Atholton High to hold tree sale, concert

November 27, 2005

The Atholton High School Boosters will hold the 10th Annual Holiday Tree Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 10 and 17, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18.

The sale will be held on the school parking lot, 6520 Freetown Road.

Fresh-cut Douglas fir, Frazier fir, and blue spruce trees will be for sale. Proceeds will help support the Atholton athletic program.

Information: 410-531-1104.

The school's music department is presenting its Winter Concert in two parts.

The Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Men's Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the school auditorium.

The Women's Quartet, Concert Choir, Madrigal singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Choirs, instrumentalists and the audience will perform the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's Messiah.

Tickets to each concert are $3; $5 per family. Senior citizens pay $2.

Information: 410-313-7065.

Harper's Choice featured on `Matters'

Columbia Matters, the Columbia Association's cable television program, will interview Harper's Choice residents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kahler Hall, in Harper's Choice Village Center.

The interviews, which will shown in January, will be used as part of a series highlighting the features, history and people of Columbia's 10 villages.

The show airs on Howard Community College's cable station 71 at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 410-715-3120.

Town Center to offer Holiday Tea

The Town Center Community Association will offer Holiday Tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, and 20. The two-course meal includes scones, sandwiches and desserts.

The cost is $18.90 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours before the tea.

Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road.

Information: 410-730-4801, or

Around Town

Play Groups -- The Town Center Community Association is accepting reservations for its fall mini-session of Parents and Tots Play Groups, which begins tomorrow. Sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. The groups are limited to about 15 children. A session for children ages 6 months to 4 years will begin tomorrow; children 24 months to 4 years will meet Tuesday; and babies and toddlers, 6 months to 2 years, on Wednesday. The groups meet weekly. The cost for the four-week groups is $10 for Columbia residents; $11 for nonresidents and half-price for second children. 410-730-4744.

Embossed scarves -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a class on making embossed velvet scarves from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Participants will learn how to use rubber stamps, velvet and an iron to create an elegant and fashionable scarf. The cost is $20 and includes materials and the use of equipment. Registration and payment are due as soon as possible. Registration: 410-313-7275; information: 410-313-7279.

Seasonal music -- The Brass Ensemble of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform seasonal music favorites at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. Registration is not required. 410-313-7860.'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. Local singer Iris Ann Hirsch will perform Friday. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. 410-730-4744. Musicians interested in performing should call Patricia Loeber, at the same number.

Scrabble -- Slayton House Scrabble will continue this fall. Participants ages 18 and older will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 410-730-3987.

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