Candidates forum at Kahler Hall

West Columbia

April 06, 2008

The Harper's Choice Community Association will hold a candidates forum, when residents can ask questions and discuss issues of concern, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, in the Harper's Choice Village Center.

Refreshments will be served.

The association will sponsor a gang awareness and crime prevention seminar at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Kahler Hall. Representatives from the Howard County Police Department's Community Resource Office will speak. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Information: 410-730-0770.

Boosters plan golf tournament

Wilde Lake High School's PTSA Boosters will sponsor a golf tournament April 28 at the Hobbit's Glen Golf Course. Breakfast, lunch, prizes and gifts will be provided.

The cost ranges from $125 for individual players; $450 for a foursome, and $350-$4,000 for sponsorships. A sponsorship for non-players costs $100.

Proceeds will be used for the after-prom party for graduating seniors; which provides a safe environment, free of alcohol and drugs, for students to continue celebrating after the dance.

Information or reservations: Laura Nedlinger, 443- 285-3846.

WAMU reporter invited to speak

The Monday morning Spring Current Events group, a program of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, will sponsor a presentation by WAMU political correspondent Jessica Golloher, "Issues of the Day," from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Information: Karen Hull, 410-313-7466.

Around town

Parents & Tots -- The Town Center Community Association is accepting registration for its spring 2008 session of Parents & Tots Play Groups, which began last week. The groups meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old meet on Tuesdays; those 6 to 24 months meet on Wednesdays; and children 6 months to 4 years old meet on Thursdays. The 10-week-long groups meet weekly. The cost is $25 a child for Columbia residents; $27.50 for nonresidents. Siblings can enroll for half-price. Each group is limited to about 15 children. 410-730-4744.

Bain Center celebration -- This month, the Bain Center is celebrating 25 years of service to Howard County senior citizens with 12 days of events. The center, which opened its doors in the Harper's Choice Village Center in 1983 as the Florence Bain Senior Center, will offer guest speakers, a fireside chat, a book discussion, meet the artist event, entertainment, and an anniversary party with dancing and music by the Goldenaires. The Reisterstown Songbirds will perform at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The center serves about 150 seniors each day. 410-313-7213.

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.

Auditions -- Auditions will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to noon April 19 for the Slayton House Conservatory Camp's productions of Oklahoma! and Into the Woods. The camp session for Oklahoma! runs from June 23 through July 11; the Into the Woods camp session runs from July 14 through Aug. 1. Students in grades 8-12 who are interested in a summer theater experience should schedule an audition with Camp Administrator Kathy Verheul: 410-730-3987. Performances of Oklahoma! are scheduled for July 10, 11 and 12; of Into the Woods, for July 31, and Aug. 1 and 2.

Bridal showcase -- Town Center Community Association will sponsor a Bridal Showcase at Historic Oakland from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 13. Vendors from the Baltimore-Washington area will be on hand to display their wares. The cost to attend is $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 410-730-4801 or visit www.historic-oakland.com.

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