Wilde Lake High to present Shakespeare play

November 06, 2005

Wilde Lake High School will present its modern staging of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at the school's Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, 5460 Trumpeter Lane. More than 50 students will participate.

Tickets, available at the door, are $9. Tickets go on sale at 6:45 p.m. or can be reserved by e-mailing Julie_berla@hcpss.org.

Author to discuss teaching of reading

The Columbia Homeschool Community will sponsor a talk by Cynthia Curtin, a former kindergarten teacher and author of Able2Read Books, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. She will discuss "Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Read."

An information and support meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center, 10449 Green Mountain Circle. Kenneth Gelfand, director of Outpatient Psychology Services at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, will discuss "Learning Issues: ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, Autism and Other Learning Differences."

Admission is free.

Information: 410-740-6688, or Columbiahomeschool.org.

Registration open for seniors program

Registration is open for Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging new SPRING support group, the SPRING Journeys group, designed to provide a safe environment to reflect on life.

The group, which meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, will include open discussion, sharing, group activities and speakers to help its members evaluate their lives.

Admission is free but registration is suggested. The acronym SPRING stands for Senior Peer Resources, Individuals, Networks and Groups.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Historic Oakland's 1st Holiday Craft Fair

Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, will hold its first Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Cider and cookies will be served. Admission is free.

Some space is available for artisans. The fee is $20, which includes a table.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Around Town

Movies -- Slayton House Theatre will continue its Marvelous Movies and More series today with a double feature of silent films. 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 piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher. Both movies star Harold Lloyd. Dessert and coffee will be served afterward, and there will be a short discussion. Admission is $7; $6 for students and senior citizens. Seating is limited. 410-730-3987.

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.

Artfully Wilde -- Slayton House Gallery on Wilde Lake Village Green will be the site of Artfully Wilde Saturday, a one-day sale of contemporary and traditional handcrafted gifts. The sale includes wood boxes and turned bowls, glass, pottery, photography, home accessories, jewelry, note cards, fiber art, dolls, prints and journals. It will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of the proceeds will support arts events at the community center. Admission to the sale is free. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

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 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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