Sunday, April 29
Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Madeline Adkins and other orchestra members in a performance of the Schubert Octet and Mozart's String Quartet in C, K.465 at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Tickets are $15, ages 17 and younger admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org.
Dance performance The Kinetics Dance Theatre presents "Fashion & Dance Through the Ages" at 4 p.m. at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-480-1686 or kineticsdance.org.
St. Louis Church Concert Series "Mostly Mozart and a Little Bernstein," featuring soloists, the St. Louis Choir and St. Louis Concert Orchestra, will be presented at 4 p.m. at 12500 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville. Admission is free. Information: 410-531-6040 or stlouisparish.org.
Tuesday, May 1
Meet the author John Elder Robison, author of "Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's" and "My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers," will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane. A book signing precedes his talk at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration and information: 301-431-5675 or go to tinyurl.com/robison2012.
Wednesday, May 2
Awards ceremony The Department of Fire and Rescue Services will hold its annual awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church, 9189 Red Branch Road in Columbia. Several firefighters and paramedics will be honored for their roles in high profile incidents. Other highlights include the recognition of the "CPR Dance" and several other units whose outstanding work resulted in the saving of a life. Free and open to the public.
Friday, May 4
'Viva Mexico' Howard County Friends of Latin America host a screening of this film that shows two sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Event is free. Refreshments start at 7 p.m., movie begins at 7:30 p.m., with a discussion to follow. Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. For more information, call Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899.
Saturday, May 5
Asian heritage month Howard County General Hospital will host an Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month Celebration and Health Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. Sponsors include the Korean American Community Association, the Columbia Chinese Language School, the Howard County Chinese School, Howard County government, the Lorien Health System and the Asian American Health Care Center. Blood pressure screening, cholesterol and glucose screening, dental screening and hepatitis B information will be available. For information, call 410-884-0888.
'Hope for Homeless' The Route 1 Day Resource Center, the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association and County Councilman Calvin Ball will host the Hope for the Homeless 5K run at Rockburn Park at 9 a.m. The run will be on a trail course with a low-impact surface. This year's event will also feature a one-mile fun run-walk. Registration is $30 per runner. Information: http://www.hopeforhomeless5K.com.
Concert Bob Brill, Ben Isaacs and Hannah Spiro perform in a free Music Matters showcase from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mad City, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia. Information: 410-964-8671.
Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue group will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Petsmart, 9041 Snowden River Parkway. Information: cockerspanielrescue.com.
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.
Classical concert Violinist Brenda Anna, pianist Nancy Smith and cellist Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra performs Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columba. Admission is free, donation accepted. Information: 410-465-8777.
'Talkin' Baseball' Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. May 12 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.
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. 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 beginning at 5 p.m. 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 dinner and concert. Cost is $30, $17 for children younger than 12, free for those younger than 5. Tickets available until May 16 online only at: http://www.instantseats.com/index.cfmfuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=115