Columbia Arts Festival has varied program
The seventh annual Columbia Festival of the Arts, running from June 16-25, will feature an array of music, theater, dance and visual arts in 11 venues in and around Columbia.
Performers include jazz pianist George Shearing; the modern dance company Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur; a chamber concert pairing poetry and music featuring flutist Eugenia Zukerman and actress Claire Bloom; the all-woman jazz group Uptown String Quartet; and jazz singer Cassandra Wilson.
Several one-woman shows also will be showcased.
Tana Hicken will perform "The Belle of Amherst," a play based on the letters and poems of Emily Dickinson.
Tmu-Na Theatre of Tel Aviv will present "Dress," an original play based on material by Sarah Cohen that juxtaposes the life stories of grandmother, mother and daughter. At its center is a dress passed from generation to generation.
A series of concerts will be presented at Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road. It includes the Women Composers Orchestra, folk singer Judi Tal and cellist Bonnie Thron in a recital with pianist Adam Mahonske.
Free outdoor appearances at the Lakefront in Columbia's Town Center will feature the blues group Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women; the Caribbean sound of Trinidad & Tobago Steel Band; blues pianist Deanna Bogart, and the folk-rock group disappear fear.
There also will be children's activities, a restaurant court and a juried crafts show featuring more than 60 artisans from the mid-Atlantic region.
"Happy Birthday Columbia" will be celebrated June 16. The town's 28th year will be honored with a short performance by Toby Orenstein's Young Columbians, speeches by Columbia's first residents and birthday cake.
Box office: 715-3055.
Charity golf tourney at Clustered Spires
Bare Bones Restaurant of Ellicott City will sponsor a charity golf tournament June 19 at Clustered Spires Golf Course at 8415 Gashouse Pike in Frederick.
The tournament will begin with breakfast at 7 a.m. at Bare Bones at 9150 Baltimore National Pike. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Dinner and awards will be at 3:30 p.m. at Bare Bones.
Proceeds will benefit A Special Star Parent Group and the purchase of a transcutaneous monitor for the Special Care Nursery at Howard County General Hospital.
Cash, a car and other prizes will be awarded on all par 3 holes.
The entry fee is $125 and includes cart and greens fees, breakfast, lunch and a dinner reception.
Information: Steve McClune, 461-0770.
Lung Association offers golfing father's gift
The American Lung Association of Maryland is offering a Father's Day gift special for the 1995 Mid-Atlantic Golf Privilege Card.
For $25 per card, golfers can play nearly 120 rounds of golf in the Maryland and Washington areas. Foursomes can buy three cards and get one free.
The card features additional courses and driving ranges in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.
The card bearer also is entitled to a free round of golf, bucket of balls or other bargain at each participating location.
Information: (800) LUNG-USA.