Winter Growth offers story time with elders

July 03, 2005

Babies, toddlers and their older brothers and sisters are invited to hear stories, sing songs and visit with elders from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, and the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Winter Growth, 5460 Ruth Keeton Way.

Reservations are not needed.

Information: Lucille Barnum, 410-992-4128; or Winter Growth, 410-964-9616.

Wilde Lake High accepting Hall of Fame nominations

Nominations for the Wilde Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be accepted until July 30. The inductees will be recognized at a reception before the school's homecoming game, Oct. 1, and during halftime.

Nomination forms can be found at http://www.wildelake. com/organizations/booster/ hall_of_fame/nomination.htm, and mailed to Wilde Lake High School Boosters, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia 21044.

Information: BICK53@ aol.com.

County program to discuss `the Wholeness Within'

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a program about wholeness, "Honoring the Wholeness Within," for seniors ages 55 and older, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 19 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

The workshop includes exercise and discussion. The cost is $5.

Information or registration: 410-313-7279.

Around Town

Shabbat: The Parent Resource Place, a program of Jewish Family Services in Howard County, offers a Shabbat Circle, an informal, drop-in play group, and a parent-child Shabbat program, at 10 a.m. Fridays at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row in Harper's Choice Village Center. Shabbat Circle includes "Share and Compare," a parent discussion, on the first and third Fridays of each month. "Gentle Discipline" will be discussed July 15 and "Part-time Work Outside the Home," on July 29. Shabbat Circle, with Sabbath songs, story time and a craft, will be held this week and July 22. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Helaine Brenner, 410-730-4976, Ext. 26.

Get active: Slayton House in Wilde Lake village will participate in the Columbia Association's "Get Active Columbia" program by offering a free walk on Saturday. Residents are to meet at the Wilde Lake dock at 9 a.m. for a guided walk and a talk about swans with local expert Walter Burlingham. The first 50 people to call and register will receive a gift at the lake. There is no rain date. 410-730- 3987.

Parents and tots: Town Center Community Association's Parent and Tots Play Groups will begin a new session July 11, with a group for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. A group for children ages 2 and older is to meet July 12, and for children ages 6 to 24 months, July 13. Each group is limited to about 15 to facilitate interaction among the children. The eight-week sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon, ending the week of Aug. 29. Juice will be provided. The cost is $20 a child for Columbia residents; $22 for non-Columbia residents. Siblings can enroll for half-price. Early registration is encouraged. 410-730-4744.

Pool parties: Wilde Lake Community Association will offer a family pool party in each of the village's neighborhoods. The first will be held July 20 at Running Brook Pool; the next will be Aug. 3 at Faulkner Ridge Pool; and the last will be Aug. 9 at Bryant Woods Pool. The parties will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will cost $3 a person, which includes swimming, pizza and a beverage. Tickets, available at Slayton House, must be purchased in advance. Children to age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The parties are for Wilde Lake residents only, but pool membership is not required. There are no rain dates. 410-730-3987.

Afternoon tea: The Town Center Community Association offers a catered afternoon tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. A two-course meal of scones, sandwiches and dessert is served in the elegant restored 1811 mansion. The cost is $18.90 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road. 410-730-4744, or www.historic-oakland.com.

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