West Columbia

Theatrical production

Rep Stage continues its 18th season with "Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals," through Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. Tickets are $18-$30. For showtimes and information, call 410-772-4900 or go to http://www.repstage.org.

Holiday event

Slayton House's annual "Breakfast and More with Santa" will be held Dec. 4 in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1. Breakfast seating takes place at 8:30 a.m., and the special lunch seating takes place at 11:30 a.m. Cartoons will be shown during both seatings, and each child will get a private visit and have a photograph taken with Santa. Also, Santa's elves will help children pick out inexpensive gifts for the family. Gift wrapping is free. Tickets are $5 per seat, and seating is limited. No reservations, advance sales only, exact cash or check, no credit cards. Information: 410-730-3987, ext. 17 or e-mail wlevents@columbiavillages.org.

Art exhibit

Slayton House Gallery will display a two-person exhibit featuring sculptures by John Hayes and screen prints and etchings titled "Full Circle" by Richard Hellman. Exhibit runs through Nov. 13 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

Call for artists

Slayton House Gallery is accepting applications to exhibit for the coming season. Applications are available by e-mailing cjblack@columbiavillages.org. Information: 410-730-3987.

Around town

English conversation The central branch of the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club." It's a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club 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.

Spanish-speaking group Meeting for family members of an adult or teen with a mental illness starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Free. Information: 410-772-9300.

Wii club 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.

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