Columbia Digest

May 06, 2011

Dance performance

Kinetics Dance Theatre presents an afternoon of  contemporary dance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 10 and younger. Information: 410-480-1686.

Master class

Nathan Rosen of Slayton House Conservatory offers a master class from June 27 through July 8. Class features workshops presented by local actor and teacher Bruce Nelson, along with Ric Ryder, Broadway singer, actor and voice coach. This program has been especially designed by Rosen to prepare students for a professional audition. Additional workshops in dance and other theatre related areas will be offered. class will be held at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. To register and more information, contact Kathy Verheul at 410-730-3987 or email her at

'Oriental Influences'

Exhibit by clay artist Winnie Coggins and photographer Jerry Weinstein is on view through May 27 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Items in the exhibit display an appreciation of and sensitivity to Eastern culture and art. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to

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.

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

The Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting applications from individuals older than 21 who are interested in volunteering at the festival. Volunteers, in exchange for a four-hour shift, will receive an admission ticket redeemable either day to the festival. Shifts are 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday or Sunday. Volunteer applications are available to download at Orientation for new volunteers will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 10. For more information, call Ann Combs at 410-313-4624 or email

Book on Bob Feller

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. Sunday, 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

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 methods of printmaking using nontoxic and recycled supplies. The class is for ages 17 and older; no experience required. Tuition is $85 for residents; $95 for nonresidents. Information and registration: 410-730-0075, email or go to

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 email to Information: 410-730-3987 or

Singles social group

The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those age 50 and older, meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sundays at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Coffee, tea and a light snack are served. The group plans events and trips. Information: 410-997-0739.

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