PTA will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale from 9 a..m. to 1 p.m. at 8110 Aladdin Drive in Laurel. (Rain date is Sunday, May 13). Information: 443-392-0591.
Spring Party The Columbia Foundation, which raises, manages and distributes funds to support the county's nonprofit organizations, will hold its 30th annual Spring Party from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 410-730-7840 or columbiafoundation.org.
Picnic dinner and concert The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will hold its annual Jazz Under the Stars picnic dinner and concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Chapel View Farm, 5640 Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine. Damon Foreman will be the guest artist. Proceeds benefit the Glenelg Marching Unit. Ticket price covers dinner and concert. Cost is $30, $17 for children younger than 12, free for those under 5. Tickets available until May 16 online only at: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfmfuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=115.
Classical concert Sundays At Three Chamber Music Series presents the Monarch Brass Quintet at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Program features the music of Bracken, Mendelssohn, Arnold, Scheidt, and more. Tickets are $15, free for those 17 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
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