`Hear My Voice' Teen Day is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in Columbia

September 18, 2005

The Columbia Association, in partnership with the Horizon Foundation, Baobab Tree Project and Oakland Mills Community Association, will sponsor the third "Hear My Voice" Teen Day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Columbia Teen Center.

The event will include a performance by a local teen band, a poetry reading by the winner of the "Hear My Voice" poetry competition (sponsored by the Columbia Association), raffle drawings for prizes, a disc jockey and other attractions.

The day is to conclude with the Columbia Teen Idol competition.

The first 50 teens to arrive will receive a free AMC movie pass. Admission, food and beverages are free.

Information: 410-715-3171.

`Coffeehouse Expressions' scheduled for Sept. 25

Columbia's Teen Advisory Committee will sponsor "Coffeehouse Expressions," a performance event for teens, ages 13 to 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Columbia Teen Center in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Participants will perform original works of poetry, comedy or music - or just enjoy the coffee and camaraderie with other teens.

Those who want to perform should sign up as soon as possible.

Information: 410-715-5523.

Red Cross blood drive being held tomorrow

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, at Dobbin Road, in Columbia.

Donors should call in advance to reserve a time slot, although walk-in donations will be accepted.

Information: 410-381-9365.

`Green Building' is topic for Wednesday evening

The Sierra Club, Howard County group, will sponsor a presentation on "Green Building" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-379-1075.

`Manifestation Seminar' set Wednesday and Saturday

Body Wisdom Services, 10450 Shaker Drive, Suite 110, will offer a "Manifestation Seminar" from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Facilitator for the seminar will be Kathryn Yarborough, founder of Body Wisdom Services, who will discuss the spiritual principles of manifestation and practice strategies for bringing wishes or desires into being.

The cost is $30 for one person; $50 for two, and $60 three. Registration and payment is due in advance.

Body Wisdom Services offers classes and private sessions to empower people to heal.

Information: 410-997-4900, Ext. 207.

Around Town

Benefit classes: Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Route 108, will hold a series of classes to benefit the Salvation Army's relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Classes will be held from Sept. 26 to 28. To request a schedule: 410-720-4340.

Laughing heals: Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor "Laughter - The Best Medicine," a program for those ages 55 and older, from 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the east Columbia library senior center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The technique, a healing therapy from India, helps strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure and promote emotional healing through laughing exercises. The cost is $5. 410-313-7279.

Bee season: The east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will present "Bee Season: One Champion's Perspective," with fifth-grader Priyanka Chavan, Howard County Spelling Bee champion and representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The program, to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, includes an explanation of how schools can participate in the contests. Adults and families are invited. Registration is under way. 410-313-7700.

Vehicle-ID etching: The Maryland/DC Anti Car-Theft Committee and the Howard County Police Department will sponsor a free vehicle-identification etching session from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Howard County Police Oakland Mills Community Office, 5820 Stevens Forest Road. Motorists will have a chance to have the major pieces of glass in their cars engraved with their vehicle identification numbers as a deterrent to theft and a help in recovering stolen vehicles. Those who attend can also register in the Watch Your Car Program, a national vehicle theft-prevention program. Janet Stabile, 410-313-3337.

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