CA to Host 'Culture Cafe'

The Columbia Association's sister cities program will host a "culture cafe" from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Kahler Hall in Harper's Choice, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia. The free event will include music, food, dancing, children's crafts and henna painting. For more information, call Meredith Jaffe at 410-715-3162.

Animal Hospital Food Drive

Columbia Animal Hospital is collecting dry and canned pet food to distribute with nonperishable food to families in need during Thanksgiving. Drop off donations through tomorrow at the hospital, 8895 Centre Park Dr., Columbia. For more information, call 410-995-9077.

Seniors Sought for Show

The Fabulous Fifty+ Players, a Howard County Arts Council theater program for older adults, is holding auditions for its spring production of "Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage." Auditions for all experience levels will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 6 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. For more information, call 410-313-2787.

Gardening Program Offered

Registration is being accepted for the master gardener training program offered by the Howard County office of the Maryland Cooperative Extension. The training will cover plant, insect and disease problems and other gardening topics. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesday from Jan. 24 to March 28. The cost is $150. To receive a registration packet, which is due Nov. 30, call 410-313-2707.