September 13, 2013
The River Hill Community Association holds Family Bingo Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at 6020 Daybreak Circle in Clarksville. Event includes prizes and light snacks. Information: 410-531-1749.
The Misako Ballet Company presents a free studio concert geared to youngsters at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Suite 203. Show features Japanese-themed dances and classical ballet. In addition, children from the audience will have an opportunity to learn a quick piece and perform it. Information: 410-884-9690.
Cuts Against Cancer
Annual "haircut-a-thon" fundraising event being held beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, offers haircuts, manicures, seated massages, facial waxing, auction items, raffles and more. Tickets are $10-$35. Information: 410-740-7570.
If you ever wondered how to create comics or how to draw in anime/manga style, the Columbia Art Center offers a six-week course, "Comic Workshop for Teens," with instructor Clinton White at 6100 Foreland Garth, Mondays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 23 to Oct. 28. Participants can use live drawing demonstrations, discover how to draw and design characters in both western and Japanese manga comic book styles. For more information, call 410-730-0075.
"Perspectives," a mixed-media exhibition by Karen Carpenter and Irene Whitaker, will run through Oct. 19 in the Bill White Room and Lobby Gallery at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. A reception with music and refreshments will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. 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.
Stepping out The Long Reach Community Association offers classes in Chicago-style stepping for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The class offers fellowship opportunities while exercising to music. Information: 410-730-8113.
Guitar lessons Fred Petrogallo, a retired Harford County Community College instructor, teaches how to read music and tune a guitar at 10 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Students must furnish their own guitars and purchase the training manual. Registration is required. Information: 410-313-7469.
English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club, an opportunity to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting, for those who speak English as a second language. 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.
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: call 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.
Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County 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
•Age Well Exercise classes with Joyce DiTomaso will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for an eight-week session is $35.
•A belly dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. First class is free, then a monthly fee is due.
•A yoga class will be offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $24 per month.
•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
•View newly released DVD movies on a big screen at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
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.
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