Library puts Frankenstein on display

West Columbia

November 04, 2007

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, is showing "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature," an exhibit about Mary Shelley's 19th-century monster, Frankenstein pop culture and the ethics of scientific and medical practices.

The traveling exhibition, on loan from The National Library of Medicine, includes artwork, photographs, toys, comic books and movie posters. It will be at the library through Nov. 17.

Information: 410-313-7800.

Wilde Lake High to present `Peter Pan'

Wilde Lake High School Theatre Arts presents Peter Pan, a high-flying adventure, at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17.

Tickets, available from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

Jewish singles to sponsor event

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore and Jdate.com will sponsor a Jewish singles "Meet in the Middle" event for those ages 35 to 50 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle.

Admission is $12 in advance (register by Tuesday online at ww.jdate.com) or $20 at the door. It is not necessary to be a member of JDate to register or obtain the online ticket price.

Information: Eileen Berman, 410-356-5200, Ext. 324.

Senior yoga classes at Slayton House

The Yoga Center of Columbia will continue its Senior yoga classes at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center.

The slower-paced, gentle yoga classes emphasize breathing and stress reduction. Classes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, this week through Dec. 20.

The cost is $78 for a six-week session; $15 to drop in. Columbia lien-payers can request a 10 percent discount.

Registration is recommended. Participants should consult a physician before starting any new exercise program.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around town

Vendors sought -- 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. Those interested should contact Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744.

Waterbirds -- Maryland photographer Middleton Evans will present a selection of slides from his new book, Rhapsody in Blue: A Celebration of North American Waterbirds, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Kittleman Room of the English, Language, Business Building (ELB 100) at Howard Community College, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission is $12. Proceeds will help support the Breeding Bird Atlas project of the Maryland Ornithological Society and the work of the planned Robinson Nature Center in environmental education. Free parking is available in Lot A. Mary O'Neill, 443-733-1203.

About Israel -- Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, in the neighborhood of Sebring, is offering a six-week course about Israel, its connection to the Jewish people and its place in the world, "The Land, The Spirit," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 9. The cost is $75; $135 for couples. 410-740-2424.

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 attend with a friend. 410-730-3987.

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