Vacation Bible School starts June 22

June 15, 2008

Christ United Methodist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. June 22-26 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way.

The Theme is "Power Lab: Discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power."

The cost is $6 a child each night; $30 a child for the week, and includes a light supper.

Registration is requested, but not required. For registration forms: www.gbgm-umc.org/christcolumbia. Or call 410-381-6329. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. June 22.

PFLAG awards 2nd scholarship

The Columbia-Howard County chapter of PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, presented its second scholarship to Emily Pagano, a recent graduate of Oakland Mills High School who will be attending Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in the fall.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has achieved academic success and has been active in securing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered people.

The presentation was made on Tuesday at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.

'Stamping with Gina' workshop set

The Oakland Mills Community Association will sponsor "Stamping with Gina," a workshop on creating hand-made greeting cards using stamping techniques, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 5851 Robert Oliver Place.

The cost is $10 plus a $5 materials fee. Registration is required. Information or to register: 410-730-4610.

Around Town

Wrestling camp : The East Coast Champ Wrestling Camp is accepting registration for its summer camp, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23-27 at Oakland Mills High School. The camp will teach fundamental technique with emphasis on chain or nonstop wrestling. The cost is $150 for registration postmarked tomorrow; $160 after tomorrow. There is a $10 discount for families with two or more campers. Walk-ins are welcome, and should arrive at the school by 8:30 a.m. The camp is directed by coach Brad Howell of Oakland Mills; and Bruce Lindblad, Sidney Billups and Chris Williams of Atholton High School. Brad Howell, 410-312-9151 or Bruce Lindblad, 410-203-2911.

Birthday : The 40th birthday celebration of Oakland Mills, the second village to be established in Columbia, will be held June 27-29 at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Interesting facts and trivia about Oakland Mills, or memorabilia that can be displayed during the birthday celebration are needed. Former residents, employees and volunteers are invited. A free family movie from 1968 will be shown at 7 p.m. June 27. An Oakland Mills Fest, with music, food and activities, is planned from noon to 3 p.m. June 28 in the courtyard, and a Disco Dance in the Loft will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. There will be a mini gathering of those involved in the life of the village between 1968 and 1978 at the Disco Dance in the Loft. Those who want to participate should call 410-381-6185. The Oakland Mills farmers' market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29, and street musicians will provide background music. A free concert featuring jazz vocalist Lavenia Nesmith will be held at 5 p.m. June 29. Sandy Cederbaum, village manager, 410-730-4610.

Classes, therapies : The East Columbia 50+ Center is offering appointments for reflexology - deep foot massage - 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $45 for an hour treatment. Appointments are also available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays.

*"Harmonize Exercise Class" meets 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. O.H. Laster, a personal fitness trainer, teaches "Stamina, Strength, Stretch and Synergy." The cost is $24 a month; no drop-ins.

*Pilates class, to improve strength, flexibility and coordination while reducing stress, meets noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $42 for seven weeks. 410-313-7680.

*Advance bridge is offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and pinochle is offered at noon Fridays. Free. Drop-in players are welcome. 410-313-7680.

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