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Columbia Digest

Art exhibits

•'Eye Of The Beholder' The exhibit, featuring the works of Ira Dwoskin, Greg Holmes, Rebecca Rothey, Diana Ulman and Lorenzo Wilkins, is on view through Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Free admission. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.

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•'Friends Painting Contrasts,' featuring the watercolors, acrylics and paintings of Jane Byers and Mara Marchand, runs through Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Bill White Room at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Hours are noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Softball players wanted

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The Cindy LaRue League seeks players 19 and older (especially women) to play on Sunday afternoons through August in a noncompetitive, slow-pitch softball league at Wilde Lake Middle School fields. Athletic skill is not required and the goal is to have fun. Everyone plays. The registration fee is $20 per person. For more information, call Morse Solomon at 410-461-6712 or email mbsolomon@verizon.net.

Around town

Yoga for People with Parkinson's The class meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, and encourages correct alignment of the body to build strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and focus. Beginners are welcome. Free. Information: 410-313-7213.

Food addicts recovery An informational and support meeting for those suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or undereating will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays at Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Suite 1. Free. Information: 443-285-2603.

Zumba classes The Long Reach Community Association offers Zumba classes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. The class includes Latin and international music with a workout combining strength and resistance training with dance moves.Information: 410-730-8113.

Singles social The Phoenix Seniors, 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: 410-992-0794 or 410-884-3848.

Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Public 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:

Chess club A group for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

Zumba Gold Classes with Kim Zanski take place at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Monthly fee.

Latin Jam Lori Anderson leads this fast-paced dance class at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Monthly fee.

Morning exercise Do light aerobics with O.H. Laster at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Monthly fee.

Central Library

The following events will be held at the Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860.

Community Superstars 2 p.m. July 15, 22 and 29. Ages 6-10. Registration required.

Super Science Starry Nights 2 p.m. Monday, July 13. Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Myth Masters Book Club "The Peculiar" by Stefan Bachmann. Grades 6-9. 4 p.m. Monday, July 13. Registration required.

Family Movies "An American Tail" (G). July 21, 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks.

East Columbia Library

The following events will be held at the East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.

Reptiles: Diversity in Scales With Richard Anderson from the Snyder Foundation for Animals. 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Ages 5 and older. Registration or ticket required.

Teen Shark Tanks Practice your pitch; bring business idea or resume. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Ages 13-17. Registration required.

Super Sidekicks July 15, 2 p.m. Ages 5 and older. Ticket required.

Family Collaborative Art July 22, 7 p.m. Ages 3-1/2 and up with family. Registration required.

Tiny Heroes My Family Superheroes July 23, 11 a.m. Ages 6-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

Morning Books with Coffee 10 a.m. third Mondays.

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