West Columbia

May 18, 2008

Afternoon Tea served on May 29

The Town Center Community Association will offer an Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 29. Tea will be served with savory sandwiches, desserts and warm scones in the ballroom of Historic Oakland Manor.

The cost is $20 a person, and reservations are required at least two business days in advance.

Around Town

Theater camp : Slayton House Camp of the Arts is accepting registration for its musical theater for children who have completed full-day kindergarten and those in grades first through seventh. Camp dates are June 16 through July 3, July 7-25, and July 28 through Aug. 8. Kathy Verheul, 410-730-3987.

Wills services : Attorney Stephen R. Elville will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for the 60-Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program. Services offered include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is open to Howard County residents, ages 60 and older; cost is on a sliding scale. An appointment is required, and should be scheduled well in advance. 410-313-7213.

Military: U.S. Navy Ensign Marcus D. Robinson, son of Carleton and Stanette Robinson, is to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday and be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He has been assigned to the USS Forrest Sherman, based in Norfolk, Va. Robinson is a 2004 graduate of Wilde Lake High School.

At library : The Central Library is offering "Spring into Science," a program for children ages 3 to 6 with an adult, at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, through May 27. The program explores simple scientific concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Registration is required. 410-313-7860.

Senior Wii club : Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a Wii Club for ages 55 and older, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center. Participants can improve hand-eye coordination and get some exercise while competing against their peers in the interactive video game. The first game is free. To register: 410-313-7320.

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.

Water park : The Columbia Association will celebrate the opening of the newly-renovated Mini WaterPark with a party from noon to 4 p.m. May 31. The Swansfield Mini WaterPark features a 104-foot-long water slide, 1,500-square-foot SplashPad and several Funbrellas around the pool. The opening celebration will include music, games, food and give-aways, and is open to everyone. A ribbon-cutting, face painting, tug of war, moon bounce, carnival games and recreational swimming are also planned. Each person who attends will receive a ticket for a free hot dog, snow cone, popcorn or soda. Additional items can be purchased for 50 cents each. The WaterPark is at 5659 Cedar Lane. 410-312-6332 or www.ColumbiaPools.org.

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