Lively Arts for Little Ones to open its season Oct. 6

September 17, 2006

Lively Arts for Little Ones will begin its 28th season at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center on Oct. 6.

The series of seven performances for children ages 2 to 5 and their parents or caregivers is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays. Each show runs about 45 minutes.

The programs are sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association.

FunDrum Rhythm Circles is planned for Oct. 6. Pam the Kindersinger & Rascal Too will entertain Nov. 3. Diane Macklin, a storyteller, will be onstage Dec. 1, and the Beal Street Puppets will perform Feb. 2.

Tracey Eldridge's Music 'N' Motion is scheduled for March 9, and the KinderMan will perform April 13 with Nicoclo the Jester.

Nursery schools and playgroups are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $4.50 for children ages 2 and older. Discount group and subscription rates are available.

Information: Susan Azoulay, 410-730-46110.

Make your own greetings cards

"Stamping with Gina," a hands-on program on using stamping techniques to produce greeting cards with a professional look, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place.

The cost is $10 and a $4 ma- terials fee.

Registration is required.

Information: Susan Azoulay, 410-730-4610.

Around Town

Belly dancing -- Long Reach Community Association is offering belly-dancing classes for adults through Oct. 2. Classes for beginners are to meet from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays; advanced students will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $64 for eight weeks, with a 5 percent discount for residents of Columbia Association-assessed property. 410-730-8113.

Bridge, mah-jongg -- A drop-in bridge program is being offered from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the 50+ Center at the east Columbia library. A 30-minute lecture is included. Players at all levels are welcome to refresh skills, learn bridge conventions and meet friends. Mentoring is available. The cost is $6. Lessons in mah-jongg are offered at the 50+ Center. The cost is $31 for three classes, after which students will be qualified to play. Registration is required. 410-290-5430.

Farmers' market -- A temporary farmers' market has been opened at Kings Contrivance Village Center to offer produce, flowers and baked goods. The Safeway store that anchored the village center has been closed. The farmers' market is at the village center from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

Hatha yoga -- Kings Contrivance Community Association will start a new nine-week session of Hatha Yoga for beginners Wednesday. A continuing class is also offered. The cost is $96-$130; the cost to drop in is $16 a class. Ballet and tap classes for children ages 3 to 6 will be offered Mondays. The classes will be taught by Sandra Duerr. Judy Milke will lead parent-and-child classes, for parents and children ages 14 months to 4 years. Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, depending on the age of the child. "Pilates on the Ball" for beginners and intermediates is offered on a continuing basis from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mondays. The cost for eight weeks is $96-$108. 410-381-9600.`Stepping Out' -- Long Reach Community Association, 8775 Cloudleap Court, will offer a six-week series of classes on social skills and self-confidence for children ages 8 to 13. Called "Stepping Out," the program is designed to teach self-confidence, positive styles, attitudes and behaviors and appropriate manners. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Oct. 21. The cost is $150, with a 5 percent discount for students in Columbia Association-assessed property. 410-730- 8113.

Oakland Mills reunion -- The Oakland Mills High School Class of 1976 is planning its 30th reunion for Oct. 21. Contact Karen (Volmer) Brien, 410 787-4138, 410 757-9051, or

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