Columbia Digest

Movie screenings

To celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day, the Friends of Howard County Library presents a movie doubleheader at the library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way on Feb. 14. "Nothing But a Man" will be shown at 6 p.m. followed by "Robot & Frank" at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 410-313-7717.


The Earth Forum of Howard County meets from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. Wayne Higgins, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center, presents "Predicting Extreme Weather Events." Refreshments will be served. Open to the public. Information: 410-730-3545 or

Heritage celebration

St. John Baptist Church hosts its ninth annual African Caribbean Heritage Celebration Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at 9055 Tamar Drive. Events include adult and children's activities, a youth black history program, ethnic food, worship services and more. Information: 410-992-6977.

Free workshop

Dr. Michael Kotlicky answers the question, "How Can Binocular Vision Disorders Affect School, Work, Sports and All Areas of Our Lives?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Visual Learning Centers of America Inc., 8827 Columbia 100 Parkway, Signature Centre, Suite 3. Screenings take place after the presentation. Information: 410-960-6317.

Art exhibits

•The Artists' Gallery's annual "Poets and Painters" exhibit will be on view through March 29 in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Members of the gallery will exhibit paintings, drawings and ceramics side by side with the works of poetry that inspired them or were inspired by them. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or

•An exhibition featuring the fiber artwork of Joan Raciti and the photography of Kathy Glyshaw and Dorothy David is on view through Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

•"Waters' Edge," an exhibit featuring the works of Jason and Jeremy Gaynor, Chris Holmes, Chick Rhodehamel, David Terrar, Jim Auerbach and Michael Francis Pucciarelli, is on view through March 10 in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Information:

Dance classes

The Long Reach Community Association offers Chicago-style stepping classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stepping offers fellowship opportunities while exercising to music. Information: 410-730-8113.

Singles social group

The Phoenix Cultural Singles Group, a Columbia social group for those 50 and older, meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sundays at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Coffee, tea and a light snack are served. The group plans events and trips. Information: 410-997-0739.

Around town

English conversation The Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club. The club offers an opportunity for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. It meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register with the library before your first meeting. Information: 410-313-7850.

Wii Club The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii Club for those 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The first game is free. Information: 410-313-7213.

Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information:

Chair yoga The East Columbia 50+ Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an easy introduction to yoga that eases the pain of arthritis, reduces fatigue and improves circulation and breathing, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Reservations: 410-313-7680.

Also at the 50+ Center

•Age Well Exercise classes with Joyce DiTomaso will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for an eight-week session is $35.

•A belly dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. The first class is free, then a monthly fee is due.

•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.

•A chess club for novice and veteran players meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

•View newly released DVD movies on a large screen at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free.

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