Long Reach Community Association to offer Pilates exercise classes

November 27, 2005

The Long Reach Community Association will offer Pilates exercise classes for adults from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Jan. 10 through Feb. 28 at 8775 Cloudleap Court.

The cost for the eight-week session is $96, with a 5 percent discount for those living on Columbia Association-assessed property.

Information: 410-730-8113.

La Leche League to meet Thursday

La Leche League of Columbia AM will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road.

The topic will be "Breastfeeding and Technology."

Pregnant mothers as well as infants and toddlers are welcome.

Information or for answers to breastfeeding questions: 410-461- 3423.

Women's group to meet for coffee

The Newcomers' Club of Howard County women's social group will have a coffee get-together at 10 a.m. Thursday at Panera Bread, 6345 Dobbin Road, off Route 175.

Information: 410-461-6556.

Book club to discuss `Queen of Harlem'

The east Columbia library's Black Fiction Book Club will discuss The Queen of Harlem by Brian Keith Jackson at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The library's Morning Books With Coffee Book Club will discuss The Photograph by Penelope Lively at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19.

The library will show a popular new entertainment digital video disc (title to be announced) at 7 p.m. Dec. 15, as part of its "New Release Cinema" series.

Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

Information: 410-313-7700.


Conducts strikes -- Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachael E. Keyser, daughter of Janet L. Keyser-Taylor of Columbia and a 1998 graduate of Hammond High School, conducted strikes on an improvised explosive device production facility northeast of Baghdad, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, based in Norfolk, Va. She joined the Navy in November 2001.

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, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The group meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Youngsters ages 11 to 15 playing any instrument and of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is requested. 410-313-7704.`Radio Woof' -- As a part of its "Lively Arts for Little Ones" performance series, the Oakland Mills Community Association will present storyteller Bill Wellington's "Radio Woof" in performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center. The performance is suited for children ages 2 to 5. Each show lasts about 45 minutes. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $4.50. Discount group and subscription rates apply. 410-730-4610.

Basket Bingo -- Stevens Forest Elementary School's fifth grade will sponsor a Longaberger basket bingo night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge, 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville. The baskets will be filled with prizes. Doors are to open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include 20 games. Extra games cards are available. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 410-772-1009.

Senior Lights Tour -- The Long Reach, Hickory Ridge and Owen Brown community associations will sponsor a Holiday Lights tour for senior citizens from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11. The free event will include a bus tour through the Symphony of Lights display, a reception, gifts for participants and an appearance by Santa. Buses will pick up seniors at Longwood House, Hickory Ridge Place and Owen Brown Place. Reservations are required; space is limited. 410-730-8113.

Registration open -- East Columbia Preschool has openings in its Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoon 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 visit www.east columbiapreschool.com.M-0

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