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Oakland Mills to mark 40 years

Plans are being made for the 40th Birthday Celebration of Oakland Mills, the second village to be established in Columbia. Celebrations will be held June 27-29 at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

Interesting facts and trivia about Oakland Mills, or memorabilia that can be displayed during the birthday celebration are needed. Former residents, employees and volunteers are invited.

Around Town

Belly dance : The Long Reach Community Association will offer belly dancing classes for adults tomorrow through July 14 at 8775 Cloudleap Court in the Long Reach Village Center. Beginners meet from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; advanced dancers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $76 for an eight-week session. 410-730-8113.

Classes, therapies : The East Columbia 50+ Center is offering appointments for reflexology - deep foot massage - 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $40 for a 50-minute treatment. Appointments are also available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays. Reiki treatments are available by appointment 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. The cost is $30 for a 55-minute treatment.

*Tai Chi for Arthritis is offered 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $32 a month; no drop-ins.

*"Harmonize Exercise Class" meets 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. O.H. Laster, a personal fitness trainer, teaches "Stamina, Strength, Stretch and Synergy." The cost is $24 a month; no drop-ins.

*Pilates class, to improve strength, flexibility and coordination while reducing stress, meets noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $36 for six weeks. 410-313-7680.

Books, coffee : The East Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will hold a meeting of its Morning Books with Coffee club at 10:30 a.m. May 28. The group will discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 410-313-7700.

VIN etching : The Maryland/DC Anti Car Theft Committee and the Howard County Police Department will offer a Free Vehicle Identification Etching session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 at the Oakland Mills Village Center. Those who attend can register in the Watch Your Car Program, a national vehicle theft prevention program. Janet Stabile, vehicle theft prevention specialist at the Howard County Police Department, 410-313-3337.

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