Document shredding set at village

November 06, 2005

The Long Reach Community Association, in partnership with the village center owner, Perrine Wheeler Inc. of Norfolk, Va., will have a document-shredding truck in the village center parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for Long Reach village residents to safely dispose of unwanted documents.

The service is offered free to Long Reach residents. Identification showing residency is required.

Participants will receive certificates of destruction to indicate that their documents have been disposed of safely.

The paper will be recycled.

Center schedules babysitting class

The Columbia Teen Center will offer its "Babysitting Made Easy" class, for area teens ages 11-14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in The Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

The class covers first aid, emergency procedures, age appropriate activities and other skills. A certificate is awarded.

The cost is $40 for Columbia residents; $8 for nonresidents. Registration is required.

Information: Bobbie Whyte, 410-992-3726.

La Leche program to look at employers

La Leche League of Columbia will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road.

The topic will be "Talking With Your Employer."

Pregnant mothers as well as infants and toddlers are welcome.

The group offers information, guidance and support to breastfeeding mothers and those who would like to breastfeed. Information and for answers to breastfeeding questions: 410- 905-5208 or 410-461-3423.

The group will hold a Toddler Meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Christ Episcopal Church. The topic will be "Holiday and Vacations with Your Toddler.

Information: 410-309-4940 or 410-905-5208.

Disaster preparation subject of free class

The American Red Cross will offer a free class on how to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster, how to put together a disaster kit, care for pets and other concerns.

The class will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court.

Information: 410-730-8113.

Kings Contrivance to offer bingo, Santa

The Kings Contrivance Community Association will offer a Family Fun Bingo from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive.

The cost is eight cards for $1; drinks are 50 cents, and snacks are free.

The association's annual Lunch with Santa is planned form 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $3.50 for residents (adults and children); $4 for nonresidents. A craft activity and a photograph with Santa are included.

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 14. Priority will be given to village residents during the first two weeks of ticket sales.

Information: 410-381-9600.

Around Town

Jazz club -- Young musicians can learn to play jazz arrangements and participate in jam sessions with musicians from the Council of Elders at the Jazz Club at the east Columbia library. The group meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Those ages 11 to 15 playing any instrument and at all skill levels are welcome. Registration is requested. 410-313- 7704.

Lively arts -- 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 Oakland Mills Village Center. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $4.50. Discount group and subscription rates are available. Nursery schools and play groups are encouraged to attend. 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

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