West Columbia

September 17, 2010

Cabaret night

Silhouette Stages will hold a Cabaret Night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Slayton House Theater in the Wilde Lake Village Center. If you have an act or a song ready for the stage, e-mail Mo Dutterer, the show's director, at ssqq@comcast.net, for an application. Tickets for Cabaret Night are $10 and include food and drink at intermission. Information: 410-730-3987.

Heritage day

The Columbia Association hosts the annual "Dia de la Familia" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Columbia SportsPark, 5453 Harper's Farm Road, behind the Safeway in the Harper's Choice Village Center. Event in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month features miniature golf, batting cages, a moon bounce, balloon sculptor, face painter, door prizes and free food. Music will be provided by DJ Bobby Nyk. Free. Information: 410-715-3104.

Film series

Marvelous Movies film series continues with "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Slayton House Theatre, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia. Film critic Mike Giuliano introduces the film and leads a short discussion afterward. Dessert and coffee will be  offered. Admission is $7, $6 for seniors and students. Event is sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association. Information: 410-730-3987. E-mail wlevents@columbiavillages.org for season brochure.

Art exhibit

Slayton House Gallery kicks off the fall season with a solo show, "Abstract Work: Collage Paintings," by Robert Tennenbaum. Show runs through Oct. 9 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane, and is part of the Howard County Road to the Arts. 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. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Call for artists

Slayton House Gallery is accepting applications to exhibit for the coming season. Applications are available by e-mailing cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987.

Around town

Support meeting Spanish speaking group for family members of an adult or teen with a mental illness meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Free. Information: 410-772-9300.

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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