Long Reach community group to offer 4-week weight-loss program

July 10, 2005

The Long Reach Community Association, 8775 Cloudleap Court, will offer a four-week, introductory weight-loss program, "Body for Life," from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, July 25 through Aug. 15.

The cost is $55; a 5 percent discount will be applied for residents of Columbia Association-assessed property.

Belly-dancing classes for adults will be offered from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, July 25 through Sept. 19. A class for advanced dancers will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost is $64 for eight weeks, with a 5 percent discount for residents of Columbia Association-assessed property.

Information: 410-730-8113.

La Leche League PM to meet July 20 at church

La Leche League of Columbia PM will meet at 7 p.m. July 20 at Grace Community Church, 9180 Rumsey Road, off Red Branch Road.

The topic will be "Dealing with Criticism." Pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers are welcome.

The group offers information, guidance and support at meetings and by phone.

Information: 410-309-4940 or 410-461-3423.

Around Town

Tuesday bridge: The 50-Plus Senior Center at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way in Owen Brown village, holds a continuing drop-in intermediate bridge group from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $6 a class and includes a snack. There is a $5 fee for a text. Mah jongg classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, starting tomorrow. The cost is $31 for three classes. Registration is required. 410-290- 5430.

Music outdoors: A free Tuesday night concert series at Lake Elkhorn continues this week with an a cappella performance by Almost Recess at 7 p.m. Milkshake will be featured July 19, and the series will conclude with a performance by Walt Michael & Company on July 26. The concerts, which begin at 7 p.m. in the band shell at the Lake Elkhorn spillway, are sponsored by Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills and Owen Brown community associations. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the pavilion at the lake. 410-730-4610.

Harry Potter: "Harry Potter" programs will be offered at the east Columbia library to celebrate the new book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Participants can see Potter movies, then read the books. The movies are rated PG -- parental guidance suggested. Children to age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Each movie is about 2 1/2 hours. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets, which are required, are available at the children's desk a half-hour before the program begins. Registration is required. "Muggles Midnight Madness," a program of wizard crafts, a magician, costume parade, movies and other attractions for children ages 9 and older with an adult, will be held from 9 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Registration is required. 410-313-7700.

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