Oakland Mills plans pool party Aug. 4

July 27, 2008

The Oakland Mills Community Association will sponsor a pool party Aug. 4 for Oakland Mills residents.

The event includes swimming, pizza, soft drinks and dessert. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets, available only at The Other Barn, are $3; children ages 3 and younger get in free. Information: 410-730-4610.

Dog adoption event set for Saturday

The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue Adoption Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia PetSmart, 9041 Snowden River Parkway.

All the dogs available for adoption are spayed or neutered and have been vaccinated.

For information, to see pictures of the dogs, or to volunteer to foster an animal: www.cockerspanielrescue.com or call 703-533-2373. For pictures, click on "Dogs Available," and then on "Best Friends."

Around Town

Seeking members : The Kings Contrivance Village Board is seeking two new members. Residents, ages 18 and older, who are interested in the position should send a letter of interest to Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, by Wednesday. The board meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Anne Brinker, 410-381-9600.

Vendors sought : Applications are being accepted for vendors for a Save the Earth event at Lake Elkhorn Park from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. The event, sponsored by the Columbia Association's Teen and Middle School Advisory committees, will feature entertainment, food, crafts, games and information. Organizations are welcome to apply. Carol Wasser, 410-715-5523.

Classes, therapies : The East Columbia 50+ Center is offering appointments for reflexology - deep foot massage - from 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $45 for an hour treatment. Appointments 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.

*Advanced bridge is offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and pinochle is at noon Fridays. Free. 410-313-7680.

Children's programs : Classes for preschool-age children at the East Columbia library are designed to teach creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension and the foundations of reading through letter and number recognition.

*"Story Bug Parade," for ages 2 and 3 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the class.

*"Eric Carle's Bugs" teaches lessons about insects using the Carle's classic children's books. The class, for ages 4 to 6, will be at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Registration required.

Summer stage : The Drama Learning Center's Summer Stage, a new community theater, will present the musical, Songs for a New World, Thursday through Aug. 9 at the center, 9130-I Red Branch Road. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Aug. 7 and 9, and 10 p.m. Aug. 8 (with a pre-show event at 8:30 p.m.) Tickets are $15; $12 for groups of 10 people or more. Reservations are recommended. 410-997-9352 or visit www.dramalearningcenter.com.

Vendors sought : The Oakland Mills Community Association is seeking vendors for its Cultural Arts Festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Oakland Mills Village Center. To request an application: Susan Azoulay, 410-730-4610.

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