Wilde Lake candidates sought


The Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on its village board and one seat on the Columbia Council.

The positions are for one year terms, beginning May 1. Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday through March 8.

Residents can pick up a nomination packet at Slayton House.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Puppet show set twice on Friday

Rainbow Theatre at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green will present Applause Unlimited in Aesop's Fables at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Friday.

Tickets for the puppet show are $4.50 in advance; $5.50 on the day of the show if seats are available. Group rates are available.

The performances for children, accompanied by an adult, are sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Drug-plan help at Bain Center

Representatives from the Howard County Office on Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will help people who are eligible compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and complete enrollment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Registration is encouraged. Appointments are also available during the week at the Bain Center and Ellicott City Senior Center.

Information or to request an appointment: 410-313-7392.

Lubavitch Center anniversary dinner

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, will hold its Lamplighter Dinner, in celebration of the center's 20th year, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26. Violinist Mark Singer of Howard Community College will present an evening of Jewish and Chassidic melodies, and a festive kosher dinner will be served.

Anyone with photographs or other memorabilia from the center's past 20 years should leave a message for Akiva Werner at 410-740-2424. The items will be reproduced in a journal or put on display during the dinner.

The Lubavitch Center includes Ahavas Israel Congregation, Gan Israel Preschool and Gan Israel Day Camp, Morah Chanie's Hebrew School, and Jewish educational workshops for children and adults (such as the annual matzoh bakery and shofar factory.)

The cost for dinner is $100 a ticket.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Make chain mail, jewelry at library

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "Chain Mail for the Modern Ages," an opportunity for youth ages 11 to 15 to make a piece of chain mail or jewelry, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28.

Rich Suchoski will teach. Participants should bring a Frisbee, if possible. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Around Town

Scrabble -- Slayton House is offering Scrabble from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The free activity is for ages 18 and older. Coffee will be served. Scrabble boards will be provided, or players can bring their own. Donations of games are welcome. 410- 730-3987.

Basket bingo -- Atholton High School Music Boosters will hold their third Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of the school, 6520 Freetown Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A filled Longaberger basket or pottery item will be awarded to the winner of each game, and three filled Longaberger baskets will be raffled. A cake raffle is planned, and food will be sold. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and include 20 regular bingo games (three cards per game.) Extra cards can be bought. Proceeds will help pay for instrument repairs and instruments for the music department. Information: Mary Ellen Eddy, 301-776-2480, or the school's music department, 410-313-7075.

Swing it -- Ariston and Monica DeLeon will lead an evening of swing dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 24 in the ballroom at Historic Oakland. Participants will learn six-count jitterbug and other swing steps to 1940s big-band music. The DeLeons will demonstrate, then teach the dances. Tickets are $5. No dance partner is needed. Space is limited to 60 people. 410-730-4744.

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