Performances for children

October 02, 2005

The Oakland Mills Community Association will present its 27th season of "Lively Arts for Little Ones," seven performances to introduce the arts to children ages 2 to 5 and their parents or caregivers.

The 45-minute performances are held at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

Performances of the first show, a collection of songs and stories, will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $4.50.

Discount group and subscription rates are available. Nursery schools and playgroups are encouraged to attend.

Information: Susan Azoulay, 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.

Annual fall event to be held Oct. 8

The annual Kings Contrivance scarecrow-making and hayride will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, in the Kings Contrivance Village Center.

Hot dogs and chips will be for sale. Take old clothes and two pairs of pantyhose to make a scarecrow and go on a hayride in the Dickinson neighborhood.

Those who bring Halloween costumes will have an opportunity to swap with their neighbors.

The event is sponsored by the Kings Contrivance Community Association. Information: 410-381-9600.

Around Town

Fall festival -- The Oakland Mills International Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Mills Village Center. Entertainment is to include the Kinderman, the Teelin Irish Dancers, the Polka Kids, Columbia's Teen Idol and MirMar Klezmers. Food, games and activities for children are planned. Children's events, which include pumpkin decorating, a Moon Bounce and "tattoos," are free. A display of foreign cars will be featured, and handmade crafts will be for sale. Local nonprofit groups plan to be at the festival to offer information about their services. Free blood pressure screenings will be available. Potted pansies, festival T-shirts and the Entertainment 2006 book will be for sale. New to the event this year is the "Best Pie in Town" contest. Everyone is welcome to bring homemade pies at noon Saturday for judging. Admission is free. 410-730-4610.

Read, knit -- A new Mother/Daughter Books and Knitting Club will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The group for girls, ages 9 to 14 and a parent, will discuss So B. It by Sarah Weeks. Arrive 30 minutes early to help with knitting. Participants should take supplies. Registration is not needed. 410-313-7700.

Registration open -- East Columbia Preschool has openings in its Tuesday-Thursday class for 3-year-olds and in its Monday-Wednesday-Friday class for 4-year-olds. The cooperative preschool, which enrolls about 60 children, meets at Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way. 410-290-9166, or www.east

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