West Columbia

May 14, 2010

Events in and around West Columbia, Maryland.

'Communicating Effectively with the Media'

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County presents this free program from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. The program is offered for those who deal with news media, especially volunteers who might be asked to serve as media coordinators or public information officers. Reservations and information: 410-715-3179 or e-mail pam@volunteerhoward.org. Space is limited.

Art exhibit

The Columbia Foundation presents "From A Global Window: The Caribbean" through May 28 at 10227 Wincopin Circle, Suite G15, Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Information: 410-730-7840 or columbiafoundation.org.

Art exhibit

An exhibit of watercolors and pastels by the late Donora Dingman and photography by Henry Friedman will be on display Thursday, May 20, through June 12 in the Bill White Room Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

'Angels in America'

The Howard Community College Student Arts Collective presents performances and readings of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama through Sunday, May 16, in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center's Studio Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $10-$15. Information: 410-772-4900 or http://www.howardcc.edu/studentarts.

Slayton House sessions

Slayton House Camp of the Arts is accepting registration for its summer camp sessions at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Dates are June 24-July 9, July 12-30 and Aug. 2-13. Students who have completed a full year of kindergarten and those in grades one through eight are eligible. Information: Kathy Verheul, camp administrator, 410-730-3987, or campadmin@columbiavillages.org.

Slayton House Conservatory is accepting registration for its summer sessions. The first session, June 28-July 9, concentrates on the intricacies of theater work and includes a workshop by a local actor. For the second session, July 12-Aug. 6, participants will perform "13 The Musical." Information: Kathy Verheul, 410-730-3987, or campadmin@columbiavillages.org.

Art exhibit

The Laurel Art Guild's mixed-media exhibit continues through Monday, May 17, at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Around townS

Wii club Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii club for those 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The first game is free. Information: 410-313-7213

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