Wilde Lake Village Board seeks applicants for vacancy

West Columbia

November 26, 2006

The Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy for 2006-2007. The appointee will hold office until the next village election in April.

Applications, which must be submitted by Dec. 14, are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Flute Cocktail to perform Friday

Oakland Night Music Series, an informal venue for local musicians, will present a holiday performance by the ensemble Flute Cocktail from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the ballroom at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.

Flute Cocktail includes "C" flutes, piccolos, and alto and bass flutes. The group's repertoire includes classical, popular, Celtic and Latin music and Broadway tunes.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but donations for the performers are appreciated.

Musicians interested in performing in the series should contact Patricia Loeber, 410- 730-4744.

Master Gardener to offer holiday tips

The Wilde Lake Community Association will present a talk by Master Gardener Renee Hawkins, "Holiday Arrangements," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Slayton House.

The talk is part of a monthly four-part series. "Renovating Older Landscapes" will be the topic in January. "Waking Up the Garden" will be discussed in February.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Holiday Tea time at Historic Oakland

Holiday Tea will be offered at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19. A catered, two-course meal will be served, and vendors will be on hand for last-minute shopping.

The cost is $18.90 a person. Registration is required.

Information or registration: 410-730-4744, or www.historic-oakland.com.

Around town

Laughter workout -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor "Another Way to See It" laughter club for ages 55 and older. The program includes 40 minutes of laughter exercises and group sharing, intended to lift enthusiasm, morale and motivation and to encourage improved relationships. Changes in health and personal life are promised. The club meets from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The cost is $2 a class. 410-313-7279.

Fencing classes -- Wilde Lake Community Association will offer fencing classes for children ages 7 and older and adults Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Slayton House. The winter mini-session will run from tomorrow through Dec. 20. Equipment will be provided. Times and costs vary. Registration is required. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. 410-730-3987.

Holocaust remembrance -- Cultural Connections, a program sponsored by the Jewish Federation, will present a discussion, "Holocaust and Remembrance," led by Paul Beller, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, ext. 31.

Free games -- Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green will offer drop-in bridge games Tuesdays, Scrabble on Wednesdays and a chance to bring a game to play Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth weeks of each month. Drop-in mah-jongg for ages 18 and older will be offered at Slayton House on Wednesday mornings. Admission is free. 410-730- 3987.

Drill contest -- Atholton High School will hold a JROTC drill competition for Howard County on Saturday. All county schools with a JROTC program are expected to attend the competition, which is considered the largest in the county. Teams from Oakland Mills, Howard and Atholton high schools will compete, starting at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. The marching and color guard competition is open free to the public. 410-313-7076.

Meet Santa -- Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will present its 22nd Breakfast and More with Santa Claus at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Each child will get a picture taken with Santa and a gift bag. The "Secret Shop," which is staffed by elves, will be open to help children buy inexpensive gifts for their families. Gift-wrapping is free. Tickets are $5. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. 410-730-3987.`Nutcracker' -- Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor a showing of The Nutcracker: An Evening of Ballet for Families, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Dancers from the Patuxent Youth Ballet will perform scenes from The Nutcracker. 410-313-7860.

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