11-week journaling class slated at the Bain Center

August 06, 2006

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an "Artful Journaling" class, for those ages 55 and older, led by artist and teacher Carol Zika.

The journals will combine notations, artwork and memorabilia and can be embellished with collages, weaving, stitching and transparencies.

The 11-week class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, starting Sept. 21, at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The cost is $60, with an additional fee for materials, which will be discussed at the first class.

Information or registration: 410-313-7279.

`Peter Pan' today at Smith Theatre

Rep Stage, the professional theater-in-residence at Howard Community College, will present a production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, performed by teenagers enrolled in the summer Rep Stage Actors' Institute, at 3 p.m. today in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway.

Tickets are $5; children and students are admitted free.

Information: 410-772-4587, or www.howardcc.edu/rsai.

Around town

At the library -- This month's programs for children at the central library include "All Together Now," a program of stories, songs and activities for children ages 1 to 6 and adults, which will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 15; 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 16; and 10 a.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 26. Registration is not required.

"Play Partners," stories, baby games and musical activities followed by a short playtime for infants and toddlers to 23 months, will be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 17, and at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Fridays, through Aug. 18. Registration is not required.

"Kindergarten, Here We Come!" - stories and activities for ages 4 and 5 - is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Registration is to begin Aug. 14. The library is at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. 410-313-7860.

Sock hop -- The Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will sponsor a Sock Hop Dinner Dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 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. 410-313-7213.

Lakefront movies -- The Columbia Lakefront Festival at Lake Kittamaqundi will show Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG 13) at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Friday. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG) is to be shown Aug. 18, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (G), on Aug. 25. The film series, which ends Aug. 25, is presented by the Columbia Association in cooperation with the Columbia Film Society. Admission is free. Dancing Under the People Tree starts at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. 877-713-9674, Ext. 9030.

Legal aid -- Attorney Paul Nathan will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 for the 60+ Wills and Legal Screening Program. Services to be offered 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. The program, which is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is available on the third Wednesday of each month. An appointment is required, and should be scheduled in advance. 410-313-7212.

Draw, paint -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor "You Can Draw and Paint" classes for those ages 55 and older from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 19, at Cedar Lane Recreation Center and from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday, starting Sept. 21, at the Bain Center. Take watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels or whatever materials are on hand. The instructor will provide direction for beginners and experienced dabblers. Materials to be purchased will be discussed at the first class. Participants are urged to register as soon as possible. The cost is $60 to $66. 410-313-7279.

Kids cook -- 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; early registration is advised. 410-730- 3987.

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