Town Center play groups are set to begin week of Jan. 9

December 04, 2005

Town Center Community Association is accepting reservations for its winter session of parents-and-tots play groups, which begin the week of Jan. 9.

Sessions for children ages six months to 4 years old will begin Jan. 9; for children ages 24 months to 4 years, Jan. 10; and children ages six months to 24 months, Jan. 11. The 10-week sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $25 for Columbia residents; $27.50 for nonresidents. Additional siblings can attend at half-price. Each group is limited to 15 children and registration is required.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Have Sunday tea at Historic Oakland

The Town Center Community Association will offer Sunday Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and Mar. 12.

Tea and scones, sandwiches, and desserts will be served. The cost is $18.90 a person.

Holiday Tea is being offered this month at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20.

Reservations are required at least 48 hours before the tea.

Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road.

Information: 410-730-4801, or

Explaining Medicare prescription rules

The Howard County Office on Aging's Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will sponsor "Medicare Today -- Understanding Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage 2006," at 10 am. Friday and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Representatives from SHIP will lead the discussion. A representative from Social Security will also discuss the Extra Help provision.

Information: 410-313-7391.

Jewish federation has seniors program

The Jewish Federation of Howard County will present Cultural Connections, a group for young-at-heart seniors, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Bain Center.

The Harvey Feldman Barbershop Quartet will entertain.

The Schmooze Hour 55+, a discussion group that meets on the third Thursday of each month, will talk about the "Holiday Dilemma - Respecting Differences While Encouraging Continuation" with Cantor Ann Sacks, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Bain Center.

Information: 410-730-4976 ext. 31.

Around Town

Tree sale -- The Atholton High School Boosters will continue their 10th Annual Holiday Tree Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and Dec.11 and 18, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 on the school parking lot, 6520 Freetown Road. Fresh-cut Douglas fir, Frazier fir, and blue spruce trees will be available. Proceeds will help support the Atholton athletic program. 410-531- 1104.

Winter concerts -- Atholton High 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. Tuesday in the school auditorium. The Women's Quartet, Concert Choir, Madrigal singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Choirs, instrumentalists and the audience will perform the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's Messiah. Tickets to each concert are $3; $5 a family. Senior citizens pay $2. 410-313-7065.

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. Musicians interested in performing should call Patricia Loeber, at 410-730-4744.

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