Sock hop planned at Bain Center

July 16, 2006

The Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will sponsor a Sock Hop Dinner Dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia.

The high school gymnasium-style dance will include diner food and live music of the 1950s by the Minauldi Trio.

Tickets, available in advance, are $7.

Information: 410-313-7213.

`Discover Maryland' at the library

Staff members of the Maryland Office of Tourism will present "Discover Maryland" -- a program about new and exciting things to see and do in the state, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7860.

`Seussical' slated at 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 4

Families are invited to Seussical, a Slayton House Conservatory production based on the children's books of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4.

Tickets are $7; $5 for children and students.

The Wilde Lake Community Association will offer three new fall classes by First Course: The Educaterers at Slayton House.

"Culinary Kids," a chance for children, ages 4 to 10, to decorate cookies with Halloween and Thanksgiving themes, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18. The cost is $20, including food and the use of equipment, with a 10 percent discount for Columbia lien payers.

November and December classes are to be announced.

Space is limited and early registration is advised.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Wilde Lake student wins Germany trip

Benjamin Holt, son of Ann and Glenn Hawkes and a student at Wilde Lake High School, has been awarded an all-expenses-paid summer study trip to Germany.

He was one of 35 students to receive the prize, sponsored by a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany and administered by the American Association of Teachers of German. Nearly 26,000 students applied.


Graduates -- Army Pvt. Phillip J. Gilmore, son of Thomas and Cindy Gilmore of Wilde Lake, has graduated from basic combat training at fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Around town

Classes -- Salima Aza is offering weekly belly-dancing lessons at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. The classes, sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association, are held Tuesdays through Aug. 15. A class for beginners ages 14 and older meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $63 for seven weeks; classes have begun, but registration is open. Columbia residents receive a 10 percent discount. Registration is required. 410-730-3987.

Legal services -- Attorney Lawrence J. Brill will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program. 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, and an appointment is required. The program, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is available on the third Wednesday of each month. 410- 313-7212.

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