If you are looking for something a little more relaxing for the family to explore you will be sure to find it all here in the heart of Maryland. Looking to embrace your St. Patty cheer with fun events that will shake your shamrock.This weekend get out and explore Howard County! #explorehocomd 


March 15 - Scope Out the Night Sky @ Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center and the Howard Astronomical League present this exciting, family-focused astronomy event with support from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

March 16 - Saturday Puppet Theater @ Robinson Nature Center
Nature-themed puppet theater presentations at the Robinson Nature Center! Each puppet show portrays a different nature story.

March 16 - Spring Equinox Hike
Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with Carole Veihmeyer. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way.


March 16 - Queendom: Woman Creatives Pop Up @ Sip
On Saturday, March 16th, join local-based women creatives are joining forces to celebrate Women's History Month and female entrepreneurs, with Queendom: Women Creatives Pop Up. This will be a day full of enjoyment, with three hours of shopping, drinking, networking, and sisterhood. FREE admission - Invite your family and friends and come celebrate women this International Women’s Month.

March 16 - MTH Marketplace @ Mt. Hebron High School
Mt. Hebron High School’s Viking Backers Booster Club is hosting this new community arts and craft festival. 70+ vendors in the lobby, cafeteria, gym, and common areas.


March 15 - Vanessa Collier w/ Reggie Wayne Morris @ The Soundry

March 15-17 - HCC Presents “Heathers: The Musical”
The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program will present Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy's "Heathers the Musical," featuring HCC students and guest artists

March 15 & 16 - Hammond High School presents Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hammond High School presents the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." It's the characters and songs that you know and love with an updated story that's sure to entertain children and adults alike.

March 16 - Columbia Orchestra : Pirates and Princesses
Dancers from Dance Connections, Inc. and narrator Greg Jukes join the Orchestra for Pirates & Princesses with music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Scheherazade, and more!

March 16 - Vanessa Collier w/ Jonathan Sloane @ The Soundry

March 16 - The Fantastic and the Innocent @ Monteabaro Recital Hall
The Octtava Piano Duo will explore Horowitz Center's theme. Wonder, through the eyes of the nineteenth century poets and composers.


Visionary Women
An invitational art exhibit and series of events celebrating the talents and art of women from Howard County and elsewhere in Maryland during National Women's History Month. Everyone is invited -no admission fee or registration required.

Twilight : Los Angeles, 1992 @ Rep Stage
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, continues its 26th season with “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.” Anna Deavere Smith’s stunning play explores the people who experienced the Rodney King riots and the devastating human impact of that event.

Fire and Flood @ The Artists’ Gallery
Artists’ Gallery invites your to our March Exhibit : "Fire and Flood",  featuring mixed media and collage works by Leah Lewman.

Teaching and Making with Big Ideas in Mind @ Howard County Arts Council
An exhibit featuring work by Howard County Public School System art faculty. During the summer, K-12 art teachers expanded their own artistic practice, and broadened their understanding of contemporary artists and teaching for big ideas, through in-depth research of contemporary artistic sources, and an exploration of new media and processes.

Defining Ourselves: I Am More Than What You See (Youth Art Month Exhibit) @ Howard County Arts Council
Presented through an ongoing partnership between Howard County Public School System and the Arts Council, this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county.

Voices of the Journey @ Columbia Art Center
A discussion will feature first hand accounts of the captivating journeys of women in the arts.