If you have a news tip in west Columbia, call Laura Cadiz at 410-715-2832 during the day or leave a message after hours. If you have information on community events in west Columbia, call Fay Lande at 410-715-2811.
The Wilde Lake High School Booster Club seeks nominations for induction into the Wilde Lake Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held during homecoming Oct. 25.
Nominees must have graduated five or more years ago and have made a significant contribution to the school community through excellence in athletics. They must have achieved success after graduation and be active in their communities.
Nominations and supporting documentation, which must be received by Sept. 26, should be submitted to the Wilde Lake High School Booster Club, c/o Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia 21044.
The school will hold a back-to-school night at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and will be co-host for a dinner at 4 p.m. Sept. 27 to raise money for medical expenses for Marco Filipponi, a student who was seriously injured in an auto accident April 25.
The dinner will be at Linden Hall in the Dorsey's Search Village Center. Tickets, available at Linden Hall, are $11.25. Co-sponsors are the Dorsey's Search Community Association and the Trattoria restaurant.
Information: 410-730-4005 or www.howismarco.com.
Army band to play at Historic Oakland
Town Center Community Association will sponsor a free chamber music recital by the Army Field Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
Dessert and coffee will be served after the performance. Reservations are required. Information: 410-730-4744.
Deployed: Navy Midshipman Christopher S. Murdock, son of Terry J. and Linda L. Murdock of Hickory Ridge, is stationed off the coast of Liberia. He is one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet sailors and marines deployed aboard the ships of the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. Service members aboard his ship recently helped land and deploy marines and sailors to the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
Ballet: Ballet classes at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row in Harper's Choice Village Center, begin this week. Ballet and Interpretive Dance for children ages 5 to 9 will begin at 4 p.m. today. Preteen Ballet is scheduled at 5:10 p.m. The cost for Wednesday classes is $96 for a 12-week session. 410-730-0770.
Better health: Town Center Community Association will sponsor a free seminar, "Seven Ways to Improve Your Medical Care," at 7 p.m. today at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Reservations are required. 410-730-4744.
Fencing: Wilde Lake Community Association will offer fencing classes for adults and children age 7 and older. The fall session began this week. Classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students are offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. Equipment will be provided, but each student must purchase personal protection. The cost for an eight-week session of classes is $56 to $70. Drop-in rates are available for advanced adults. The cost is $6. Registration is required. 410-730-3987.
For parents: The Wilde Lake Community Association will sponsor workshops by Eva Skrenta of the Adler-Dreikurs Parenting Program. Topics include "Communicate So Children Will Listen" Saturday; "Dealing with Anger: Your Own and Your Child's" Oct. 18; "When Children Fight" Nov. 22; and "Setting Limits Effectively" Dec. 6. The Saturday seminars, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., cost $15 or $22 per couple. They will be held at Slayton House except on Dec. 6, when the workshop will be in the Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center. 410-730-3987.
Memories wanted: Swansfield Elementary School seeks stories and memorabilia for its 30th anniversary this fall. Call Maria Taylor, 410-997-5637.