Matching health, music, starting April 26

April 10, 2005

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an eight-week class focused on the health benefits of music-making, "The Secret Power of Music," from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, starting April 26, at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

The program, which includes group drumming and appreciation of American popular music, is sponsored through a Horizon Foundation Community Health Issues Grant.

Admission is free. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Nursery school to hold children's-goods sale

Running Brook Children's Nursery, a cooperative preschool, will hold its annual Nearly New Children's Sale of gently used clothing, toys, baby equipment, and other items from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Running Brook Neighborhood Center, 5730 Columbia Road, Columbia.

The sale will be held rain or shine.

Information: 410-997-4662, or

Rainbow Theatre planning concert for kids April 22

Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will present a concert by children's author and songwriter Barry Louis Polisar at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 22.

Tickets are $4.25 in advance; $5.25 at the door, if available. Group rates are available.

The performance is sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around Town

Seeking artisans, vendors: Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking artisans to participate in its juried craft fair, part of the Taste of Wilde Lake, to be held from noon to 4 p.m. May 21 in Wilde Lake Village Center. The event will include free food, entertainment and children's activities. The cost for vendors is $10 a space. 410-730- 3987.

Poetry night: The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor an Open Mic Poetry Night, for youths ages 11 to 15, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will have a chance to share their poems or favorite works. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

Scrabble: Slayton House, in Wilde Lake Village Center, is offering drop-in Scrabble for ages 18 and older from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through June 7. Coffee will be available. Scrabble boards will be provided, or players can provide their own. Donations of games are welcome. 410-730-3987.

Marvelous movie: Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will continue its Marvelous Movies and More film series with a 1934 film, The Thin Man, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Dessert and coffee will be available after a short discussion of the film. The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. 410-730- 3987.

Bridal showcase: Town Center Community Association will hold a Bridal Showcase from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 17 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Vendors and caterers from the Baltimore-Washington area will display food, floral designs, music and photographs. Tickets to the showcase are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 410-730-4801, or www.

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