Kings Contrivance to hear maglev train presentation

May 14, 2002

Representatives of the Maryland Transportation Authority will give a brief presentation on the proposed maglev train at a regularly scheduled board meeting of Kings Contrivance Community Association. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive.

The presentation will focus on the Interstate 95 parallel alignment, one of three routes being proposed for the train. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The village board will continue with its agenda at 8 p.m. and will vote on whether to support the I-95 parallel alignment.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Sign language classes to begin next month

The Kings Contrivance Community Association will offer a class in sign language for beginners from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning June 17, at Amherst House. The cost for the six-week class is $85, with a 10 percent discount for those who live on Columbia Association-assessed property.

Sign language classes for youths ages 5 to 15 will be offered Saturday mornings, beginning June 15, at Amherst House. Games and role-playing in sign language are planned. The cost is $65 for six weeks, with a 10 discount for Columbia residents.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Phelps Luck to hold science fair at 6 tonight

Phelps Luck Elementary School will present "May Daze," a science and enrichment fair with displays of the children's recent work in their classrooms and performances by the school's chorus, band and orchestra, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

Information: 410-313-6886.


Completes exercise: Navy Lt. Christopher R. Smith, whose wife, Paula, is the daughter of Beverly Gazmen of Owen Brown and John C. Gazmen of Columbia, has completed the amphibious exercise Foal Eagle '02 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, based in Sasebo, Japan.

Around town

Soul line dancing: The 50+ Center, in the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer a soul line dancing class from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, beginning this month. Dancer Jesse Barnes will lead the dancing to rhythm and blues. The cost is $5 a class. 410-313-7680.

Decorate denim: The east Columbia library will offer a workshop for ages 11 to 17, "Decorate Your Denim," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Participants should bring a denim shirt, jeans or shorts to decorate with fabric paint, studs, sequins, buttons and other materials. Registration is required. 410-313-7700.

Travel safely: The east Columbia 50+ Center will sponsor a free talk about traveling safely by Melanie Miller, a public affairs adviser at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, at 11 a.m. Thursday. She will discuss what to pack and not to pack when flying; what to do if something appears suspicious at the airport or on the plane; and how to carry medications. 410-313-7680.

Sea, sky: The east Columbia 50+ Center will sponsor a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art to see Reflections of Sea and Light, landscapes by Joseph M.W. Turner, from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The cost is $25, including transportation. Lunch is on your own. Registration is required. 410-313-7680.

Book clubs: The east Columbia library is sponsoring a parent-child book club, for ages 9 to 12 with a parent, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the library. Monsieur Eek by David Ives will be discussed May 21. Registration is required. 410-313-7700.

Reiki therapy: The 50+ Center is offering reiki therapy on the first and third Fridays of each month. The technique is intended to ease stress, balance energy and relieve pain. Sessions are $30 and begin at 10 a.m. and last 45 minutes. Appointments are suggested. 410-313-7680.

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