Wilde Lake Village Board increasing its membership

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The Wilde Lake Village Board is increasing its membership to seven members from five.

Those interested in serving on the board for the rest of the 2007-2008 term can pick up an application at the front desk at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green.

The application deadline is Sept. 27. Interviews are to be held Oct. 1.

Information: Bernice Kish, 410-730-3987.

Giuliano to host film series

Mike Giuliano, an arts writer who teaches film history at Howard Community College, Maryland Institute College of Art and elsewhere, will be the host next season for the Slayton House film series, Marvelous Movies & More.

He will introduce each film and lead a discussion after the showing. Members of the audience have an opportunity to continue the discussion during an informal buffet of dessert, coffee and tea.

The season opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 with a showing of the 1934 film Cleopatra, directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Around town

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.

Small gardens -- Town Center Community Association will sponsor a seminar on gardening in small spaces, taught by landscape designer Ryun Wauls of the River Hill Garden Center, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Historic Oakland. The free class is designed for residents of townhouses and condominiums. Registration is required. 410-730- 4744.

Mah-jongg -- Those ages 18 or older are invited to Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center for mah-jongg at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free. Participants are invited to take a game and attend with a friend. Wilde Lake Community Association is sponsoring the program. 410-730-3987.

Original music -- "Family to Family II," a benefit concert of original music, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. Baltimore pianist and composer Robert Hitz and his students will perform original music for piano, voice, guitar and flute. Tickets are $10. Checks can be made out to the Family Crisis Center, which is to receive all of the proceeds. Tickets will be held at the door. 410-655-8361.

Fashion show -- "Fall Into Fashion," a show featuring clothes by Coldwater Creek, will be presented at Slayton House at 11:30 a.m. Friday. A luncheon is part of the show. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, or at Slayton House. The program is co-sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association and Howard County Office on Aging. 410-313-7213.

Homebuyer seminar -- Town Center Community Association will sponsor a seminar for first-time homebuyers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Admission is free. 443-927-9137, Ext. 129.

Strong bones -- The central library will sponsor a talk by Meena Chellaiah of the University of Maryland Dental School, "Strong Bones, Strong Women," at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. She will discuss the causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent it, including lifestyle choices and nutrition. Registration is under way. 410-313-7800.

Self-defense class -- Tim Belton of Savvy Self Defense will teach self-defense techniques to be used under conditions of stress and panic from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 27, at Slayton House. The cost is $65 a month; $8 to drop in. The first week of classes is free. Columbia residents can request a 10 percent discount. Registration in advance is recommended. 410-730-3987.

Senior yoga -- The Yoga Center of Columbia will hold yoga classes for senior citizens at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village. The classes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 6. A free class will be offered Aug. 30. The six-week session, which ends Oct. 11, costs $78; the cost to drop in is $15. Prospective students are encouraged to consult a physician before starting any new exercise program. Registration is recommended. 410-730-3987.

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