West Columbia

June 01, 2008

Multicultural Fair planned

The Harper's Choice Community Association will sponsor a free Multicultural Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the front of the Safeway store in the Harper's Choice Village Center.

Demonstrations of Japanese jujitsu, Chinese dance, Appalachian music and square dancing, family activities and food are planned. Information will be distributed by the Maryland Bureau of Indian Affairs, FIRN, the Lighthouse Church of Harper's Choice and other community groups. Free food, including Mexican, Chinese and Afghan dishes, will be provided. Those who attend can learn origami, identify endangered species and the alphabets of various languages, and win prizes.

Admission is free. Information: 410-730-0770.

Woodworkers guild to host workshop

The Howard County Woodworkers Guild invites hobbyists, professionals, and anyone interested in making furniture, musical instruments, toys and knick-knacks and carvings, or working on a fixer-upper, building a home or other projects to meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Steve Dunbar will speak about oil- and water-based spray finishes.

The guild operates a fully equipped workshop at the Bain Center.

Information: Ed Fischer, 304-258-5580 or visit www.hcwg.org.

Library has tips for the college bound

The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor "College Bound: First Year Experience," a program for youth ages 16-18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 23.

A representative from Howard Community College will share tips on study, time management and social skills that may be helpful in the freshman year at college.

Registration begins June 9.

Information: 410-313-7850.

Attorney prepares seniors' documents

Attorney Charles Jerome Ware will be at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 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 is open to all Howard County residents, ages 60 and older. The cost of preparing documents is on a sliding scale. An appointment is required. Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-7213.

The program is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

Art classes offered for county seniors

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a class for seniors, ages 55 and older, "You Can Draw and Paint," from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, starting June 12, at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Bring watercolors, acrylics, oils or pastels. Direction and instruction will be offered to beginners and experienced painters. Materials, which must be purchased separately, will be discussed at the first class.

The cost is $60 for the 10-week class. Information or to register: 410-313-7320.

Around Town

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

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. 410-313-7320.

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