Flower-arranging class

A floral design class taught by Carolyn Parsa will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Cost is $35, $25 for Columbia residents. To register and more information, call 410-730-0075, email art.staff@columbiaassociaton.com or go to columbiaartcenter.org.

Exhibit

Slayton House Gallery presents a two-person exhibit through Aug. 31 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The exhibit features a group of photographs titled "Faces of Aging," by Marie McGing, that includes landscape photographs of Ireland and Scotland. "Eye Around the World" is an exhibit of oil and mixed media by Molly Safren. Summer gallery hours will be in effect through 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.

Stand-up comedy night

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 more information, call 410-290-0077.

Vendors needed

The Oakland Mills Community Association seeks vendors for the annual Cultural Arts Festival being held Oct. 15 in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Food, beverage, arts and crafts, nonprofits, Howard political candidates and commercial vendors are welcome. For application or information, call 410-730-4610 or go to oaklandmills.org.

Film festival

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. Fridays. Inclement weather hot line: 410-715-3127.

•Aug. 8: "Monsters, Inc." (G)

•Aug. 12: "Tangled" (PG)

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 cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987 or wlca@columbiavillages.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.

Book club

An International Book Club sponsored by the Columbia Association's International Exchange and Multicultural Programs meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Books will be in English, written by international authors and be about culture. Information: 410-715-3162.

Around town

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.