Concerts

COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT SUMMER FESTIVAL -- 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sundays.The summer outdoor concerts by local artists performing jazz, folk, Americana, rock-and-roll and other genres concludes this weekend. Sponsored by the Columbia Association. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9020, or www.columbiaassociation.com.

LAKEFRONT LUNCHTIME SERIES -- Noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 31. Sounds Good performs. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 410-715-3120.

SUNSET SERENADES -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Outdoor concerts presented by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks and Comcast Corp. Rita Clark and the Naturals perform at the final concert of the summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Centennial Park, south entrance, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Free admission; parking, $3. 410-313-7275.

Dance

DANCIN' UNDER THE PEOPLE TREE -- 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 16. Instruction given, with time to practice such line dances as country and western, East Coast swing and electric slide. Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674.

Exhibitions

CLAY AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 1. Alice Robrish and Colleen Healy exhibit their artwork. Howard Community College Art Gallery, 1090 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4870 or www.howardcc.edu.

10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 26. Founding members of the Artists' Gallery display their work as part of a month-long celebration of the gallery. Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

"POSSIBILITIES" BY ANN SCHLUEDERBERG -- 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through August. Watercolors by a founding member of the Artists' Gallery. Lakeside Coffee and Cafe, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 301-498-3946.

"FACES AND PLACES OF HOWARD COUNTY" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 30. Photographers Carol Cathcart and Joan Forester display landscapes and portraits taken across the county. Columbia Foundation office, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-730-7840.

"PAINT POINTS" -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and some weekend hours, through Sept. 30. Melora Scanlon, a Columbia resident and licensed acupuncturist, is exhibiting her abstract paintings of acupuncture treatment points. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048 or www.tai.edu.

WATERCOLORS AND MIXED MEDIA -- 3:30-9 p.m. Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Joan Lok of Columbia will display her watercolors in the Lobby Gallery. Consuelo Sauer of Woodstock will have a mixed media exhibit in the Bill White Room Gallery. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987.

"THE ESSENCE OF LINE: FRENCH DRAWINGS FROM INGRES TO DEGAS" -- Through Sept. 11. More than 150 pieces from 19th-century French artists are exhibited at two Baltimore art museums. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. $10; seniors, $8; college students, $6; ages 6-17, $2; 5 and younger, free. 410-547-9000 or www.thewalters.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. $7; seniors and college students, $5; 18 and younger, free. 410-396-7100 or www.artbma.org.

"WORLD WAR II: THE HOMEFRONT" -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20. An exhibit about the B&O Railroad, the American Red Cross and German prisoners of war in Howard County. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; students and seniors, $4; ages 3-12, $3; 2 and younger, free. 410-461-1944 or www.ecbo.org.

Film

OUTDOOR MOVIES -- 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, through Sept. 16. "Hitch" tomorrow; "Shrek 2" on Monday. Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030.

Lectures

And Literature

"LETS TALK ABOUT IT: THE '20s AND '30s" -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The final session of this reading and discussion series about American literature will feature "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck. Sponsored by Vantage House and the Howard County Library. Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-564-3059.

Theater

"GREASE" -- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4. A rock-and-roll musical celebrating high school life in the late 1950s. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. Tickets include dinner or brunch buffet. $41-$46; 12 and younger, $27.50-$46. 410-730-8311 or www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.

Miscellaneous

BENEFIT AUCTION -- 6 p.m. tomorrow. Live and silent auctions to benefit the Arundel Habitat for Humanity. Items include fine art and memorabilia. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, coffee and dessert will be served. Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia. $10 per person or $15 per couple. 866-266-7767, Ext. 7326.

AFTERNOON TEA AT HISTORIC OAKLAND -- 4:30 and 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. The Tea Trolley offers a traditional tea, featuring scones, sandwiches and desserts, in the 19th-century mansion. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. $18.90. Reservations required. 410-730-4744 or www.historic-oakland.com.

GHOST TOURS -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through November. A walking tour of historic Ellicott City that includes tales of spirits said to have haunted businesses, sponsored by Howard County Tourism Council. Meet at the side entrance to the Visitor Information Office, Main Street, Ellicott City. $8; seniors and children, $6. Reservations recommended. 800-288-8747 or ghosts@visithowardcounty.com.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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