"Music in the Mills" presents singer/songwriter/poet John Milton Wesley performing R&B, soul, smooth jazz and alternative music at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-730-4610.
Valley Brook Community Church hosts its Community Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at 7065 Deepage Drive. The event features free food, health screenings — including blood pressure, BMI and bone density testing — children's activities and musical entertainment. Information: 301-476-9499 or vbcconline.org.
Long & Foster Columbia Gives seeks vendors for its third annual Holiday Market being held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patuxent Toastmasters Club meets twice a month to give participants a chance to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings are from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way. Information: patuxenttoastmasters.org.
•'Eclectic' An exhibit featuring the works of Rosalind Alumanah, Lauren Kingsland, Miroslava Longfield and Victor Pozhidayev is on view through Nov. 4 at the Meeting House Gallery in the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.
•'Two Windows on the World' The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is exhibiting the photography of Dennis Gilbert in the Bill White Room Gallery and the oil and pastel works of Elizabeth Galloway in the Lobby Gallery through Nov. 10. For hours and more information, call 410-730-3987.
The Long Reach Community Association offers "Chicago-style" stepping classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while burning calories to music. Information: 410-730-8113.
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.
English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. The club offers an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. 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.
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 easy introduction to yoga that eases the pain of arthritis, reduces fatigue and improves circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.
Also at the 50+ Center:
•Line dancing with Mary McCormick will be offered at 3 p.m. Mondays in October for advanced dancers, 4 p.m. for beginners. Cost for the five-week session is $51; $45 for beginners.
•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.
•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•Beginner Tai chi classes start in October. Call for details.
•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
•View newly released DVD movies on a large screen at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free.