Community leaders retreat is looking for facilitators

November 25, 2007

The board of directors of the Oakland Mills Community Association is seeking people to conduct a daylong retreat for community leaders. The retreat is to be held in January.

Anyone with experience in organizational planning and group facilitation is encouraged to submit a letter of interest and a resume to the board.

Submissions are requested via e-mail to omca@columbia or by fax to 410-730- 4620 by tomorrow.

Information: 410-730-4610.

Exchange program to teach Photoshop

The Columbia Community Exchange, formerly known as Columbia Association Network, will offer a two-part Photoshop class from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8 at The Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Textbooks, which are optional, can be purchased separately.

The class is open to members of the community exchange, a community-based "time-banking" program offered by the Columbia Association to provide an opportunity for neighbors to help one another by exchanging services. "Time dollars," rather than money, are the medium of exchange.

Information or to become a member: 410-884-6121 or communityexchange@colum

Around Town

Seeking volunteers -- The A-OK (Assisting Our Kids) men- toring/tutoring program, a project of Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, is recruiting and training volunteer mentors and tutors to work in elementary and middle schools with individual children and small groups. Opportunities are available during school hours, after school and in elementary school homework clubs. No specific skills are required; volunteers should be willing to commit to one hour a week during the school year. Chaya Kaplan, 410-730- 6030 or Joe Willmott, 410-730-0229.

Jazz -- UUCC Jazz Connection, a group that meets once a month to listen to and discuss jazz, will present an open rehearsal of the Chalice Messengers at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Meeting Room B at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. The five-piece jazz combo will be preparing a program for a concert to be held Dec. 8. Admission to the rehearsal is free. Cole Wiggins, 410- 997-1713 or John Holt, 410-655-0216.

Chamber ballet -- Columbia Chamber Ballet, the performing company of Ballet With Cindee Velle of Long Reach, will offer a series of abbreviated, one-hour Nutcracker performances for all ages. The production includes a battle scene with mice, soldiers, and the Nutcracker and the Mouse Queen. Local performances are planned for:

3 p.m. Saturday at Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road (admission is free; reservations not required)

4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Stonehouse in Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court (reservations are required; 410-730-8113).

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