June 21 becomes Columbia’s “birthdate” with the dedication of Wilde Lake marking the beginning of Columbia.
First Ball in the Mall on June 17 helps mark Columbia’s 5th birthday. The BYOB event for $8 featured two bands, Appaloosa and Goodtimer’s.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Oakland Mills Interfaith Center takes place on June 9.
Many events mark Columbia’s 10th birthday including an exhibit on new communities at the Columbia Mall produced by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Alfred Smith Jr., first president of Howard Community College, retires after 12 years.
The Festival of the Arts presents its inaugural season showcasing local, regional and national performing and visual artists in a three-day event.