Oakland Mills board to honor 3 volunteers

East Columbia

April 29, 2007

Three Oakland Mills residents will be honored by the Oakland Mills board of directors and community as 2007 Oakland Mills Volunteers of the Year.

James Alvey, Charles Bailey and Marcia White are being recognized for their contributions to the village and its revitalization initiatives. A reception in their honor will be held at 7 p.m. May 8 at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-730-4610.

Heartsaver CPR to be offered

The Columbia Teen Center will offer a Heartsaver Adult/Infant/Child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class for teenagers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Parents are also encouraged to enroll. A two-year American Heart Association card will be awarded, and there is no written test.

The cost is $60 for Columbia resident; $72 for nonresidents.

Information or registration: Bobbie Whyte, 410-992-3726.

Around Town`Boot camp' -- East Columbia 50+ Center at the east Columbia library offers an exercise "boot camp" from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 10. The camp, led by fitness instructor Chris Miller, is focused on strength, resistance and conditioning training and includes calisthenics and an obstacle course. The cost is $55 for six weeks. 410-313-7680.

Blood drive -- Owen Brown Interfaith Center will hold its next blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Sign-up in advance is requested. Organizers say that more than 50 people have signed up to donate blood, but more are needed. Participants must be at least age 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Peter or Pat Fort, 410-381-4546.

Mother's Day Special -- The Columbia Art Center Gallery Shop will present a Mother's Day Special from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Gifts for mothers will be available, and shopping assistants can help with gift selection. Free gift-wrapping will be offered; refreshments will be served. The Gallery Shop, at 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village Center, features affordable artwork by students and faculty of the center, including functional and decorative ceramics, fiber work, cards, jewelry, paintings, prints, photographs, glass pieces and other items. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 410-730-0075.

Living right -- Long Reach Community Association will offer "Stepping Out," a six-week session of classes in etiquette, social skills and self-improvement for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The program is designed to encourage self-confidence, positive communication, attitudes and behavior, and appropriate manners. Classes meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through May 19, at Stonehouse in Long Reach Village Center. The cost is $150, with a 5 percent discount for residents of Columbia Association-assessed properties. 410-730-8113, or www.stepping-out.net.

Mural dedication -- The dedication of the mosaic mural at Jeffers Hill Elementary School has been rescheduled because of recent weather conditions. Originally planned for April 23, the dedication ceremony now will be held at 4:40 p.m. May 16. 410- 313-6682.

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