Columbia Digest

May 13, 2011

Master class

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

'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. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

Art exhibit

A two-person exhibit featuring the photographs of George Smyth and Ann von Lossber is on display through Saturday, May 21, at Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. 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. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, rain or shine at Symphony Woods in Columbia. There will be 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 wineinthewoods.com. Information: 410-313-4624.

Printmaking class

The Columbia Art Center offers "Alternative Printmaking" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 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 art.staff@columbiaassociation.com or go to columbiaartcenter.org.

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 cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987 or wlca@columbiavillages.org.

Singles social group

The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those 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.

Around town

English conversation The Howard County Public 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.

Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information: changingfocus.org.

Chair yoga The East Columbia 50 Plus Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer chair yoga, an easy introduction to yoga that helps ease the pain of arthritis, reduce fatigue and improve circulation and breathing, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $25 per month. Reservations: 410-313-7680.

Also at the 50 Plus Center:

•Line dancing with Mary McCormick will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mondays for advanced dancers, 4:30 p.m. for beginners. Cost is $43.

•Age Well Exercise with Joyce Diatoms will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for a 12-week session is $48.

•A class to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Cost is $24.

•A belly dance class will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Camilla Karma will teach hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. Cost is $25 per month.

•A yoga class with Smite Javari is offered from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.

•Beginner tai chi classes take place 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $24 per month.

•Ryan Shimabukuro leads a hula class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays that helps tone and strengthen the body. Cost for a six-week session is $28.

•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

•View newly released DVD movies on a large screen at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

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