Free College Fair scheduled for May 19

West Columbia

May 06, 2007

The Columbia Council's Teen Advisory Committee and Studyworks, a test-preparation firm, will co-sponsor a College Fair from noon to 2 p.m. May 19 at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row.

Representatives from colleges and universities around the country will offer information on entrance requirements, applications, funding sources, curricula and student life.

A presentation, "Secrets of the SAT," will be given from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will explain the reasons students miss questions, when to take the test and how to prepare.

Admission is free.

Information: Carol Wasser, 410-715-5523.

Discussion Friday on healthful herbs

Rebecca Snow, a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist, will discuss the healthful properties of herbs at a luncheon for Wilde Lake senior residents at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Slayton House. The menu is to include herbal dishes.

Reservations are required by Tuesday.

The event is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association. Information: 410-730-3987.

`Double Indemnity' last in film series

Slayton House Theatre in the Wilde Lake Village Center will show the final film in its "Marvelous Movies and More" film series, Double Indemnity, at 7:30 p.m. May 18. The 1944 film is directed by Billy Wilder and stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck.

Film critic Mike Giuliano will lead a short discussion after the showing. Coffee and dessert will be provided, and raffle prizes will be offered.

The cost is $7; $6 for seniors and students.

A senior events shuttle is available for anyone in need of transportation.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring old tapes, DVDs CDs and books to trade, sell or exchange.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around town

Volunteers needed -- Slayton House will celebrate its 40th birthday this summer with a "Fabulous at 40" birthday party. sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association. The event, scheduled for June 16-17, will include entertainment, food and games. a tour of historic homes and a dedication. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event. Carol Hobelmann, 410-730-3987.

Laughter workout -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring Another Way to See It, a laughter club for those ages 55 and older. The program includes laughter exercises. The club meets from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. 410-313-7279.

Mah-jongg -- Those ages 18 or older are invited to Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center for mah-jongg at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free. The program is sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association. 410-730-3987.

Yoga class -- Yoga Center of Columbia will continue to offer classes at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. Senior yoga will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through May 17. The classes are slow-paced and emphasize stress reduction. The cost is $15 to drop in. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. The classes are appropriate for all levels of experience, but it is recommended that those beginning an exercise program consult a physician before starting. Registration is required. 410-730-3987.

"Taste of Wilde Lake" -- The 15th "Taste of Wilde Lake," a craft show with free food and lemonade, entertainment and activities, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilde Lake Village Center. Among the activities planned are balloon animals, face-painting, a watermelon-eating contest, belly dancing and dance and karate demonstrations. The craft sale begins at noon. There will be an opportunity to take a Mother's Day photo from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the event, which is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association and village merchants. 410-730-3987.

Stress reduction -- The Central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, is presenting "The New You," a three-part program with Marilyn Thorpe, life coach with NexPhase Transitions. A program on reducing stress is planned for 7 p.m. May 15, and a session on how to avoid procrastination for June 19. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

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