Bain Center sets program on Adams, his first lady

July 17, 2005

The newly renovated Bain Center (formerly the Florence Bain Senior Center) will present "Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking," a program about President John Quincy Adams and First Lady Louisa Adams, at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Admission is $3. The program is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Youngsters invited to visit seniors at Winter Growth

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

Reservations are not needed.

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

Classics for Teens book club slates meeting for Aug. 2

Classics for Teens, a book club for those ages 12 and older at the central library, will discuss The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2.

The group reads and discusses short classics. Registration is not needed.

The library is at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Around Town

Parents and tots: Town Center Community Association's Parent and Tots Play Groups have begun a new session. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old meet Mondays. A group for children ages 2 and older meets Tuesdays, and a group for children ages 6 to 24 months gets together Wednesdays. Each group is limited to about 15 to facilitate interaction among the children. The eight-week sessions runs from 10 a.m. to noon, ending the week of Aug. 29. Juice is provided. The cost is $20 a child for Columbia residents; $22 for non-Columbia residents. Siblings can enroll for half-price. 410-730-4744.

Finding completion: Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a program about wholeness, "Honoring the Wholeness Within," for those ages 55 and older, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The workshop includes exercise and discussion. The cost is $5. Registration: 410-313-7279.

Pool parties: Wilde Lake Community Association will offer a family pool party in each of the village's neighborhoods. The first will be held Wednesday 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.

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. "Part-time Work Outside the Home" is the topic July 29. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Helaine Brenner, 410-730-4976, Ext. 26.

Hall of fame: 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.wilde hall_of_fame/nomination.htm, and mailed to Wilde Lake High School Boosters, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia 21044.

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