Parent Night set for Oct. 30 for Wilde Lake High parents

West Columbia

October 21, 2007

The Wilde Lake High School PTSA will sponsor a Parent Night for Wilde Lake High School parents only from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Jim Rouse Theater, 5460 Trumpeter Road.

The topic will be "Surviving the High School Years and Beyond: Your Student's Sexual Health."

Robin G. Sawyer of the University of Maryland School of Public Health will speak about trends in adolescent sexual behavior, and offer practical information for surviving your child's high school years. He will also discuss the college experience.

Admission is free and no reservations are needed. Information: 301-854-9852.

`Success in Style' tomorrow at HCC

Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, will present "Success in Style," an informative fashion event for professionals, from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the college's Burrill Galleria.

A fashion show, makeup consultations, raffles and a presentation about interviewing are planned. Lunch will be provided for the first 40 guests.

The event, presented by the offices of Career Services, Student Life and Career Links, is in preparation for the college's job fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Burrill Galleria.

Jeannette Kendall, president of Success in Style, a nonprofit organization that provides business attire to women in need, will serve as commentator.

Claudia Bellony, owner of Thirty3 Productions, will lend her expertise in training the student models and setting up the runway.

Information: Anita Blake, 410-772-4954. For information about job fair: 410-772-4840 or

Around town

Vendors sought -- The Town Center Community Association is seeking craft vendors for its holiday craft fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. The 19th-century restored house provides a picturesque setting for the event. Those interested should contact Patricia Loeber, 410-730- 4744.

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 club, a mind-body-spirit program designed to improve health and personal relationships, 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.

Self-defense -- Tim Belton of Savvy Self Defense teaches self-defense techniques from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Slayton House. The cost is $65 a month, or $8 per class to drop in. Columbia residents can request a 10 percent discount. Registration in advance is recommended. 410-730-3987.

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. Participants are invited to take a game and attend with a friend. 410-730-3987.

Tea at Oakland -- The Town Center Community Association will offer afternoon tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the restored ballroom of the 1811 mansion. The cost is $20 a person, and includes savory sandwiches, desserts, fruit garnish and scones. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. 410-730-4744.

Reunion -- The Wilde Lake High School 1977-1978 combined class reunion will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Davis Deejays will provide music. Food and an open bar also are planned. The cost is $65. Tickets are required for guests and alumni. Checks or money orders should be made out to WLHS Class of '77 and sent to WLHS 30th Reunion, Attention: Greg Stanford, 2817 Thornbrook Road, Ellicott City 21042. 561-731-5036, or

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