Coalition for Peace to show film on Iraq

January 13, 2004

The Howard County Coalition for Peace and Justice will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The group will discuss future events and show the film Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War.

Information: 410-381-4899 or grannys4peace@aol.com.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Maryland chapter of Grandmothers for Peace will meet at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center to plan events and discuss efforts. All are welcome.

Information: Deborah Matherly, 410-730-6049 or grannys4 peace@aol.com.

Mosaic crafts workshops set at Columbia Art Center

The Columbia Art Center is offering a Mosaic Mirror workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11. Learn how to transform a framed mirror into a work of art using basic mosaic techniques. Participants will learn how to cut and apply grout to tiles.

The Columbia Art Center will also offer a Mosaic Flowerpot workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 3. Artist Mary Walsh will teach both classes. Tuition for each workshop is $50 for residents; $55 for nonresidents.

The Columbia Art Center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Columbia. Registration or information: 410-730-0075.

Columbia's street names to be discussed Thursday

The Kings Contrivance Community Association, in partnership with the Columbia Association, will offer "What's in a Name" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Amherst House. Residents are invited to hear the story behind Columbia's street names and neighborhoods.

The event is free and open to the public. Amherst House is at 7251 Edenbrook Drive in Columbia. Information: 410-715-3103.

Birth

Eden Victoria: To Angela and Stephen Barnes of Columbia on Dec. 16.

Around town

Public hearing: Hammond High School will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. today in the school's auditorium on whether to install stadium lighting. To testify, call 410-313-7605 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or sign up at 6:30 p.m. at the hearing. Written testimony can be submitted to Joe Russo, athletic director at the school, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia 21046.

At the library: The east Columbia branch library's Good Reads, a group that reads a variety of literary selections, will discuss Crow Lake by Mary Lawson at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Books are available at the branch. Registration is not required. 410-313-7700.

Lively arts: The 26th season of Lively Arts for Little Ones at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center will feature storyteller Arianna Ross on Feb. 6; Kinderman, March 12; and Pam the Kindersinger, April 2. Performances are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are suitable for children ages 2 1/2 to 5. An adult must accompany children. Tickets are $4.25. Group rates are available. 410-730-4610.

Resource center: A resource center for Hispanic Howard County residents is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dasher Green Owen Brown School, 6700 Cradlerock Way. Dr. Fabian Forero, executive director of Alianza de la Comunidad, will help Hispanic residents find medical, housing, food bank, clothing and other resources. 443-527-1900.

Martial arts: Oakland Mills Community Association will offer Hale Martial Arts Academy classes at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes - which incorporate the martial arts systems of karate, tae kwon do and jujitsu - are for all ages. Tuition is $35 a month. 410-730-4610.

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