SUCCESS IN STYLE -- From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Singer Maiesha Rashad will perform to help Success in Style, a local charity that provides business attire and interview advice to disadvantaged women who are seeking self-sufficiency through employment. Sandy's Repeat Performance, Savage Mill, Savage, Md. Free. Donations accepted. 301-498-7008 or 410-750-6475 or

BALLET PERFORMANCE -- From noon to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Misako Ballet Studio will stage a free show with ballet and classical music. Suited for parents with young children. Misako Ballet Studio, Harpers Choice Village Center, Columbia. Free. 410-884-9690 or

A CAPPELLA CHOIR -- 7 p.m. Saturday. The One World Coffeehouse will feature Olympia's Daughters, an a cappella choir that builds bridges between communities and cultures through song. The coffeehouse is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. One World Coffeehouse, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Free. $12 donation requested. 410-750-8942.


"DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE" -- From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Dances of Universal Peace are meditative and joyous circle and partner dances that use sacred phrases, music and movement from many spiritual traditions. Beginners, singles and children are welcome. All dances are taught. Howard County Public Library, Glenwood Branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Free. 410-489-7981 or 301-675-6105.


ART & ARTISAN -- From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. This new gallery in Ellicott City is showing 11 pieces of hand painting on photography by Baltimore artist Jennifer Ganzer. 8020 Main St., Ellicott City. Free. 410-203-9370.

MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT -- From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Howard County Art Guild will display an array of work in oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, and pen and ink. The public is invited to a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday with refreshments and music. Slayton House Gallery, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. Free. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

"WORLD WAR II: THE HOMEFRONT" -- From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, which is the final day of the exhibit. 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

For Children

"THE TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC" -- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow. Bob Brown Puppets will perform this children's tale. Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Center, Columbia. $5.50; $4.50 in advance; group rates available. Advance purchase strongly recommended. 410-730-3987.


"GUYS AND DOLLS" -- 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee performance Saturday. Nathan Detroit tries to avoid marrying his longtime fiancee, Adelaide, while organizing floating crap games. Meanwhile, Sky Masterson, an incurable gambler and flirt, wagers that he can win the affections of a prim mission worker. Frank Loesser's memorable music and laughter abound in this Broadway fable set in New York. Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. $10; $8 in advance. 410-313-2856.

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" -- 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday. Wilde Lake High School presents this Shakespeare story of star-crossed lovers, mischievous fairies and lowbrow aspiring actors. James Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Lane, Columbia. $9. 410-313-6965.

"AS YOU LIKE IT" -- 7 p.m. today, tomorrowand Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Atholton High School will produce the Shakespearean comedy about a love triangle. Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Rd., Columbia. $10; $8 for students; $6 in advance. 401-531-1263.

"FAME" -- 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Teachers and students from Glenelg High School perform a musical that follows the highs and lows of students and faculty at a performing arts high school in New York. Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Rd., Glenelg. $10; $8 in advance. 410-489-9036.

"CORIOLANUS" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs the Bard's tragedy, a rarely produced play about a powerful but arrogant general and his fall from grace. Because of violence and nudity, no one younger than 18 will be admitted. Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. $20. 410-752-3994 or

"THE VIOLET HOUR" -- 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Howard Community College's theater-in-residence program presents the story of a young publisher at the dawn of the Jazz Age who must choose between his lover and his best friend. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Prices vary. Call 410-772-4900.

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


HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR -- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Historic Oakland will hold its first Holiday Craft Fair. Space is limited to the first 40 crafters. Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. $20 registration fee for crafters, tables provided. Free for attendees. 410-730-4744.

BIKES FOR THE WORLD -- From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Christ Episcopal Church will collect bicycles to donate to countries where they are an essential form of affordable transportation. Last year's drive gathered 81 bikes and sent them to countries including Sri Lanka, Ghana, Gambia, Costa Rica and Panama. 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia. $20 donation is requested with each bike to defer cost of international transportation. Bikes should be in reasonable working condition. 301-483-8503.

SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS -- Open nightly at 6 from Monday to Jan 1. The 12th annual Symhony of Lights will present its drive-through display of more than 70 animated and stationary holiday light creations. Proceeds will benefit Howard County General Hospital. Merriweather Post Pavillion Entrance, Broken Land Parkway, Columbia. $15 per vehicles with up to 11 passengers, $25 for commercial vans and minibuses with12 to 24 people; $100 for buses that have more than 24 passengers. 410-740-7840.

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