Camping trip to mountains planned


It's mid-July. There's still plenty of time to experience summer. Young adults are invited to register for a weekend camping trip to Cunningham Falls in the Catoctin Mountains Aug. 5 to Aug. 7.

The trip is sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry office of St. John Roman Catholic Church. For full details and registration, call 992-0715 or 964-1434.


So many things to do, but never time to do them? Artist Roberta Morgan will teach techniques for balancing your life between day-to-day responsibilities and fulfillment of personal interests.

Her workshop at Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 10 a.m. Aug. 6. Though it is designed for artists and their time management, anyone can benefit from the program.

The workshop fee is $22 for residents, $26 for nonresidents. Registration and information: 730-0075.


An enjoyable and cool evening out for adults can be found at the "Crab Feast," scheduled for July 21 at Huntington Pool, Kings Contrivance Village. For information and reservations, call 715-3058. Tickets are limited, so call today.


Take your kids to the 7 p.m. "Live At Lake Elkhorn" concert tomorrow at Broken Land Parkway, Owen Brown Village.

Children's favorite Barry Woods will delight the entire family. Next week, rock 'n' roll's The Giving Tree takes center stage and Eye Monarch's progressive vibes will fill the air July 29.

The concerts are sponsored by all four east Columbia villages: Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills and Owen Brown.


A new "After Hours" membership at neighborhood pools allows use of Faulkner Ridge, Hobbit's Glen, Talbott Springs and Jeffers Hill pools after 1 p.m. daily and the Athletic Club, Supreme Sports Club and Tennis Clubs after 9:00 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. weekends.

A 60% membership discount for outdoor pools goes into effect in August. Sound cool? Call 715-3058 for fee information.


No time for an extended vacation? Give yourself a one-day trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art sponsored by Chaselle's, 9645 Gerwig Lane (Snowden River Parkway to Berger Road to Gerwig Lane) on Aug. 6. The visit will feature a guided tour of Matisse's internationally famous cut-outs, including "Jazz" and "Nu Bleu."

The cost is $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $1.50 for children accompanied by an adult, $1 for BMA members. The tour bus leaves at noon. Reservations are required and space is limited. For information, call 381-0828.


If you are planning a late-summer vacation, wedding or family event and want to record it for posterity, you will be interested in attending the "Understand Your Video Camcorder" workshop from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

The workshop will offer instruction in basic functions, film composition and lighting. The fee is $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Information: 730-0075.


All Owen Brown residents are invited to another 21st birthday celebration! A Family Pool Party is being held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Dasher Green Pool, Cradlerock Way. There will be free pizza and soda.

Admission is by ticket only. Tickets are limited and available at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way.


If you see or hear anyone near the pools after closing hours, please call 911 and 715-3058. Considerable vandalism at many pools is causing growing expenses for the Columbia Association, which in turn passes these expenses onto members.

It's the law that parents are responsible for financial restitution of damage caused by juveniles.


My deepest apology to the four Columbia Art Festival volunteers who were inadvertently omitted in last Tuesday's East Columbia column. Doug Brice, Sandy and Keith Kelley and Bob Rumsey work hard each year for more than one CAF committee, and fill in for a crisis, too.


If you want to take a beginner's class in ceramics, consider Diane Marta's "Watercolor Basics" at Chaselle's Learning Depot, starting Monday. Learn how to select paper, paints and brushes, and techniques and processes.

The registration fee is $30. The fee for Howard County Arts Center members is $27.

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