Columbia Digest

September 19, 2014

Grand opening

Edgewater Acupuncture celebrates its opening of a second location from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at 8950 Route 108, Suite 113. The event feature free treatments, food, door prizes and package giveaways. Information: 410-206-4315 or edgewateracupuncture.com.

Art exhibits

•"At the Zoo/In the Wild," an exhibition of photographs of wild animals in their natural habitat in East Africa and in zoos around the nation, will be on view through Friday, Sept. 26, at 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.

•"Talking in Circles," acrylics and oils by Krista Hipp, and "Feminine Transitions," photographs by Alyscia Cunningham, runs through Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Bill White Room Gallery at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

•"Sidetracked," an exhibition featuring the work of Al Biegel, Pete McCutchen, Allison Pasarew and Richard Weiblinger, is on view through Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Free admission. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.

•"Toward Abstraction," works in watercolors and pastels by Deborah Hoeper and Barbara Steinacker, will be on view Sept. 29 through Oct. 31 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle. A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. 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.

Homecoming volunteers

Convertibles and pickup trucks, drivers and line-up help is needed for the Hammond High School homecoming parade beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Information: Karin Bruce at 410-381-6694 and karinfbruce@comcast.net, or Shaun Borsh at 410-381-4366 and nsborsh@verizon.net.

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.

English club The Howard County Public Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club, an opportunity for those who speak English as a second language to practice English in a group setting. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 410-313-7850.

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 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.

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

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

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