Sunday, July 8
Music by the lake The Retro-Rockets, a six-piece oldies band specializing in music of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and beyond, will perform as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 10275 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. The band will play favorites by Chuck Berry, Etta James, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet and more. Free. In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled. Call 410-715-3127 for updates. Information: 301-596-2017.
Monday, July 9
Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Flipped" (rated PG) at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to lakefrontfestival.com.
Thursday, July 12
Fiddlers and fireflies As the fireflies flicker in the tall grass, listen to Steve Hickman's band perform fiddle music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Kids will learn interesting facts about fireflies and are invited to make a firefly craft. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket or chairs. Cost is $10 per car, purchased on-site only. Information: 410-465-8877 or go to hcconservancy.org.
School news The Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. at 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The session begins with a "public forum," when members of the public may address the board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Information: 410-313-6680.
Friday, July 13
On the big screen As part of the Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival, "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" (rated PG-13) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161 or go to lakefrontfestival.com.
Saturday, July 14
Art center class An "Introduction to Colored Pencil Workshop" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Cost is $70; $60 for Columbia residents. Information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.
'Talkin' Baseball' Regular meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Bill Gilbert will discuss his book "Now Pitching, Bob Feller." Information: 410-740-1145.
Food, farms and film The third annual "Feastival" takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City. The event is a celebration of the county's local food movement, highlighting the connection between farms, restaurants, food producers and the community. It also serves as the kickoff to Howard County's Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks — July 18-Aug. 6 — the annual food extravaganza during which restaurants incorporate locally grown products to serve farm-fresh meals at attractive prices. It will also promote the start of the "Buy Local Maryland Challenge" July 21-29.
The cost is $5, with proceeds going toward Farmers' Market coupons redeemable for free fresh fruits and vegetables for county families through the WIC program and the Howard County Food Bank. Advance registration is required at hceda.org/agriculture. For more Feastival information, call 410-313-2707.
Oldies music The Retro-Rockets perform a free concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 20 at Harper's Choice Village Center, 5485 Harper's Farm Road in Columbia. The concert will feature the music of Chuck Berry, Etta James, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet and others. Information: 301-596-2017. (In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be canceled.)
Reunion The Baltimore City College Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion celebration Oct. 13 at the Pikesville Hilton. For information, graduates of the February or June class should call 410-381-6506 or email email@example.com.
Anniversary Boy Scout Troop 306 of Catonsville celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is looking for former scouts and committee members associated with the troop to come together for a picnic Sept. 23. Contacts are: Dennis Gray, 443-286-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathy MacLeod, email@example.com.
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