Columbia Digest

April 29, 2011


The Columbia Jewish Congregation Cultural Arts Committee presents Girls in Trouble, a folk-indie band featuring singer-songwriter Alicia Jo Rabins, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. The program will highlight songs written by Rabins and based on the lives of women in the Bible. Admission is $10-$18. Information: 410-730-0687.


The Howard County Citizens Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Hawthorne Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. State Sens. Ed Kasemeyer and Allan Kittleman, along with Dels. Elizabeth Bobo and Gail Bates, will speak on the recent General Assembly session and discuss future issues. A Q&A session will follow. Open to the public. Information: 301-596-4547.

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 from 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. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 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 the second agreement can be renegotiated, the first agreement of one's soul is non-negotiable. At the same time, if a person doesn't face fate, he may never find his deepest resources and his 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 to 20. ID required. Directions and information: 410-313-4700 or

Theater production

Red Branch Theatre Company presents "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" through Saturday, May 7, at the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road. Ticket prices vary. Information: 410-997-9352 or

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. The 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. Tickets and information: For an application to perform, email Mo Dutterer at

'Taste of Wilde Lake'

The annual "Taste of Wilde Lake" will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, rain or shine. The family-oriented event will feature free food and lemonade, balloon animals, a craft show, hula-hooping, a watermelon-eating contest, a kids art contest, and belly dancing, ballet and modern dance demonstrations. Sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association and the Wilde Lake Merchants. Information: 410-730-3987.

'Talkin' Baseball'

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

Musical celebration

The season's final installment of the UU Chalice Concert Series 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 to 23. Children younger than 15 admitted free with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097 or

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