Atholton boosters plan tree, wreath sales

West Columbia

November 25, 2007

The 12th Atholton High School Athletic Boosters Holiday Tree Sale is planned for Saturday and Dec. 2, 8 and 9 in the fenced area on the school's auditorium parking lot, 6520 Freetown Road.

Fresh-cut Douglas fir, Fraser fir and blue spruce trees will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The Atholton Drama Boosters will sell fresh-cut wreaths at the same location.

Proceeds will benefit the school's athletic and drama programs.

Information: 410-313-7065.

Charm City Trio to perform Dec. 7

The Oakland Nights Music Series, sponsored by the Town Center Community Association, will offer a performance by the Charm City Trio from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the ballroom at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.

The trio -- vocalist Elisabeth Knorr, keyboardist Larry Haavik and saxophone and clarinet player Stan Haavik -- will perform show tunes, jazz and popular music.

The concert includes dessert and coffee. Admission is free; a donation for the performers is encouraged.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Play group mini-sessions set

The Town Center Community Association is accepting registration for a fall mini-session of Parents & Tots Play Groups that begins Tuesday.

Children ages 6 months to 4 years meet Tuesdays; 6 months to 24 months, Wednesdays; and 6 months to 4 years, Thursdays. The four-week-long groups meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Each group is limited to about 15 children.

The cost is $10 for Columbia residents; $11 for nonresidents. Siblings pay half-price.

Information:410-730-4744.

Around town

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. There is a fee. Classes have begun but registration is continuing. 410-740-2424.or www.myjli.com.

Laughter club -- 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.

Senior yoga -- 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 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. 410-730-3987.

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