Slayton House Gallery plans sale

October 30, 2005

Slayton House Gallery on Wilde Lake Village Green is planning Artfully Wilde, a one-day sale Nov. 12 of contemporary and traditional gifts.

This year's event includes wood boxes and turned bowls, glass, pottery, photography, home accessories, jewelry, notecards, fiber art, dolls, prints and journals.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available. A portion of the proceeds will help support arts events at the community center. Admission to the sale is free.

Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Double feature of silent films

Slayton House Theatre will continue its Marvelous Movies and More series with a Sunday double feature of silent films Nov. 6.

An Eastern Westerner (22 minutes), directed by Hal Roach, and Grandma's Boy (54 minutes), directed by Fred Newmeyer, will be shown at 3 p.m. with live piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher. Both movies star Harold Lloyd.

Dessert and coffee will be served after the films and there will be a short discussion.

Admission is $7; $6 for students and senior citizens. Seating is limited.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around Town

Neighbor to neighbor -- Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Network will present "Neighbor to Neighbor" workshops at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. Participants will learn how to shelter in place without assistance from local government or emergency personnel, and how to prepare for a local or regional disaster or emergency. Registration is encouraged. 410-730-4744.

Basket bingo -- The Bain Center Council will sponsor basket bingo for mature adults from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 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. 410-313-7213.

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.

Shakespearean comedy -- 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. 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. 410-531-1263.

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.

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. Music and refreshments are free. Musicians interested in performing should call Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744. To reserve a seat, call the same number.

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