Columbia Digest

September 14, 2012

Flea market and sales

Christ Episcopal Church's annual flea market, bake and book sale will be held, rain or shine, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6800 Oakland Mills Road. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, water and coffee will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to support the church's outreach, youth services and other goals. Information: 410-381-9365.

AAUW networking

The American Association of University Women hosts a networking and socializing event at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Union Jack's, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway. Appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be served. Bring your business cards and brochures. Membership to AAUW is available. Information: 410-740-4276.

Business luncheon

Business Women's Network of Howard County hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Meetings are held to promote and support a network of professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. Tickets are $45 per guest. Information: 410-780-1801.

Public speaking

The Patuxent Toastmasters Club meets twice a month to give participants a chance to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings are from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way. Information: patuxenttoastmasters.org.

Musical Theatrix

Judy Templeton and Shari Grue teach students ages 5-15 techniques needed to perform in a musical or act on camera and how to begin a career in TV and film at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Information: 410-772-9448 or musicaltheatrix.com.

Exhibits

'Around the Beltway with The Baltimore Sun' An exhibit by Alice Webb is on view through Sunday, Sept. 23, in Howard Community College's Art Department Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Information: 443-518-1000 or howardcc.edu.

'Now and Then' An exhibit by Jim Adkins is on view through Sunday, Sept. 23, in Howard Community College's Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Information: 443-518-1000 or howardcc.edu.

'Eclectic' An exhibit featuring the works of Rosalind Alumanah, Lauren Kingsland, Miroslava Longfield and Victor Pozhidayev is on view through Nov. 4 at the Meeting House Gallery in the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.

Exhibits at the galleries at Slayton House:

'Unique Visions' Photographs by Richard Paul Weibling will be on display in the Bill White Gallery. Information: 410-730-3987.

'Contemporary Movements' Mixed-media work by Maxine Taylor will be on view in the Lobby Gallery.

Both exhibits run through Oct. 6 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. A reception for both exhibits, with refreshments and music, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Information: 410-730-3987.

Dance classes

The Long Reach Community Association offers "Chicago-style stepping" classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while burning calories to music. Information: 410-730-8113.

Stand-up comedy

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. Reservations and information: 410-290-0077.

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 Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. The club offers an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. It 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.

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+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an easy introduction to yoga that eases the pain of arthritis, reduces fatigue and improves circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.

Also at the 50+ 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.

•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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