"The Lord's Prayer and Effective Healing," a Christian Science lecture, will be delivered at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, by Fujiko Signs at Amherst House, King's Contrivance Village Center, 7251 Eden Brook Drive. Free. Information: 410-863-0663 or go to christiansciencemd.org.
Breakfast with Santa
The annual "Breakfast and More with Santa" takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, at Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. The breakfast seating takes place at 8:30 a.m., with a special lunch seating at 11:30 a.m. Cartoons will be shown during both seatings, and each child will get a private visit and a photo taken with Santa. The "Secret Shop" will be open for children only, where Santa's elves will help children who want to buy inexpensive gifts for the family. Gift wrapping is free. Tickets are $5 per seat, no reservations, advance sales only; exact cash or check only, no credit cards. For more information, call Slayton House at 410-730-3987, ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hickory Ridge Community Association holds a Holiday Craft Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Handcrafted items will be available. Free. Information: 410-730-7327.
The Columbia Association offers a Women's Only Swim Time program from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia Swim Center, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The pool is shallow, warmed to 80-82 degrees, guarded by female lifeguards and the windows are covered. Free for association members. Resident nonmembers with an association resident card pay $16 per visit, general admission is $25. Nonmembers are welcome to a free trial of two admissions. Information: 410-381-1096 or go to columbiapools.org.
•'Journeys' Mixed-media exhibit featuring the works of Jim Auerbach, Nihal Kececi, David Mullen, Mary Deacon Opasik, Ted Schroll and Tinam Valk runs through Jan. 1 in the Meeting House Gallery at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. A reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org/gallery.htm.
•Group exhibit Works by members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society are on view through Dec. 15 at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987.
"Unity and Diversity: 4 Women," an exhibit featuring the works of Brenda Kidera, R. Teresa LaRocque, Allison Pasarew and Maxine Taylor will be on view at the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-740-9323.
The "ER" show, hosted by Sean Savoy, takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Nottingham's Tavern, 8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1100. Tickets are $10. For reservations and information, call 410-290-0077.
Looking for artists
The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is accepting applications to exhibit at the gallery for the 2012 season. Applications are available at the gallery 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.
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.