Christmas tree sale at Atholton

December 10, 2006

The Atholton High School Boosters club is holding its annual Atholton Holiday Tree Sale in the school's parking lot, 6520 Freetown Road.

Douglas fir, Frazier fir and blue spruce trees are being sold, as are wreaths.

The sale is being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Wilde Lake sets choral concert

Wilde Lake High School will present its Winter Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Jim Rouse Theatre at the school, 5460 Trumpeter Road.

The Wilde Lake High School Concert Choir, Ladyes Fayre, Madrigals, Barbershop and other groups will perform.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Information: Trina Bass Coleman, 410-772-1218.

Seniors can make holiday centerpiece

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a Festive Yuletide Centerpiece class for seniors 55 and older.

Using fresh flowers and greens, participants will have a chance to create a table centerpiece in time for the holidays. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

The cost is $22. Registration and payment are due as soon as possible.

Information: 410-313-7320.

Around town

Applicants sought -- 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 Thursday, are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. 410-730-3987.

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.

Free games -- Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green offers drop-in bridge games Tuesdays, Scrabble on Wednesdays and a chance to bring a game to play Thursdays. The free sessions are 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 are offered at Slayton House on Wednesday mornings. Admission is free. 410-730-3987.

Tea time -- Holiday Tea will be offered at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Dec. 19. A catered meal served by the Tea Trolley will be served. The cost is $18.90 a person. Registration is required. 410-730-4744, or

Homewood School -- The Homies, the school's steel drum band, will perform holiday music, popular tunes and other favorites in an informal concert for those ages 11 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. The program, "A Caribbean Holiday for Teens," requires registration.

Meghan Hackett of Music Together invites preschoolers, ages 1 to 4 with an adult, to a musical program at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow at the library. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

"All Together Now," a program of stories, songs and activities for children and adults, will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 30. Registration is not required.

About bears -- Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House will continue its series of performances for children with Three Bears, presented by Tucker's Tales Puppet Theatre, on Jan. 26. The production includes Goldilocks, Why the Bear Sleeps All Winter, Bringin' Home the Bacon and The Two Fellows and the Bear. Performances are planned for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets, which cost $4.50, should be purchased in advance. Tickets at the door cost $5.50, if available. 410-730-3987.

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