West Columbia

March 11, 2011

'Blood Brothers'

Silhouette Stages presents this Willie Russell musical at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. "Blood Brothers" is a tragic story about a woman with numerous children who gives one of her newborn twins to the childless woman she works for. The boys grow up streets apart never knowing the truth but become friends and fall in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. Tickets are $15 and $18. Tickets and information: silhouettestages.com.

Art exhibits

A two-person exhibit featuring the oil landscapes of Elaine Hochreiter and works in watercolors by Sarah McKnett will be on display Thursday, March 17, through April 16, at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. A reception with refreshments and music will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Gallery 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.

Puppet show

The Rainbow Theatre presents the Beale Street Puppets performing "Dig Those Dinosaurs" at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, in the Slayton House Theatre, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Show features Elvis Saurus and Ted Pterodactyl. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at door. Information: 410-730-3987.

Looking for artists

Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is accepting applications to exhibit at the gallery for the 2012 season. Applications are available at Slayton House or by e-mail to cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987 or wlca@columbiavillages.org.

Art exhibit

•The paintings of Marc Boone and Michael Sastre will be on display through Sunday, March 13, in the Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Information: 410-772-4804.

Around town

English conversation The central location 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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