Columbia Digest

Columbia Digest

April 22, 2011

Art exhibit

A two-person exhibit featuring the photographs of George Smyth and Ann von Lossber is on display through May 21 at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. A free reception with refreshments and music will held 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 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.

Fate and destiny

"Facing Fate, Finding a Destiny" a presentation by author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. According to ancient myths, each soul makes two agreements upon entering the world. The first binds the individual to a distinct destiny that becomes his or her great project in life. The second agreement entangles each person in specific limitations of fate, in family issues and in the immediate dramas of culture. Whereas all second agreements can be renegotiated, the first agreement of one's soul is non-negotiable. At the same time, if a person doesn't face fate, they may never find their deepest resources and their natural gifts. Information: 800-233-6984 or go to

Wine festival

"Wine in the Woods" will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 21-22 (rain or shine) at Symphony Woods in Columbia. There will be wine sipping, live music, arts and crafts, a wine seminar, and more. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the gate for wine tasters; $10 ($15 at the gate) for designated drivers; $10 for ages 4-20. ID required. For directions and more information, call 410-313-4700 or go to

Theater production

Red Branch Theatre Company presents "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," running Friday, April 29, through May 7, at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road. Ticket prices vary. For more information, call 410-997-9352 or go to


In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society presents "A Reading and Conversation with Martin Espada, A Poet of Justice," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Howard Community College's Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with a valid ID. For tickets and more information, call 443-518-4568 or go to

Cabaret night

Silhouette Stages hosts "Cabaret Night" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Slayton House, 10451 Twin Rivers Road in the village of Wilde Lake. Show features professional and amateur performers from the Baltimore-Washington area presenting songs, skits, and routines. Admission is $10, and includes food and drink at intermission. For tickets and more information, go to For an application to perform, email Mo Dutterer at

'Taste of Wilde Lake'

Annual event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, rain or shine. Family-oriented event features crafters, entertainment, children's activities, and includes free food and lemonade, balloon animals, a craft show, hula-hooping, a watermelon-eating contest, kids art contest, belly dance, ballet and modern dance demonstrations. Sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association and the Wilde Lake Merchants. Information: 410-730-3987.

'Talkin' Baseball'

Regular meeting will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Bill Gilbert will discuss his book, "Now Pitching, Bob Feller."  Free. 410-740-1145.

Musical celebration

The final UU Chalice Concert Series' concert of the season will be held at 8 p.m. May 15, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. For the celebration concert, popular artists from previous seasons, including members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will be invited. Among the featured artists are Jody Gatwood, David Lonkevich, William Jenken, Mary Bisson, Thomas Poole, Dariusz Skoraczewski, Alison Matuskey, Sylvie Beaudoin, and Michael Adcock. Works by Bach, Poulenc, Debussy, Chopin and Bozza will be highlighted.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students ages 15-23. Children younger than 15 admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or go to

Printmaking class

The Columbia Art Center offers "Alternative Printmaking" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 12 through June 16, at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Printmaking artists and instructors Janice Crum and Emily Michael will teach new methods of printmaking using nontoxic and recycled supplies. Class is designed for those 17 and older, no experience required. Tuition is $85 for residents; $95 for nonresidents. To register and for more information, call 410-730-0075, email or go to

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