KidsDay features waterslides, jugglers

June 15, 2008

KidsDay, a Columbia Association-sponsored event for the town's youngest residents, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated Swansfield Mini WaterPark, which features the highest water slide in Howard County.

Family entertainment for children of all ages includes a disc jockey, a face painter, a balloon sculptor, a juggler, a Moon Bounce, games and food. Kids Korner, the children's section of CA's online newsletter,, will sponsor raffles of free passes to area summer destinations.

Admission is free. The water park is at 5659 Cedar Lane. KidsDay is part of the Columbia Association's Welcome Initiative to help residents learn more about the town's history and vision, and encourage them to become involved in the community.

Information: 410-715-3104.

Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland

The Town Center Community Association will offer Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 26. Tea will be served with savory sandwiches, desserts and warm scones in the ballroom of Historic Oakland Manor.

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

Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road. Information or reservations: 410-730-4801.

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. Available camp dates are 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.

Legal services : Attorney Charles Jerome Ware 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 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 and should be scheduled well in advance. Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-7213. The program which is available on the third Wednesday of each month, is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

Tips on college : 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 is required. 410-313-7850.

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