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Army clarinetists to play at Historic Oakland on Feb. 24


The U.S. Army Field Band Clarinet Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.

The quartet will perform works by Brahms, Piazzola, Debussy, Bartok and the Beatles.

Dessert and coffee will be served. Admission is free but reservations are required.

Information: 410-730-4744 or towncenter@columbavillages.org.

Atholton High to hold meetings for students

Atholton High School will hold a meeting for incoming 10th-grade students and their parents at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school auditorium.

A meeting for incoming ninth-graders will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19.

Information: 410-313-7065.

Recreation and Parks offers event for seniors

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a "Heart of My Heart Party," for seniors age 55 and older, at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hickory Ridge Apartments.

Entertainment, games and refreshments are planned.

The cost is $2. Registration is required. Information: 410-313- 7279.

Valentine's Day program for kids offered at library

The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor a Valentine's Day program for children ages 3-5, "Hearts and Hugs," from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Feb. 13.

Registration, which begins today, is required. Information: 410- 313-7880.

Mah-jongg lessons to be held Thursdays

The Harper's Choice Community Association, 5440 Old Tucker Row, will offer mah-jongg lessons for beginners from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning tomorrow.

The cost is $40 for Columbia residents; $42 for nonresidents. Information or to register: 410-730- 0770.

Around town

Baby and me: Wilde Lake Community Association is sponsoring "Just Baby and Me!" - a support group for new parents - from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. A $1 donation is requested. Information: 410-730-9387.

Sandbox socials: Harper's Choice Village Community Association is sponsoring Sandbox Socials, for children 5 and younger and their parents, at 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the tot lot in the 5600 block of Cedar Lane, across from Swansfield Elementary School. Information: 410-730-3888.

Line dancing: Town Center Community Association will sponsor "Line Dancing with Jim Davis" from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at Historic Oakland. No partners are needed. Tickets are $5. Information or to purchase tickets: 410- 730-4744 or e-mail towncenter @columbiavillages.org.

Camp expo: The Harper's Choice Community Association will sponsor its "Camp Expo 2002" from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row. Representatives of more than 50 day and residential camps in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions will be on hand to speak to prospective campers and their parents. Admission is free. Strollers are not permitted. Information: 410-730-0770.

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