The Columbia Figure Skating Club will perform its "Dual Spring Ice Extravaganza" this weekend at the Columbia Ice Rink. The show includes routines from the popular Disney features "The Lion King" and "Pocahontas," performed by more than 135 skaters from the Baltimore area, most of them children. The audience can also expect a spectacular performance from guest skater Michael O'Rourke, who has toured with the Ice Capades and choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1992 Olympics.
The Columbia Ice Rink is at the Oakland Mills Village Center on Thunderhill Road in Columbia. Performances are at 4: 30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. on Saturday and at 1: 30 p.m. and 4: 30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children, and are available in advance by calling (410) 730-0322. For more information call (301) 596-4132 or (410) 461-7345.
Storybook characters will come to life at the third annual "Storybook Weekend" Saturday and Sunday at the Towson Town Center. The weekend starts with a storybook breakfast with NewsChannel 2's Jamie Costello in the Arbor Terrace Food Court. NewsChannel 2's Mary Beth Marsden and Baltimore County Councilman Doug Riley will be among the local celebrities who read children's classics such as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Where the Wild Things Are." Throughout the weekend, children will have a chance to meet and visit with storybook characters in costume including Madeline, the Berenstein Bears, Curious George and Waldo. Other events include musical entertainment and creative workshops.
Admission to the breakfast is $5 for children, $7 for adults, with proceeds benefiting Literary Works Inc. A complete program of scheduled events can be obtained from the Customer Service )) Center on Level 2 of the Towson Town Center. For more information call (410) 494-8772.