Columbia Digest

July 18, 2014

Art exhibit

"Flowers and Figures," a show of works by Marian Gliese and Cathy Z. Sawdey, will be on view through Thursday, July 31, at the Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. The gallery is also open by appointment. Information: 410-740-8249 or artistsgallerycolumbia.com.

Bible school

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church offers Vacation Bible School for ages 4-10 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 21-25, at 10689 Owen Brown Road. A kid-friendly dinner will be served each night. All are welcome. Information: 410-997-8770.

Around town

Zumba classes The Long Reach Community Association offers Zumba classes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. The class includes Latin and international music with a workout combining strength and resistance training with dance moves. Information: 410-730-8113.

Wii Club The 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.

Food addicts recovery An informational and support meeting for those suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or undereating will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays at Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Suite 1. Free. Information: 443-285-2603.

Singles social 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.

Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Public Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an introduction to yoga aimed at easing the pain of arthritis, reducing fatigue and improving circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.

'Bring Your Own Beads' Join a jewelry group to learn how to repair, recycle and create necklaces, bracelets and earrings at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the East Columbia 50+ Center. There is a small fee for materials.

Chinese painting Liu Kwai offers instruction combining Chinese and Western techniques from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 14 at the East Columbia 50+ Center. Call 410-313-7680 for cost and information.

Also at the 50+ Center:

Chess club A group for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

Zumba Gold Classes with Kim Zanski take place at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Monthly fee.

Latin Jam Dance Lori Anderson leads this fast-paced dance class at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Monthly fee.

Morning exercise Light aerobics with O.H. Laster at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Monthly fee.

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