MARYLAND YOUTH SYMPHONY -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The orchestra will perform an all-Mozart program to commemorate the composer's 250th birthday. Among the pieces performed will be Concerto for Three Pianos, performed by the winners of the International Young Artist Piano Competition. Chesapeake Arts Center Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $12; $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 410-636-6597. For more information, call 410-442-5645.

SINGER-SONGWRITER IRIS ANN HIRSCH -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The local musician will perform original music and classic folk and rock songs of the '50s, '60s and '70s at Mad City Coffee. Hickory Plaza, 10801 Hickory Ridge Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-964-8671.

GUITARIST DON CHAPMAN -- 8-10 p.m. tomorrow. The vocalist and guitarist will perform a diverse song list, featuring the Beatles, the Byrds and Duncan Sheik, as part of the Oakland Nights series. 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. Free. 410-730-4744.

PRO CANTORE CHORUS -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The Columbia Pro Cantore chorus will perform Glorias from baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi and modern French composer Francis Poulenc. Barbara Renton will present a free preconcert lecture on stage. Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. $23 for adults, $20 for students and seniors in advance. Group and season rates also available. 301-854-0107 or 410-799-9321.

HCC FACULTY RECITALS -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Nov. 13. On Tuesday, a cello recital by Benjamin Myers, accompanied by Hsiu-Hui Wang, performing Bach, Franck and Debussy. On Wednesday, a jazz concert led by Kyle Coughlin featuring Alex Norris on trumpet. On Nov. 13, a violin recital by Mark Singer with music of Bach, Schoenberg and Mozart. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $15; $10 for seniors; $5 for students. 410-772-4914.


"GREAT CATS: LARGE AND SMALL" -- From 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, the final two days of an exhibition of the photography of Carl Segal. Artist's Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. Free. 410-740-8249.

SCULPTOR JOHN WATSON -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 10. Watson creates sculptures from discarded wood, plastic, rubber and other objects. Howard Community College Art Gallery, next to Smith Theatre lobby. 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4870.

"WORLD WAR II: THE HOMEFRONT" -- From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20. At the B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; $4, students and seniors; $3, children 3-12; free, 2 and younger. 410-461-1944 or

MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT -- From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Nov. 10. The Olney Art Association presents a multimedia exhibit, including specialists in oils, watercolors, acrylic, printmaking, pen and ink, wood cuts, sculpture, ceramics and photography. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

"STILL IN THE MOMENT" -- From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, through Nov. 8. Exhibition of photographs by Annapolis artist Celia Pearson. Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048.

For Children

GHOSTS OF PATAPSCO -- From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park will hold a haunted walk through its ruins. Come in costume, wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Ages 6 and up. Mount Ida Visitor Center, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. $5 per person. 410-465-8500.

JEWISH STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL -- 8 p.m. Friday. Rabbi Susan Grossman will share spooky tales for both young and old to enjoy. Guests are welcome. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. 410-531-5115.

WILDE LAKE PUMPKIN PARTY -- 4:30 p.m. today. Halloween event for children ages 2 to 7 includes a one-hour performance and trick-or-treating in the Village Center. Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. $4; advance ticket purchase requested. 410-730-3987.

LONG REACH HALLOWEEN PARTY -- For children 10 and younger, featuring pumpkin decorating, Mike Rose the Magician and trick-or-treating in the Village Center. Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Ct., Columbia. Free. 410-730-8113.

SCARY HAYRIDE -- From 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, a haunted house, the hayride and goblins galore. Ages 7 and older. $8 per person. 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, a non-scary hayride; $3 per person. Rockburn Branch Park, 6145 Montgomery Rd., Columbia. 410-313-4624.


And Recreation

SPORTS CLUB OPEN HOUSE -- From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at .the recently renovated Supreme Sports Club, with activities for all ages including swimming and skating, a moon bounce, water aerobics, kickboxing, yoga. Personal tours will be held throughout the day. 7080 Deepage Dr., Columbia. Free. 410-381-5355.

HALLOWEEN ROVER RUN -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Bring pets to the fourth annual fundraiser for the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County. The two-mile walk will benefit animals needing care and shelter. Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Rd., near Clarksville. Registration fees from $25 to $100. 410-465-4350 or

SUNDAY IN THE PARK -- From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with fall activities such as trick-or-treating for children, a hayride, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin-carving workshop. A re-creation of Tom Sawyer's adventures will have Tom Sawyer's Cave, Whitewashing the Fence and Buried Treasure. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day. Seasonal and picnic food will be available for sale. Centennial Park South Entrance, Route 108, Ellicott City. $5, with additional fees for some activities. 410-313-7275.


"THE WIZARD OF OZ" -- 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, plus matinees at 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. A cast of more than 50 River Hill High School students and 36 Munchkins from elementary and middle schools perform the tale of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. River Hill High, 10910 Route 108, Clarksville. $10; $8 in advance. 410-313-7120.

"AIDA" -- 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 5 p.m. Sundays; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, through Nov. 20. A love story with music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. $41-$46; 12 and younger, $27.50-$46. Includes dinner or brunch buffet. 410-730-8311 or


HALLOWEEN ICE SKATING -- 8-10 p.m. tomorrow. The Columbia Association's skating rink provides games, prizes, candy and skate time. Wear costumes that are safe to skate in. 5876 Thunderhill Rd., Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia. Free for CA package plan members, $6 for CA resident nonmembers. Skate rental is $2.50. 410-730-0322.

QUILT AUCTION -- 1 p.m. Sunday. Quest for the Cure auction at the Savage Mill quilt shop And Sew It Goes. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. Baskets, mugs and other collectibles will also be on sale. Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. 800-788-6455.

BASICS OF STAGE COMBAT -- 1-2:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Student-Alumni Arts program at Howard Community College will offer this workshop focusing on basic sword fighting. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4587.

FALL CRAFT FAIR -- 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The Kiwanis hold their annual fall craft fair and pancake breakfast. Proceeds will fund Kiwanis service projects. Wallas Park, Routes 144 and 40, Ellicott City. $5 for breakfast, free admission to craft fair. 410-465-1891.

GHOST TOURS -- Fridays and Saturdays through November. A walking tour of historic Ellicott City includes tales of spirits said to have haunted businesses. Sponsored by the Howard Tourism Council. Visitor Information Office, side entrance, Main Street, Ellicott City. $8; $6, seniors and children. Reservations recommended. 800-288-8747 or

Plan Ahead

VETERANS APPRECIATION BRUNCH -- 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5. The Retired Officers' Wives' Club hosts this event at Club Meade on Fort Meade. Social hour at 10:30 a.m., brunch at 11 a.m. All ranks, veterans, family members and friends are invited. Col. Kenneth O. McCreedy, installation commander, will give the keynote address, and the Never Say Never Again Quartet will perform a musical salute. $20 per person. Dress: military/civilian. Reservations by tomorrow. 410-451-9709 or 410-964-3237.

BULL AND SHRIMP FUNDRAISER -- 7:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Ducks Unlimited event will benefit the preservation and restoration of wetland habitats. Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville. $65 single, $95 couple. Tickets include a Ducks Unlimited membership. 410-313-9450.

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