The Oakland Mills Community Association will hold its International Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Oakland Mills Village Center.
Performers will include the Kinderman, the Rhythm Drum Circle (a participatory act), the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance, and the singing group Tres Amigos.
Handmade crafts will be available for purchase and nonprofit groups will distribute information. A display of foreign cars is planned. Children's events, including pumpkin-decorating, are free. Food will be for sale.
Neighbors are invited to enter homemade pies in the Best Pie in Town contest; judging will be at noon.
Breastfeeding session to be held at library
La Leche League of Columbia will hold a session on breastfeeding at 10 a.m. Friday at the east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.
Breastfeeding and pregnant mothers are invited to drop by to ask questions and meet other mothers. Refreshments will be available; bring a spill-proof cup or mug. Infants and toddlers are welcome.
The group offers information, guidance and support to breastfeeding mothers.
Information about the group or answers to breastfeeding questions: 410-461-3423 or 410-309-4940.
Teen center offering CPR course Saturday
The Columbia Teen Center, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, will offer CPR for Family and Friends, an American Heart Association course, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation course is especially recommended for baby-sitters.
The cost is $55 for Columbia residents; $66 for nonresidents.
Information or registration: Bobbie Whyte, 410-992-3726.
Lively arts -- Lively Arts for Little Ones will begin its 28th season at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center on Oct. 6. The series of seven performances for children ages 2 to 5 and their parents or caregivers is offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays. Each show runs about 45 minutes. The programs are sponsored by Oakland Mills Community Association. FunDrum Rhythm Circles is planned for Oct. 6. Pam the Kindersinger & Rascal Too will entertain Nov. 3. Diane Macklin, a storyteller, will be onstage Dec. 1, and the Beal Street Puppets will perform Feb. 2. Tracey Eldridge's Music 'N' Motion is scheduled for March 9, and the KinderMan will perform April 13 with Nicolo the Jester. Nursery schools and playgroups are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $4.50 for children ages 2 and older. Discount group and subscription rates are available. Susan Azoulay, 410-730-46110.
Belly dancing -- Long Reach Community Association is offering belly-dancing classes for adults through Oct. 2. Classes for beginners are to meet from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays; advanced students will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $64 for eight weeks, with a 5 percent discount for residents of Columbia Association-assessed property. 410-730-8113.
Bridge, mah-jongg -- A drop-in bridge program is being offered from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the 50+ Center at the east Columbia library. A 30-minute lecture is included. Players at all levels are welcome to refresh skills, learn bridge conventions and meet friends. Mentoring is available. The cost is $6. Lessons in mah-jongg are offered at the 50+ Center. The cost is $31 for three classes, after which students will be qualified to play. Registration is required. 410-290-5430.
Farmers' market -- A temporary farmers' market has been opened at Kings Contrivance Village Center to offer produce, flowers and baked goods. The Safeway store that anchored the village center has been closed. The farmers' market is at the village center from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Oakland Mills reunion -- The Oakland Mills High School Class of 1976 is planning its 30th reunion for Oct. 21. Contact Karen (Volmer) Brien, 410 787-4138, 410 757-9051, or www.omhs76.com.