The Kings Contrivance Village Earth Day cleanup of the neighborhood's open space is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. Participants can sign in at Amherst House in the Kings Contrivance Village Center. They will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to enter a drawing for gift certificates. The rain date is April 12.
Information: Hillary Bierce, 410-381-9617 or Anne Brinker, 410-381-9600.
So many book clubs, so little time
The east Columbia branch library's "Morning Books With Coffee" book club will discuss Don't Make a Scene, by Valerie Block, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The library's Black Fiction book club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday to discuss Butterscotch Blues, by Margaret Johnson-Hodge.
The Good Reads book club will discuss What is the What, by Dave Eggers, at 7 p.m. March 12.
Registration is not needed and books are available at the branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Information: 410-313-7700.
Reflexology, reiki At 50+ Center
Reflexology -- deep foot massage -- is available between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The cost is $40 for a 50-minute treatment. Appointments also are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays. Reiki treatments are available by appointment between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. The cost is $30 for a 55-minute treatment.
Haiku -- The Columbia Art Center Galleries and the Little Patuxent Review, a local literary and arts magazine, will present "How to Touch Spring: A Conversation on Reading and Writing Haiku with Tim Singleton," from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth. Light refreshments will be served. The discussion is the first in a new "salon" series being sponsored by the galleries and magazine. Admission is free. 410-730-0075 or visit www.ColumbiaArtCenter.org.
Free jazz -- Jazz vocalist Chauncey Harris will perform in a free concert sponsored by Harmony of the Sol Inc. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Refreshments will be provided by Zeta Alpha Sigma Chapter Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. 410-313-7680.
Etiquette class -- The Kings Contrivance Community Association, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, will offer a six-week etiquette class for children ages 8-12, beginning Saturday. Patricia Minor, director of the Etiquette School of Maryland, will teach social, dining and communication skills from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The cost for Columbia residents is $200; $225 for nonresidents. 410-381-9600.
Introduction to Knitting -- The Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, will offer an Introduction to Knitting for youth ages 13 and older, and adults, from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, March 7-28, and Saturdays, March 8 through April 5. Fiber artist Anna Tai will teach casting on, knit and purl stitches, casting off, adjusting tension and correcting mistakes. Tuition is $60 for Columbia residents; $70 for non-residents. Registration is requested. 410-730-0075 or visit www.ColumbiaArtCenter.org.