CHAMBER MUSIC -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. U.S. Army Field Band performs. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-4744.

ONE WORLD COFFEEHOUSE -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Acoustic folk guitarist Jim Scott performs at the event, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. $12. 410-381-0097.

LAKEFRONT LUNCHTIME SERIES -- Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday. Harmony of the Sol performs the last concert of the series. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 410-715-3120.


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.


CLAY AND PHOTOGRAPHY -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Monday-next Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Alice Robrish and Colleen Healy exhibit their artwork. Howard Community College Art Gallery, 1090 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4870 or

"WINNIE COGGINS: VISION IN CLAY" -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, and by appointment, beginning Monday, through Sept. 30. Reception with the artist, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 17. 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.


COUNTY" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The final days of this exhibit featuring landscapes and portraits taken across the county by photographers Carol Cathcart and Joan Forester. 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

"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 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

"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


OUTDOOR MOVIES -- 8:30 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 16. Tomorrow's movie is "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." Part of the Columbia Association's Lakefront Summer Festival. Columbia Lakefront, Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Free. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030.


"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


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

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

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS

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