Make music on `Oakland Nights'

August 07, 2005

Town Center Community Association will present "Oakland Nights," a new program featuring local musicians in an informal coffeehouse atmosphere, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on one Friday a month in the ballroom of Historic Oakland.

Musicians interested in "Oakland Nights" should contact Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744.

Retirement celebration to honor Atholton's Lewis

The community is invited to a retirement celebration in honor of Constance Lewis, past principal of Atholton High School, to be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, in Hickory Ridge village.

Past and current students and their families are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not needed.

Information: 410-531-1108.

Visit a master gardener at the library Saturday

A Howard County master gardener will be available to answer questions and examine plant samples from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the central library.

Registration is not required. The library is at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Legal assistance scheduled at Bain Center on Aug. 17

Attorney Johanna Klema will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, to execute simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17.

The program, open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older, is part of the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program of the Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

An appointment is required. The cost is on a sliding scale.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-7212.

Around Town

Web surfing: The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "Surfing Basics for Seniors" at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The small-group session will provide instruction and hands-on practice to senior citizens who want to learn how to use the Internet. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

At the library: The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "Incredible Insects," a program for children ages 4 to 8 led by a naturalist from Patuxent Research Refuge, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required. Children's programs at the central library include "Play Partners," for infants and toddlers to 23 months, offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 17; and "Super Saturdays," a program of stories and songs for small groups and families of preschool through early elementary-age children, at 10 a.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 20. Registration is not required. 410-313-7880.

Pool parties: Wilde Lake Community Association will offer its last family pool party of the season from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryant Woods Pool. The cost is $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 party is for Wilde Lake residents only, but pool membership is not required. There is 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. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Helaine Brenner, 410-730-4976, Ext. 26.

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