Slayton House to open season with `King Kong'

August 20, 2006

Slayton House Theatre in the Wilde Lake Village Center will begin its new season of "Marvelous Movies and More" with the 1933 classic film, King Kong, starring Fay Wray, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

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

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

Information: 410-730-3987.

Performing arts classes start Sept. 11

Judy Templeton and Shari Grue of the new Imagine Foundation will present performing arts classes for children, youth and adults at Slayton House, starting Sept. 11.

Classes in musical theater will be offered for children in kindergarten through 10th grade. "Acting for Television" will be offered for youth, grades six and older, and "Musical Theatrix for Adults" will also be offered.

"Razz-A-MaTap" dancing classes will be taught by Templeton; "Ray-Dance" will be taught by Ray Hatch.

Information, for a schedule or fees: 410-772-9448.

Around town

At the library -- This month's programs for children at the central library include "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" - stories and activities for ages 4 and 5 - to be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Registration is required.

"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. Saturday. Registration is not required. The library is at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. 410-313-7860.

Teen showcase -- The Columbia Association's Teen Advisory Committee will sponsor a Teen Showcase from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbia lakefront. The concert will feature a break dance club, Anti-Lock Brakes and four teen bands: Parking Lot Nights, American Diary, Hence Reverie and The Drop Out Year. Carol Wasser, 410-715-5523.

Fencing lessons -- Fencing classes for children ages 7 and older and adults will be offered in the fall at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. Classes, which start the week of Sept. 9, are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced fencers. The cost is $75 for nine to 10 classes. Equipment will be provided but each student must purchase personal protection. Registration is required. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. 410-730- 3987.

Play groups -- Town Center Community Association is accepting registration for its fall session of Parents & Tots Play Groups, which begin the week of Sept. 12. A group for children ages 24 months to 4 years old meets Tuesdays; for children 6 months to 24 months, Wednesdays; and for children 6 months to 4 years old, Thursdays. The 10-week groups meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. The cost is $25 per child for Columbia residents; $27.50 for nonresidents. Siblings can enroll at half-price. Registration is suggested as soon as possible. 410-730-4744.

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 painters. 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.

Artful journals -- 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. Registration is required. 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. 410-730-333987.

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