Town Center Community Association offers Sunday afternoon tea from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the ballroom of Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. Tea, scones, sandwiches and desserts will be served.
Twins Silver Dream will present a jewelry show of sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. A sampling of their jewelry can be viewed at www.twinssilverdream.com.
The cost is $20 per person, and reservations are required two business days in advance.
Information and reservations: 410-730-4801 or 800-730-4802.
Historic Oakland plans presentations
Historic Oakland will offer three free presentations as part of its Master Gardener Series.
"Basics of Landscape Design," presented by Melanie McKibbin at 7 p.m. March 18.
"Gardening in Small Spaces," presented by Dana Rogers and team at 7 p.m. March 25.
"Posies in a Pot," presented by Pat Greenwald at 7 p.m. April 1.
All events will be held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.
Information and registration: 410-730-4744.
Association to sponsor Irish dance
Town Community Association will sponsor a free Irish dance performance at 2 p.m. March 30 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.
One of the dancers is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar for the Arts for Irish Dancing. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is encouraged: 410-730-4744.
Nominations sought -- The Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on the Village Board and one seat on the Columbia Council. The positions are for one-year terms, beginning May 1. Nominations will be accepted through March 12. Interested residents can pick up a nomination packet at Slayton House. 410-730-3987.
Teen models -- The Teen Role Model Competition, sponsored by the Columbia Association, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Kahler Hall in the Harper's Choice Village Center. Teens will compete in evening wear and high fashion modeling, and answer questions about teen issues. Contestants will be judged on their ability to be role models for children. Winners will be crowned Mr. and Miss Howard County and will be asked to speak at middle schools and at various functions during the year. First-prize winners also receive $600 worth of modeling and other classes at Inside Out Model and Talent Agency. Second-prize winners receive a $350 photo shoot, and third-prize winners receive a $100 gift certificate to be used toward classes at Inside Out. A live teen band will perform at the event, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 410-715-5523.
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 bring a game and attend with a friend. 410-730-3987.`Seussical' -- Atholton High School's theater department will present the musical Seussical on Thursday through March 9. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. More than 100 Atholton students are participating as cast, crew and pit orchestra. Guest performers include children from nearby elementary and middle schools. Tickets are $6 in advance; $10 at the door. Students and senior citizens pay $8. 410-313-7065 or go to www.atholtonboosters.org. In celebration of Read Across America Day tomorrow, some members of the play's cast will be in elementary schools reading Dr. Seuss' books to younger children.
Fugitive Brass Quintet, Flute Cocktail -- The Oakland Nights Music Series, sponsored by the Town Center Community Association, will present a performance by two instrumental groups -- Flute Cocktail and Fugitive Brass Quintet -- from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in the ballroom at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Flute Cocktail, a flute choir, plays classical, popular, Celtic, Latin and Broadway tunes. The Fugitive Brass Quintet, a group of musicians from the Rockville and Columbia areas, consists of two trumpets, a French horn, a trombone and a tuba. Its repertoire ranges from classical to show tunes. Admission is free; donations for the performers are encouraged. Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744.