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Wilde Lake Community Association
County to Begin Phasing Out the Collection of Yard Trim from Plastic Bags
Starting Monday, September 14, 2015 and continuing throughout the Fall of 2015, Howard County's Department of Public Works will begin phasing out the collection of yard trim (leaves, grass and brush) from plastic bags in neighborhoods throughout the County. As you may be aware, collected yard trim material is taken to composting and mulch facilities. At these locations, plastic bags foul machinery, reduce the quality of finished compost and mulch products. Small plastic fragments also become air- and water-borne litter. Because of these factors, the County's contracted Yard Trim processor will no longer accept yard trim material in regular plastic bags; all other regional yard trim processors also will not accept yard trim in plastic bags. The regional marketplace has contributed to this new collection requirement. Depending on your collection route, the change may occur as early as September 14th, 2015; other areas of the County will make the transition later in the Fall. Keep an eye on your mailbox for a letter announcing the change in your neighborhood. As of January 1, 2016 every household receiving County provided yard trim collection will have the same requirements. For more information or questions about the change, visit the Howard County Environmental Services website, call 410/313-6444 or email HowardCountyRecycles.org.
Seniors Together Caregiver Support Group
Find support and share the caregiver experience in this group for any adult who provides caregiving to another adult. Group discussion focuses on these and other caregiver needs: practical solutions and resources; emotional support; social networking, and ways for the caregiver to find time away from caregiving. FREE. Trained caregiver facilitators lead the group.
• Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 410-730-6755
• Columbia Gym, 6151 Daylong Ln, Clarksville, MD 410-531-8984
• Haven on the Lake, 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 443-864-0557
• Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Dr, Columbia, MD 410-381-7559
Family Fitness Night
Friday, October 9th
KidSpace/PPP Mbrs $10 per family
Columbia Cardholder $12 per family
Non-Mbrs $14 per family
Bring your family dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers for an evening of interactive games and sports activities.
Friday, Oct 23rd
KidSpace/PPP Mbrs $10 per family
Columbia Cardholder $12 per family
Non-Mbrs $14 per family
Calling all boys and ghouls, daddies and mummies! Let us shower you with bugs and hisses! Join us for a spooktacular good time, ghoulish games, monster music, costume contest, creepy crafts and freaky face painting!
Saturday, October 17th
KidSpace/PPP Mbrs $10 per child, $16 per family
Columbia Cardholder $12 per child, $18 per family
Non-Mbrs $14 per child, $20 per family
Dress up for movie night and enjoy an evening of fun activities, games and pizza!
Columbia, MD 21044
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If you have not attended a Connections Over Coffee meeting come and find out why so many women love it! One of the reasons is the heart-centered way we approach our businesses. Women also love the ease of connecting with new women and reconnecting with those we’ve met before. Get details of this meeting by clicking here!!!
While many of the women who attend are entrepreneurs, our meetings are open to all women. Are you retired or have you lost your job and looking for what your “next thing” may be. Let us help make this time of transition easier and more fun! Maybe you’re a stay at home mom looking for some adult connections and a little down time. Come and hang out with us! Students, corporate/government employees, non-profit heads…there is a place at our table for all of you! Thinking of starting a business? Then you definitely want to make these connections.
And…invite your women friends to come with you! Bring your marketing materials to share with others. We will have a space for your materials at this event.
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While many of the women who attend these meetings are entrepreneurs, our meetings are open to all women. Are you retired or have you lost your job and looking for what your “next thing” may be. Let us help make this time of transition easier and more fun! Maybe you’re a stay at home mom looking for some adult connections and a little down time. Come and hang out with us! Students, corporate/government employees, non-profit heads…there is a place at our table for all of you! Thinking of starting a business? Then you definitely want to make these connections.
And…invite your women friends to come with you!
5:30 – 6:15 – Networking/Hotel Buffet (the food is available until 7:30)
615 – 8:30 – Announcements/Introductions/Featured Members/Speaker/Door Prizes
The meeting ends at 8:30. There are more opportunities to network then for those who want to stay.
Bring your marketing materials to share with others. We will have a space for your materials at this event.
BY APPOINTMENT – Call (410) 997-9352 or e-mail DLC@dramalearningcenter.com to schedule
New and previous candidates: Sept 15, 17, 29
Previous members: Sept 30, Oct 1
Please prepare a full song of your choice and a two-minute monologue. Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. Bring a completed TYA Audition Form, list all conflicts for the rehearsal period—include weekday commitments, read and sign the TYA Expectations Form. Applicants will not be able to audition without completed paperwork. All forms and related documents can be found at http://www.dramalearningcenter.com/tya-teen-professionals.
