West Columbia

November 06, 2010

Art exhibit

The Maryland Art League will have a mixed-media exhibit Nov. 18 through Dec. 18 at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The Maryland Art League is an organization of more than 60 artists working in a variety of media such as painting, photography, pottery, porcelain, sculpture, weaving, jewelry and stained glass. A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or marylandartleague.com.

Holiday event

Slayton House's annual "Breakfast and More with Santa" will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1. Breakfast seating takes place at 8:30 a.m., and the lunch seating takes place at 11:30 a.m. Cartoons will be shown during both seatings, and each child will get a private visit and have a photo taken with Santa. Santa's elves will help children pick out inexpensive gifts for the family. Gift wrapping is free. Tickets are $5 per seat, and seating is limited. No reservations, advance sales only; exact cash or check, no credit cards. Information: 410-730-3987, ext. 17 or e-mail wlevents@columbiavillages.org.

Art exhibit

Slayton House Gallery will display a two-person exhibit featuring sculptures by John Hayes and screen prints and etchings titled "Full Circle" by Richard Hellman. Exhibit runs through Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Around town

English conversation The central branch of the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club." It's a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.

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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