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Slayton House youth camp to produce two musicals

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Slayton House Conservatory Camp, an arts camp for youth in grades nine through 12, is holding auditions for High School Musical, to be performed June 25 through July 13, and West Side Story, which is to run from July 16 through Aug. 4.

Sharon Lea is camp coordinator. Cate Barry of the Glenelg Country School will direct High School Musical; Kathryn Carlsen of Centennial High School is to direct West Side Story.

Auditions will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. to noon April 28.

To arrange for an audition: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

'Beauty and the Beast' set at Wilde Lake High

Wilde Lake High School's theater arts department will present Disney's Beauty and The Beast at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16 and 17 in the school's Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Tickets, available at the box office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or at the door, cost $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

Information: 410-313-6965.

Around town

Candidates sought -- Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on the village board and one seat on the Columbia Council, also known as the Columbia Association board of directors. The positions are for one year, beginning May 1. The nomination period runs through Wednesday. Interested residents can pick up a nomination packet at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. 410-730- 3987.

Library activities -- Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "All Together Now," a series of programs of songs, stories and activities for children and adults. All ages are welcome to participate in the 30-minute programs, which are offered at 11 a.m. Fridays through March 30; 11 a.m. Saturdays through May 26; and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday March 7 through May 16. Registration is not required.

"Play Partners," a series of programs for infants and toddlers to 23 months with an adult, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, tomorrow through April 30; and at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, through May 15. The 20- to 30-minute program includes stories, baby games and musical activities, followed by a short play time. Registration is not needed. 410- 313-7860.

Volunteers needed -- Slayton House will celebrate its 40th birthday this summer with a "Fabulous at 40" birthday party sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association. The event, scheduled for June 16-17, will include entertainment, food, games, a tour of historic homes and a dedication. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the event. Carol Hobelmann, 410-730-3987.

Laughter workout -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring "Another Way to See It," a laughter club for those ages 55 and older. The program includes laughter exercises. The club meets from 9 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Mondays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. 410-313- 7279.

Yoga -- Yoga Center of Columbia will continue to offer classes at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. "Baby and Me" is offered at 6:15 p.m. and adult yoga at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $90; $18 to drop in.

Senior yoga is offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 27. The classes are slower-paced and emphasize yogic breathing and stress reduction. The cost is $78 for six weeks or $15 to drop in. Columbia lien payers can request a 10 percent discount. The classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. It is recommended that those beginning an exercise program should consult a physician before starting. Registration is required. There will be no refunds after the first class. 410- 730-3987.

Jewelry show, tea -- Town Center Community Association will hold a jewelry show and afternoon tea at Historic Oakland from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 11. Visitors can shop for jewelry and have sandwiches, desserts and scones. Jewelry will be displayed by Twins Silver Dream, a gallery of sterling silver and gemstone pieces. Purchases can be made before and after tea. The cost for tea is $18.90. Reservations are required at least two business days in advance. Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road. 410-730-4801 or 800-730-4802.

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