Pictures of Chile

Paul Marycz shares his photography of Patagonia and the Atacama Desert in "Chile, Land of Extremes," an exhibit of images of the scenery, native people and wildlife of the South American country. A reception with the photographer will take place 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. The exhibit is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through July 29. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

Seven score and four years ago ...

The Historic Ellicott City Consortium, a heritage initiative of the county Department of Recreation and Parks, is presenting a weekend dedicated to the Civil War in Howard County. Events and activities planned at 10 Ellicott City museums and historic parks include fife and drum corps, firing demonstrations, lectures, period costumes and Victorian children's games. Locations include the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Howard County Historical Society Museum, the Heritage Orientation Center, the Patapsco Female Institute and the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Information is available at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin, 8398 Main St, Ellicott City. Admission prices vary by location and activity. Weekend passes are available for $15; day passes are $10. 410-313-1413 or

"Waterfalls" is part of Paul Marycz's collection "Chile, Land of Extremes," on display through July 29 in Columbia.