Valentine's event slated for children ages 2 to 6

February 12, 2006

Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to celebrate "Wilde Valentine's Day!" at Slayton House. The event, which includes face- and hand-painting, a Valentine exchange and other activities, as well as a snack, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each child should bring a Valentine to exchange.

The cost is $5 a child; $4.50 for Columbia lien-payers. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who are admitted free. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Slayton House is on Wilde Lake Village Green.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Hand dancing classes on at Bain Center

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring hand dancing classes for adults, ages 18 and older, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 29 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Participants can learn the rhythm-and-blues style of swing dance. The line-dance class covers basic footwork, syncopated patterns, timing and phrasing. Partners are not required.

The cost is $59. Shirley Duncan, owner of Charm City Dancers, is the instructor.

Information or registration: 410-313-7279.

Swing dancing lessons March 24

Ariston and Monica DeLeon will lead an evening of swing dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 24 in the ballroom at Historic Oakland.

Participants will learn six-count jitterbug and other swing steps to 1940s big-band music. The DeLeons will demonstrate, then teach the dances.

Tickets are $5. No dance partner is needed. Space is limited to 60 people.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Around Town

Legal screening -- Attorney Stephen R. Elville will be at the Bain Center for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale. An appointment is required. 410-313-7212.

Senior luncheon -- Wilde Lake senior residents are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. A pianist will entertain during lunch, and "Name That Show Tune" will be played. The cost is $5. 410-730- 3987.

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