Slayton House to offer belly-dance lessons


Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green will hold belly-dance lessons with Egyptian Cabaret dancer Salima Aza.

There will be two sessions -- six weeks each -- in the fall and winter. Each session costs $54. There is also a $10 drop-in fee for advanced beginners only. The fall session will be held from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18; the winter session will be held from Oct. 25 to Dec. 6. Columbia lien payers may request a 10 percent discount.

Beginners will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; advanced beginners, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Fencing classes offered from Sept. 6 to Nov. 16

Slayton House will hold fencing classes this fall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from Sept. 6 to Nov. 16 for adults and children ages 7 and older.

For children ages 7 through 12, the cost for the fall session -- nine classes -- is $60. The cost for all other levels is $65 a session -- 10 classes.

Equipment will be provided, but each student must purchase personal protection: $10 for men; $18 for women.

Advance registration is required; exact cash or check only.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Chamber music concert scheduled for Tuesday

The Town Center Community Association, Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, will sponsor a chamber music concert performed by musicians of the U.S. Army Field Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will feature the bassoon accompanied by piano, horn and clarinet. The concert is free, but call to reserve a seat.

Light refreshments will follow the concert.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Around Town

Opera: The SEATS Opera Advisory Committee will hold its Second Annual Opera Preview with musical highlights and synopses by Tom Glenn from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Bain Center. Dessert and a drawing for two free tickets to a Washington National Opera Production are planned after the program. Reservations are required. 410-313- 7281.

Retirement celebration: The community is invited to a retirement celebration in honor of Constance Lewis, past principal of Atholton High School, to be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, in Hickory Ridge village. Past and current students and their families are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not needed. 410-531- 1108.

Cuts Against Cancer: Patrick's Hair Design, 9194 Red Branch Road, will be host for the ninth Cuts Against Cancer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Proceeds from the event, which offers haircuts, manicures, seated massage and waxing, will benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center. The center offers information and services to cancer patients. Haircuts will cost $25; $40 with blow dry. Manicures will be $12 and a 15-minute massage will cost $15. Walk-in appointments only are available on the day of the event. Raffle tickets to win a day of beauty will be available at participating salons. Other participating salons include George of New York, Looks Salon & Spa, Lutfi's International Salon & Spa, Mason & Friends Hair Studio, Rafet's Hairmasters, Tagi's Hair Design, Lynn's Day Spa, Victoria & Albert, and Jody Bedell, 410-730-1700.

Scrabble: Slayton House Scrabble will continue this fall. Participants ages 18 and older will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning Sept. 13. Scrabble boards will be provided or bring your own. Donations of games are also welcome. 410-730-3987.

Artisans sought: Town Center Community Association is seeking artisans for its Holiday Craft Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Historic Oakland, 4350 Vantage Point Road. Space is limited to the first 40 vendors. The cost to register is $20. Tables are provided. Patricia Loeber, 410-730-4744.

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