MOONLIGHT AND MUSIC -- 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. An evening of dinner and 1960s R&B music to benefit the Claudia Meyer Cancer and Resource Image Center. Historic Belmont Conference Center gardens, 6555 Belmont Woods Rd., Elkridge. $30. 410-796-4300.

SESSIONS AT MERRIWEATHER -- 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. Hip-hop artists Method Man and others perform. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 410-715-5550.

SUNSET SERENADES -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. O'Malley's March, featuring the mayor of Baltimore performing Irish folk tunes as the final concert in the "Hot Music, Cool Sounds" summer series. Centennial Park South, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Free. 410-313-7275. Inclement weather hot line, 410-313-4451.

FIRST THURSDAY JAZZ SET -- 6:30-9 p.m. next Thursday. The Whit Williams Quartet performs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Baltimore-Washington JAZZfest and the Town Center Community Association. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. $10; JAZZfest members, free. 410-730-7106.


"VIDI CACHET: THE TREASURES I'VE SEEN" -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Monday through Sept. 24. Photographs taken from trips to Italy, Alaska and Ireland by Joan Forester. Reception with the artist, 5-7 p.m. Sept 11. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

TERESA VADALA -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, through next Thursday. The artist displays her paintings. Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4794.

DISNEY ART -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The final weekend for an exhibit of nostalgic animation art from Disney Studio artists and animators. Free Hands of Time Ltd., Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Free. 410-880-4760.

"PAINTERS OF SUBSTANCE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weekdays by appointment, through October. Eight representational artists from Baltimore's Schuler School display pieces of classical realism. Tatiana's Gallery, 14290 Triadelphia Rd., Glenelg. Free. 410-442-1144 or

"ROADS TO RAILS: FLAMES OF REBIRTH" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21. An exhibit focusing on the role of the B&O Railroad during the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; seniors and students, $4; children 3-12, $3; children younger than 2, free. 410-461-1944 or

ANATOMY OF BEAUTY -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 18. Artist Kendrick Wronski exhibits her drawings of body forms. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

ART OF THE AGES -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Sept. 4. "Golden Blessings of Old Age/Out of the Mouths of Babes," an artistic exploration of the two poles of human existence through 250 works. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. $9; seniors, students and children, $6. 410-244-1900.


MOVIES AT THE LAKE -- 8:30 p.m. Mondays through mid-September. Outdoor showings of family-friendly films, part of the Lakefront Summer Festival. Tomorrow, "Something's Gotta Give," starring Jack Nicholson. Columbia Lakefront, Lake Kittamaqundi, off Little Patuxent Parkway and Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030, or

"NASCAR 3-D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE" -- Shown on an eight-story-tall screen with digital sound, a new movie narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland provides an insider's perspective on NASCAR. Showtimes, which run through August, are available online or by phone. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. Movie only, $7.50, $9 after 6 p.m.; movie and Science Center admission, $10. 410-685-5225 or and click on Shows.

For Children

FEEL THE WIND -- 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Stories, crafts and a short nature walk for children 3-5 and their parents or caregivers. Part of a summer nature series sponsored by the Howard County Conservancy. Mount Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock. $5. 410-465-8877.

Lectures and Literature

CULTURAL FABRIC OF AMERICA -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks and Rita Dove will be discussed by Karen Arnold, an author and poet. This is the final session in a series about cultural diversity. Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-564-3059.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS -- 10 a.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. Explore Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place with a guided tour of the preserved 19th-century urban square. Learn about the neighborhood's architecture and its residents over the past 100 years. Meet at the Seated Lion Statue, Mount Vernon Place's West Park, Baltimore. $10. 410-605-0462.


ART AUCTION -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Preview begins at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity. Stonehouse Community Center, Village of Long Reach, 8775 Cloudleap Ct., Columbia. $15 per couple; $10 per person. 410-480-1314.

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. "Ye Haunted History of Old Ellicott City" is told through a tour down historic Main Street. Sponsored by Howard County Tourism. Meet at the Main Street Visitor Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-313-1900 or

NATIONAL AQUARIUM -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. $17.50; 60 and older, $14.50; 3-11, $9.50; 2 and younger, free. 410-576-3800 or

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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