Library planning children's events

November 16, 2008

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "What's In My Art Box?" - a project to inspire creativity through children's literature for ages 3 to 6, with an adult. The classes meet at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Dec. 1 to 22. Priority is given to new registrants.

"All Together Now," for children and adults, meets at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays (except Dec. 24) and 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. The 30-minute class does not require registration.

"Storybook Friends" offers a story and a craft to enjoy with a child, ages 2 to 5. The story for the 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4 meeting is Bear Snores On.

Information: 410-313-7860.

A 'Santastic' mall

The Mall in Columbia will present a "Santastic" experience, when visitors can listen to original holiday music, see snow and light shows and be greeted by Santa's helpers as they shop.

The show will be at the mall through Dec. 24.

Information: www.santastic.com.

around town

Board member sought : Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the 2008-2009 board. The appointee will hold the office through the remainder of the term. Applications are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. The applications deadline is Jan. 15. 410-730-3987.

Wii Club : Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii Club for ages 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. Bowl, fish or play tennis or baseball without leaving the building. The first game is free.

Seasonal gifts : Staff members from the Howard County Library will talk about "Holiday Gift Books for the Grandkids" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. 410-313-7213.

Mah-jongg : Players ages 18 and 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 take a game and attend with a friend. 410-730-3987.

Craft shop : Hickory Ridge Community Association will hold a Holiday Craft Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Handcrafted items will be for sale. Admission is free. 410-730-7327.

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