Columbia Digest

Art exhibits

'Local Color 2015' The eighth annual juried show of works by local artists will run through Aug. 28 at Artists' Gallery in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com.


Central Library

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


Super science: Bubbles Explore science with hands-on activities; held Aug. 10, 2 p.m., for ages 6-8; ticket required.

Super Tuesdays Search for dinosaurs in this hands-on activity, Aug. 11, 2 p.m., for ages 6-10; ticket required.

Kindergarten, Here We Come Stories and activities to prepare for the big day, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. Registration begins Aug. 5.

Girl Power Activities for girls that promote confidence and empowerment, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., for ages 9-11; registration required.

Family Movie Screening of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG). Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks.

English Conversation Class 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting.

East Columbia Library

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

Kindergarten, Here We Come Stories and activities to prepare for the big day, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.; Aug. 11, 7 p.m.; Aug. 12, 2 p.m. Registration begins Aug. 3.

Family Movies Screening of the film, "Big Hero 6" (PG), on Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks.

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

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.

'Think Small'

A "nano mini-exhibit" from Baltimore's Port Discovery Children's Museum is on display at the Robinson Nature Center, produced by Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network. The exhibit runs through August. During the run, Port Discovery staff present Small Wonder Experiences, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in which children will be able to engage with nanoscience through hands-on activities. The nature center is at 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Information: 410-313-0400 or go to howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.

Softball players wanted

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.

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