Anger-management sessions to get under way this week

May 21, 2006

The Family Tree, a nonprofit organization working to prevent child abuse, will present an anger-management workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, this week to June 13, at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court.

The workshop will examine anger style, alternatives to expressing anger, anger's impact on parenting and effective parenting techniques.

Snacks will be provided and door prizes awarded.

Information: Carmen Albuerne, 410-889-2300, ext. 1226.

`Mildred Pierce' set to be shown June 16

Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will end its season of Marvelous Movies and More with a showing of the 1945 classic film Mildred Pierce, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, at 7:30 p.m. June 16.

Film critic Mike Giuliano will lead a short discussion after the film. Dessert and coffee will be served.

The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Celebration of jazz planned June 17

The Baltimore-Washington JAZZfest will hold its 14th celebration of the Claude Ligon House of Jazz, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 17 at Historic Oakland.

Performers will include jazz pianist and violinist Alex Brown, tenor saxophonist Whit Williams, flutist Charles "Rahmat" Woods, and vocalists Julie Hall and Steve Guyger.

Admission is $65, which includes an appetizer buffet. Tickets are available at the African Art Museum of Maryland at Historic Oakland.

Information: Archie Wallace, 410-730-7106. Or

Around town

Retirement talk -- The Schmooze Hour at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, will sponsor a discussion by Harvey Davis of Chesapeake Financial Group, "Will I Outlive My Money? - Retirement Planning," from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. The program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 31.

Tea -- Town Center Community Association offers afternoon tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. A two-course meal of scones, sandwiches and desserts is served in the 1811 restored mansion. The cost is $18.90 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road. 410-730-4801, or

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