Atholton offering `As You Like It'

October 23, 2005

The drama department of Atholton High School will present Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, from Nov. 17 to 20 in the school's recently renovated auditorium.

The school is at 6520 Freetown Road.

The production is in modern dress, with stage fighting directed by students and Shakespeare's lyrics set to original melodies.

The play is directed by drama teacher Nathan Rosen, who has directed more than 60 productions at the school, including many that have won awards.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets are $6 in advance; $10 at the door. Students pay $8.

Information: 410-531-1263.

Great cats focus of photo exhibit

Artists' Gallery in the American City Building is showing Great Cats, Large and Small: Photography by Carl Segal, through Friday.

Segal, a psychiatrist who has lived in Columbia since 1970, is author of a book of animal photographs, Mental Health Care, What a Zoo!

The books will be for sale at the gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-740-8249.

Basket bingo slated for mature adults

The Bain Center Council will sponsor basket bingo for mature adults from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

The event is designed to showcase the newly renovated and enlarged Bain Center at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Admission, which includes one card, is free. Additional cards or changing cards cost 10 cents.

Winners will receive baskets assembled by council members, with restaurant, grocery and personal-care certificates, wine, cosmetics and other treats. Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available for sale.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Around Town

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. Space is limited to the first 40 vendors. Registration: $20. Tables are provided. Patricia Loeber, 410- 730-4744.

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.

Wilde Halloween -- Wilde Lake Community Association will present its Halloween event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. An interactive show for children ages 2 to 7, "Pumpkin Party with Candy and Cupcake," will be presented. Trick-or-treating in the village center is planned for the children after the show. Children are invited to attend in costume. Tickets are $4 and should be purchased in advance. 410-730-3987.

Oakland nights -- Town Center Community Association is presenting "Oakland Nights," a new program featuring local musicians in an informal coffeehouse atmosphere, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. one Friday a month in the ballroom of Historic Oakland. Don Chapman will perform from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Music and refreshments are free. Musicians interested in performing should call Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744. To reserve a seat, call the same number.

Spooky party -- Howard County Recreation and Parks will sponsor a Grandparent and Grandchild Spooky House and Party, for those ages 55 and older and their grandchildren ages 7 and older, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The cost is $20 for each pair; $2 for each additional child. Registration is requested. 410-313-7279.

Neighbor to neighbor -- Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Network (CERN) will present "Neighbor to Neighbor" workshops at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. The workshops, which are designed to encourage communication within families and neighborhoods before a disaster occurs, are being held in conjunction with Howard County's Community Readiness Week activities. Registration is encouraged. 410-730-4744.

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