Community to meet with the police

March 12, 2006

The Harper's Choice Village Board will sponsor a communitywide meeting with representatives of the Howard County Police Department at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row.

Residents are encouraged to speak to the police officers about their concerns, and to send e-mail or call the village office before Wednesday to express their concerns.

Information or to state a concern: 410-730-0770, or harpers choice@columbiavillages.org.

Wilde Lake High to present `Grease'

The Wilde Lake High School drama department will present the musical Grease at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jim Rouse Theatre at the school.

The cast, which includes more than 75 students, will sing Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin' and other hits from the long-running show.

To reserve tickets: Julie_Berla@hcpss.org.

Interactive show for kids March 24

The Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House will present Pam the Kindersinger and Rascal at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. March 24.

The interactive show for children ages 2 to 7 includes songs, puppets, storytelling and comedy.

Tickets, which should be purchased in advance, are $4.50. At they door, if available, tickets cost $5.50.

The performances are sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around Town

Legal needs -- Attorney Donald J. May will be at the Bain Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday as part of the 60 Plus Will and Legal Screening Program. He will offer services such as drawing up simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program, which is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment: 410-313-5980.

Scrabble -- Slayton House offers Scrabble from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The free activity is for those ages 18 and older. Coffee will be served. Scrabble boards will be provided or players can take their own. Donations of games are welcome. 410-730-3987.

Drawing, painting -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer classes in drawing and painting for those ages 55 and older at the Bain Center from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, March 23 through May 25. The cost is $55. 410-313-7279.

Swing it -- 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. Attendance is limited to 60 people. 410-730-4744.

Softball clinic -- A Lady Raider Softball Clinic for girls in grades five, six, seven and eight will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 25 at Atholton High School. The camp's goal is to provide instruction in the fundamentals of softball. Campers will receive individual instruction in teamwork, effort, sportsmanship and confidence. Each girl will receive a camp shirt. The camp will be conducted by the Atholton softball staff and players. The cost is $30. 410-313-7065.

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