Bryant Woods plans anniversary events

September 15, 2004

If you have a news tip in west Columbia, call Laura Cadiz at 410-715-2832 during the day or leave a message after hours. If you have information on community events in west Columbia, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811.

Bryant Woods Elementary School will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26.

The children have designed an invitation, a school flag that will be raised in honor of the celebration, and have planned a program and invited speakers.

The flag is being kept secret until the day of the event.

Gifted and Talented resource teacher Leslie Weinberg, who has taught at Bryant Woods for 21 years, is organizing the event. She began working with the children last year to prepare for the event.

Speakers will include school Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin; County Executive James N. Robey; Councilman Ken Ulman; Del. Elizabeth Bobo; principal Jason McCoy and former Bryant Woods principals; assistant principal Maria McNelis, teacher Joan Lee-Powell; and former student Ronald Jeffreys - all of whom will speak briefly, Weinberg said.

A raffle of gift certificates donated by local restaurants and other items is planned, and magnets commemorating the school's 35th anniversary will be given away.

Each class has worked on an item to be placed in a time capsule, and spirit wear from the school's past will be on display.

Guests will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated building.

Information: 410-313-6859.

- Fay Lande

Morning yoga scheduled Thursdays in Wilde Lake

"Morning Yoga with Kat," a new yoga class with Kat Kelly-Chung for age 16 and older, is being offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28 at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center.

A second class, which was to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center, has been canceled.

The morning class, which is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association, is based on the Iyengar model of yoga and is appropriate for all experience levels. Consulting a doctor is recommended before starting the program.

The cost is $120 for eight weeks, or $17 a class. A 10 percent discount is offered to Columbia Association lien-payers. Classes cannot be prorated.

Registration is required. Information: 410-730-3987.

Family Night Bingo at Hawthorn Center

The Hickory Ridge Community Association will sponsor a Family Night Bingo from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring.

Disposable bingo cards are six for $1; soft drinks cost 50 cents and snacks are free. There will be cash and other prizes.

Information: 410-730-7327.

Beginning dance classes offered for children, adults

The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a Beginning Ballet & Jazz program taught by Cindee Velle and Catherine Phillips.

Ballet Prep, a preparatory ballet class for ages 6 and 7, will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28.

Children's Beginning Ballet, a classical ballet class for ages 8 to 12, will be taught from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28.

Beginning Jazz for ages 8 to 12 will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, next week through Oct. 25. A class for youth and adults, age 13 and older, will be taught from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, next week through Oct. 25.

Information: 410-465-7674.

Around Town

At Slayton House: Wilde Lake Community Association will sponsor Just Baby and Me! a continuing support group for new parents and their babies, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 21 at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. Belly dancing with Mia Naja al Sephira will continue at Slayton House from Tuesday through Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 through Dec. 14. (No class Nov. 23.) Classes for beginners age 14 and older will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays; advanced beginners are to meet from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; and intermediate dancers will meet from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Cost is $54 for each six-week session. Drop-ins pay $10 a class. Columbia residents receive a 10 percent discount, but classes cannot be prorated. Registration required. 410-730-3987.

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