Teen center offers baby-sitting class

October 09, 2005

The Columbia Teen Center will offer a Super Baby-Sitter class for children ages 11 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and on the third Saturday of each month.

The course covers marketing techniques, first aid and emergency procedures, age-appropriate activities and other skills. A certificate will be awarded.

The cost is $40 for Columbia residents and $48 for nonresidents. Registration is required.

The center is at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

Information: 410-992-3726.

Oakland Mills to hold community yard sale

A community yard sale is planned in Oakland Mills village, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. The sale was originally scheduled for yesterday.

Furniture, clothing and children's items will be for sale. Residents will sell items at their homes in the Thunder Hill, Talbott Springs and Stevens Forest.

Information: 410-730-4610.

Two book clubs plan discussions at library

The Good Reads Book Club of the east Columbia branch library will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell.

The Morning Books with Coffee book club will read Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates. The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24.

Books are available at the branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

Registration is not needed.

Information: 410-313-7700.

Around Town

Lively arts -- 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. The 45-minute performances are held at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center. The first show, a collection of songs and stories, will be presented at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $4.50. Discount group and subscription rates are available. Susan Azoulay, 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.

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

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