Sunday, Dec. 9
Classical music Candlelight Concerts presents the Curtis Institute of Music, featuring guitarist Jason Vieaux and violist Roberto Diaz, at 7 p.m. at
Holiday concert The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, present the Christmas cantata "Agnus Dei," featuring the music of Michael Smith, at 3 p.m. at the Conference and Retreat Center of Bon Secours, 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. The event is free, but a love offering will be taken. Information: 443-812-1037.
'Holiday Hop' The Kangaroo Kids Precision Jump Rope Team hosts this annual event at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood. Shows are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and showcase jumpers of all levels, including a special appearance by "Jumping Santa." Free, nonperishable donations for the Howard County Food Bank are appreciated. Information: 410-313-4840.
Monday, Dec. 10
Lecture Author Dan Toomey will deliver a lecture titled "Old Men in Blue and Gray, Maryland's Civil War Heroes" at 7 p.m. at Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421
Magic show The Columbia Conjurors' annual "Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show" will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Admission is free. Information: 410-381-9365.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Chanukah observance Chabad of
Thursday, Dec. 13
Christmas party The county Chamber of Commerce hosts a Jingle Mingle Holiday Networking Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St. in Savage. Celebrate the holiday season with an evening of food, drinks, entertainment, shopping and fun. Cost is $80; $70 for members. To register and more information, call 410-730-4111 or go to howardchamber.com.
Afternoon tea The Town Center Community Association sponsors its annual "Holiday Teas" beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Historic Oakland Manor ballroom, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. A two-course repast will be served, and harpist Kristin Meyer will play throughout. Tickets are $22. Information: 410-730-4801.
The Howard County Conservancy present Dr. Alex Storrs, of
Friday, Dec. 14
Lecture Former Israeli ambassador to Egypt Shalom Cohen will deliver a lecture, "
Holiday concert Church of the Resurrection Advent performs its holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. A free will offering will be taken. Information: 410-442-3120.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Concert Troy Rohrs, Kathleen Stanley and Dave Weiner perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City Coffee, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671.
Holiday concert The St. Louis Church Concert Series presents "Christmas at St. Louis" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Admission is free. Information: 410-531-6040 or stlouisparish.org.
Music for charity The Columbia Concert and Jazz bands will hold a benefit concert for the Howard County Food Bank at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Refreshments will be served. Information: 301-596-9783 or columbiabands.org.
Networking The county Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Business Networking event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Bob's BMW Motorcycles, 10720 Guilford Road in Jessup. Cost is $30; $15 for members. To register and for more information, call 410-730-4111 or go to howardchamber.com.
Music performance The Oakland Music Cafe series presents the string quartet Accoppiato Ensemble from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 23 in the ballroom of Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia. Admission and refreshments are free, and any donations for the performers are appreciated. Information: 410-730-4744.
Classical concert Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents violinist and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan
Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.