First Date the Musical – TYA Senior Company
Eligible Grades: 8-12, TYA Alums, and College Students
Book by Aaron Winsberg
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Directed by Stephanie Lynn Williams
Music Direction by Tiffany Underwood Holmes
TYA is Drama Learning Center’s Teen Professional Company. Available by audition only, TYA allows students to work in a professional theatre environment as they learn about all aspects of theatrical work. Alums of the program have studied, or are currently studying, at such prestigious programs as: NYU Tisch, Catholic University of America, Marymount Manhattan, University of Maryland, Elon, James Madison University, Indiana University, Wagner College and others. The program is tuition-based with limited scholarship/tuition assistance available to candidates who qualify.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Callbacks: October 3
Classes: Saturdays 2-5pm and additional days of the week based on cast availability. Please submit a full list of all conflicts at auditions.
Class dates: Oct 17- January 9 (No class Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2)
Dress rehearsals: Jan 11-14, 5-10pm
Performances: Jan 15-24 with possible extension to Jan 30
Tuition: 3 payments of $225 ($50 discount if paid in full at start of session)
Title TBD (Announced September 10) – TYA Junior Company
Eligible Grades: 6-12
Junior Company is an opportunity for upper-level students with TYA aspirations to further develop skills in audition preparation, harmony singing, character development, and more. To celebrate its 5th season, Junior Company students produced SHREK the Musical last Fall. This marked the first time that TYA Junior Company mounted their own independent production. The season continued with a song and scene showcase in the Winter. Students who showed skill development in both sessions were invited to participate in a special Spring workshop which allowed them to be featured in select scenes in Senior Company’s June production of Bring It On the Musical.
For the 2015-2016 season, Junior Company students will be eligible to participate in Fall and Spring production classes ONLY in conjunction with their TYA commitments.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Callbacks: October 25
Classes: Sundays, 6-8:30 PM. Additional classes may be scheduled based on cast availability. Please submit a full list of all conflicts at auditions.
Class dates: Nov 1-Jan 31 (No class Nov 29, Dec 27, Jan 3)
Dress rehearsals: Feb 1-4, 5-9pm
Performances: Feb 5-8 (Feb 8th performance will be special School's Out Student Matinee)
Tuition: 3 payments of $190 ($50 discount if paid in full at start of session)
Tiffany Underwood Holmes
9130-I Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Arts Administrator/Resident Music Director | Drama Learning Center
Managing Director | Red Branch Theatre Company
9130-I Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-997-9352 | FAX 410-992-0306
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DRAMA LEARNING CENTER AMENDS FALL TITLE TO PRODUCE AREA PREMIERE
Students will now produce Elf the Musical, Jr. this Fall
September 8, 2015 – Columbia, MD – Drama Learning Center (DLC) has received the rights to produce the area premiere of Elf the Musical, Jr. on its Columbia stage this November and December. Based on the beloved holiday film starring Will Ferrell, Elf follows the larger-than-life Buddy, who is completely unaware that he is actually human despite being the largest toy-maker in the North Pole. When his size and clumsiness reveal his true origin, he heads on a quest to New York City to find his true identity. DLC’s Fall productions of Elf will mark the first in the area as theatrical rights just became available late last week.
“We've been excitedly gearing up to start Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. at DLC in a couple of weeks,” stated Artistic Director Stephanie Lynn Williams in a memorandum addressed to the families of enrolled students. “Unexpectedly, we were provided the opportunity to produce the area premiere of Elf the Musical, Jr. this Fall instead. After careful thought and consideration, we determined that this was an opportunity for our students and the entire DLC community that we couldn't allow to pass by.”
In addition to production classes for students in grades 3-12, Drama Learning Center also offers Beginning Acting classes to students from Kindergarten to second grade and Broadway Babies classes for preschool children aged three to five. Beginning Acting classes will present their very own productions of Little Elves. Some class start dates have been adjusted to allow teaching artists adequate time to prepare for the start of classes with a new production.
DLC will continue their School’s Out Workshops on days when Howard County Public Schools are closed to provide students with a creative outlet in a supervised environment while parents are still at work.
Registration is currently open for all of DLC’s Fall 2015 programs. Registration can be completed by phone or online. Elf the Musical, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
Schedule of Classes
Production Classes – Elf the Musical, Jr.
Beginning Acting Classes – Little Elves
School’s Out Drama Workshops – held from 9 AM – 4 PM. Before & After Care is offered for an additional fee from 7 AM to 6 PM. Tuition is $75 per day or $300 for the entire series. Sibling discounts are also available.
