Candidates sought for Wilde Lake Village Board

February 27, 2005

The Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on the village board and one on the Columbia Council.

The positions are all for one-year terms, starting May 1. Nominations will be accepted through March 16.

Interested residents can pick up a nomination package at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.

Information: 410-730-3987.

6-week classes offered in knitting, crocheting

The Harper's Choice Community Association will offer a six-week class in knitting and crocheting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week, in Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row.

Bring needles and yarn. Classes are for beginners to advanced participants.

The cost is $55 for six lessons. Information or registration: 410- 730-0770.

Seniors can learn art of the silk scarf

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a silk-scarf class for those ages 55 and older from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 7 at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Participants can learn an ancient Japanese technique that uses folding, pleating and simple stitches to create a unique effect.

The cost is $15.

Information or registration: 410-313-7279.

Take fencing lessons at Slayton House

Fencing lessons will be offered at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.

Classes, which run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights through May 18, begin March 7.

Classes are available for children and adults. Equipment will be provided, but students must purchase personal protection.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Basket bingo scheduled at Atholton High School

A Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held Saturday in the Atholton High School cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo is to start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

Information: Mary Ellen Eddy, 301-776-2480.

Military

Returns: Army Pfc. Corey M. Connolly, son of Timothy W. Connolly and Gisele M. Morin-Connolly of Harper's Choice, has returned to the United States after a deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Iraqi Freedom II. He is regularly assigned to the 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C. The 1999 graduate of Wilde Lake High School is a signal systems support specialist.

Around Town

Improvisation: Wilde Lake Community Association will offer a new class in improvisation for middle and high school students, starting Thursday. Level I: Basic Improv, will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Slayton House. The cost is $150 for the eight-week class. Columbia Association lien-payers can request a 10 percent discount. Registration is required. 410-730-3987.

Tea: Town Center Community Association will offer Sunday afternoon tea from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 13 at Historic Oakland. The tea is also offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. The cost is $18.90. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. 410-730-4801 or 800- 730-4802.

Arts camps: The Slayton House Camp of the Arts is accepting registration for children, ages 7 to 13. A junior conservatory for ages 11 to 13 and a senior conservatory for ages 14 to 16 are also available. Classes, which include drama, improvisation, pantomime, group dance, music, monologues, playwriting, storytelling and other skills and arts, will culminate in a final production. Two three-week sessions and a two-week session will be offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20 through Aug. 12. Extended care is also available. 410-730-3987.

Tip Line

If you have a news tip in west Columbia, call William Wan at 410-715-2831 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.

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