Enjoy family outdoor movies under the stars at the 40th annual Columbia Association Summer Lakefront Film Festival at 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway. Films will be shown Mondays and Fridays and begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) Free dance instruction is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays. Inclement weather hot line: 410-715-3127.
•June 20: "Megamind" (PG)
•June 24: "The Karate Kid" (2010) (PG)
•June 27: "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (PG)
Watercolors art exhibit
Slayton House Gallery, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, presents an exhibit by Lynn Ferris and Beatrice Hardy in the galleries through July 19. Summer hours will be in effect June 23-Aug. 12: 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.
'Crafting Your Resume'
Motivational speaker Paris McMillian will provide tips on creating a strong resume of diverse experiences, especially for graduating students, former inmates or entrepreneurs seeking salaried employment, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway. Free. Information: 410-313-7800.
The Artists Gallery presents this exhibit that explores the concept of "green" with works that celebrate nature, along with the restorative powers of the color green. Exhibit runs through Friday, June 24, at the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com.
Trash into treasure
As part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts, the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, will showcase "Art Reinvention," an exhibit featuring art created with raw, organic, found or recycled materials through Sunday, June 26. A reception and gallery talk will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-730-0075 or go to columbiaartcenter.org.
Drama Learning Center presents the Baltimore-centered musical through June 25 at 9130-I Red Branch Road. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $15 in advance, $16 at the door, $12 in advance for groups of 10 or more. Reservations or information: 410-997-9352 or go to dramalearningcenter.com.
Nathan Rosen of Slayton House Conservatory offers a master class 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. Registration and information: Kathy Verheul, 410-730-3987 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Information: 410-730-3987 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Support meeting Spanish-speaking group for family members of an adult or teen with a mental illness meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Free. Information: 410-772-9300.
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.