Ballet registration

The Misako Ballet Company holds an open registration from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 5485 Harper's Farm Road, Suite 203 in the Harper's Choice Village Center. Information: 410-884-9690, 443-805-1350, or go to misakoballet.com

Art exhibit

Works by artists from Howard and surrounding counties will be on display in a juried show titled "Local Color" through Friday, Aug. 26, at The Artists Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com

Charity cycling event

The benefit cycling event to fight cancer, "24 Hours of Booty," will be held Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Columbia Gateway Park. Funds raised support Livestrong and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. To sign up or for more information, go to


The Columbia Art Center holds a mini-workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 6100 Foreland Garth. "How to Glaze Large Forms with Cat Holt" presents the process and provides practical, hands-on approaches to glazing large work. Fee is $45, $35 for residents. Participants should bring at least one large form to the workshop. To register or for more information, call 410-730-0075, email or go to


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, which 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

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. 22: "Despicable Me" (PG)

A September Film Fest begins on Friday, Aug. 26, with "Hairspray: The Musical" (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 Information: 410-730-3987 or