St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville will hold its 21st annual country fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20. Items for sale will include cider and apple butter at the farmers market, breaks and cakes at the bake shop and holiday decorations at the Christmas shop.

At 2 p.m., there will be a raffle of a quilt made by the Women of St. Barnabas. Raffle tickets cost $1. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $6 lunch will include a chicken salad platter, dessert and beverages.

Admission to the event at the Parish House, 7609 Main St., is free. For more information, call Trish Scrivener at 410-795-0767.


Brown's Chapel United Methodist Church will present its 20th annual Gospel Concert and Dinner at Harper's Choice Middle School in Columbia from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20.

The featured performers will be the New Beginnings of Lanham. Advance ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for children ages 5 to 7. Tickets will cost $1 more at the door. The school is at 5450 Beaverkill Rd. For tickets or more information, call Gloria Miles at 410-730-1804, Pearl Jones at 410-461-9363 or John Jones Sr. at 401-531-5829.

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