Spaces available for residents at flea market on Sept. 18

August 31, 2004

Kings Contrivance Community Association will hold a Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at Kings Contrivance Village Center.

Spaces are available to village residents for $10; $15 for two spaces. Nonresidents can ask to be placed on a waiting list for any spaces that remain available Sept. 15. The cost will be $15 a space.

Vendors cannot be accommodated.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Talbott Springs to hold back-to-school picnic

Talbott Springs Elementary School will hold a back-to-school picnic from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school.

Among the attractions are face-painting, kickball, jump-rope limbo and other games, a karate demonstration, music and other entertainment.

Take a picnic dinner.

Information: 410-313-6915.

Yoga class to be offered in Kings Contrivance

Kings Contrivance Community Association will offer a free basic yoga class with Mary Frankos from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15 in the village center.

A seven-week session of classes is to begin Oct. 6. The cost is $84 for residents of Columbia Association-assessed property; $91 for others.

A 13-week session of classes for continuing students, which meets from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, is to start Sept. 8. The cost is $120 to $130. Students should take a yoga mat.

The fee to drop in is $16 a class.

An eight-week class in yoga for stress management will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 11.

The cost is $80 to $88. The cost to drop in is $15 a class. Take a yoga mat, blanket or towel.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Around Town

Book clubs: The east Columbia library's Never Never Land Book Club, an adult discussion group that explores juvenile and young-adult fiction, will discuss The Gospel According to Larry, by Janet Tashjian, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The Black Fiction Book Club will discuss Loving Donovan, by Bernice L. McFadden, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Good Reads, a book club that examines a variety of books, will discuss Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Copies of the books are available at the branch. 410-313-7700.

Karate: Long Reach Community Association offers karate classes for adults and for children ages 6 and older in the village center. Classes for children ages 6 to 9 meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays; for those ages 10 and older, classes meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Adults-only classes meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays. The next eight-week session will run Sept. 9 through Nov. 1. The cost per session is $98 for one class a week; $139 for two classes a week. A 5 percent discount is offered to residents of Columbia Association-assessed property. 410-730- 8113.

Disaster preparedness: The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network is recruiting volunteers for local nonprofit and government agencies to help with disaster preparedness and recovery. A disaster preparedness orientation is planned from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way; a session will also be held Sept. 21 at the volunteer center, 10221 Wincopin Circle. Space is limited; registration is required. 410-715-3176.

Preschool openings: East Columbia Preschool, a cooperative, has openings for this school year in its two- and three-day afternoon classes. 410-290-9166.

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