Milkshake to open Rainbow Theatre season

September 18, 2005

Wilde Lake Community Association will open the ninth season of its Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House with a performance for preschoolers by the musical duo Milkshake at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 30.

The show, which includes activity songs, upbeat rock songs and lullabies, is 45 minutes long and designed to be entertaining for the whole family.

Tickets are $4.50; some tickets may be available the day of the show for $1 more. Group rates are available.

Only exact cash or checks will be accepted.

Information: 410-730-3987.

50+ Expo, set Oct. 21, recruiting volunteers

The Howard County Office on Aging is recruiting volunteers to help with the 50+ Expo, to be held Oct. 21 at Wilde Lake High School.

Volunteers are needed to check in exhibitors, greet visitors, help with Cafe 50+, the health fair, flu shots, workshops, setting up and cleaning up and other activities.

A variety of shifts are available. Volunteers receive a free lunch. High school students and adults are welcome to volunteer.

Information: Regina Jenkins, 410-313-1417.

Improvisational-comedy classes starting this week

Wilde Lake Community Association will offer classes in improvisational comedy for middle and high school students, starting this week, at Slayton house in the Wilde Lake Village Center.

The classes , taught by Brandon Palm, a founding member of Slapdash Improv Comedy, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays (Level I); and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays (Level II.)

The cost is $135 for seven weeks. Columbia lien-payers can request a discount of 10 percent.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Learn the basics of Bunko, a dice game

Harper's Choice Community Association will offer a class on the basics of the dice game Bunko from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row.

The cost is $5, which includes prizes, beverages, and handouts.

Information or registration: 410-730-0770.

Attorney to help with wills and other legal matters

Attorney Thomas Burns will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

He will draw up simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The cost is on a sliding scale.

The program, which is available on the third Wednesday of each month, is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging. Howard County residents ages 60 and older are welcome to participate. An appointment is required.

Information: 410-313-7212.

Afternoon Tea planned at 4:30 p.m. Sept 29

Town Center Community Association will offer catered Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

Scones, sandwiches and dessert will be served.

The cost is $20 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road. Information: 410-730-4744. Or visit

Around Town

Scrabble: Slayton House Scrabble will continue this fall. Participants ages 18 and older will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 410-730-3987.

Artisans sought: Town Center Community Association is seeking artisans for its Holiday Craft Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Historic Oakland, 4350 Vantage Point Road. Registration: $20. 410-730-4744.

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