The Longfellow Garden Club will sponsor a Thanksgiving centerpiece workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Centerpieces will be created out of live greens. Bring small pruning shears. Free. Information: 443-803-4850.
Rainbow Theatre presents "Teddy Bears Picnic," performed by the Bob Brown Puppets, at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Information: 410-730-3987.
The Columbia Youth and Teen Center's Teen Outreach Committee is collecting gently used clothes for all family members during November. Donations can be brought to The Barn, 5853 Robert Oliver Place, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by appointment. Information: 410 -992-3726.
•"2Artists2Views," an exhibition of watercolors by Bonita Glaser and Oriental brushwork by Jing-Jy Chen, is on view through Dec. 19 in the lobby and Bill White Room galleries at the 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.
•"Patterns," an exhibit of oil paintings by Diane Dunn and photographs by Joan Forester, will be on view through Friday, Dec. 6, at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle. Gallery 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.
•"The Sum and Its Parts: Deborah Berman Collages" will be on view through Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Columbia Art Center's Window Gallery, 6100 Foreland Garth. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.
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.
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. 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 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. The 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.