9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045 / (410) 997-9352
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Tiffany Underwood Holmes, Arts Administrator
The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Md 21044 / Karen Hull 410.313.7466
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Sponsored by Seniors Together, a program of the Howard County Office on Aging
Topic: The Art of Aging
What do our later years bring, offer and demand? This program candidly explores topics such as: defining happiness, clarifying new growth tasks, minimizing memory loss, and more. A unique opportunity for connection, growth, and gaining new insight. Small groups led by peer facilitators follow the main presentation. It is most beneficial to attend all three sessions. Presented by Marcella Wilding, PhD. In her professional career, Dr. Wilding’s research focused on adult anxiety. In her retirement she acquired a special interest in older adults experiencing anxieties concerning the aging process. She speaks frequently on aging well, and encourages older adults to recognize the substantial influence over their own successful aging.
Light refreshments served. Registration: Elaine Widom, 410-313-7353, or for more detail, contact Karen Hull,
Registration deadline: September 24. FREE
Erase Hate Through Art is a series of creative events promoting the ideals of acceptance and equality of the LGBT Community through the use of theater and visual arts. The mission includes creating awareness of hate and hate crimes against all races, genders, sexual identity and humanity in its entirety.
The art exhibition is open to artists working in all media. Artists interested in sharing their inspirations can submit online. No fee to apply.
Deadline for applications is August 25th, 2015
The British Invasion Festival will be presented October 2nd through 4th, during which time twelve events will be offered in multiple venues throughout Columbia. Over the three days, audiences will see opera, theatre, chamber concerts, and literary events, and afternoon tea can be enjoyed each day. A blend of artists and stories with British ties, British Invasion presentations include Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson performing Great Expectations and Hub Opera Ensemble’s The Turn of the Screw, a fully produced opera based on the tale by Henry James.
On Saturday October 3rd the Columbia Orchestra will join Classic Albums Live to present Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, a performance of the iconic Beatles album in its entirety, followed by a late night showing of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by acclaimed experimental theatre ensemble The Neo-Futurists.
As you may know, this is a transitional year for Columbia Festival of the Arts as we move to presenting four weekend festivals a year – one in each season – and British Invasion kicks off our first full year of seasonal festivals. Won’t you join us?
We are seeking craft and community vendors for this year’s festival. All craft and community vendor applications must be received by September 18, 2015.
HUB OPERA’S THE TURN OF THE SCREW A lyric opera in a prologue and two acts Music by Benjamin Britten Libretto by Myfanwy Piper from the tale by Henry James
“Britten’s supremely crafted operatic masterpiece.” -The Telegraph
Based on the novel by Henry James, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw is one of the most thrilling works written for the operatic stage, in which nothing is really as it seems. Where does the evil atmosphere come from in this isolated house in the foggy English countryside where a young governess has been engaged to take care of the orphans Miles and Flora? What happened in the past that was so terrible? And above all, do these terrible ghosts that hover around the two children really exist?
Hub Opera’s mission is to provide young artists opportunities to spread the joy of professional opera to communities that do not have easy access to the arts. Founded in 2010 and based in Hagerstown, the Hub Opera Ensemble is devoted to bringing quality professional opera to communities where the art form is not yet represented. Additionally, the ensemble provides opportunities for aspiring young artists and business professionals to reach out to the community and share their passion for opera and performing arts education.
SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND Classic Albums Live featuring the Columbia Orchestra
“SGT. PEPPER’S was a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization.” -Kenneth Tynan
Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. Not a tribute band, these world-class musicians take on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, note for note, cut for cut, allowing you to experience this remarkable album in its entirety. Adding to the complexity of sound, musicians from the Columbia Orchestra will join Classic Albums Live on stage as they perform Beatles’ classics like “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Getting Better,” “Fixing A Hole,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “When I’m Sixty Four,” “Lovely Rita,” “Good Morning, Good Morning,” “A Day In The Life,” and more!
For this concert, Classic Albums Live will be joined by the Columbia Orchestra. Founded in 1977, the Columbia Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra that rehearses in Howard County. Conductor and cellist Jason Love, winner of the American Prize for Orchestral Programming leads the orchestra in his sixteenth year as Music Director. Praised for his “intelligent and innovative programming,” The Baltimore Sun has called the orchestra “Howard County’s premier ensemble for instrumental music.” The Columbia Orchestra last performed as part of the Festival in 2007 with violinist Mark O’Connor.
“No wigs. No costumes. No fake accents. Just the album as you heard it before you wore it out on the turntable.”-The Toronto Star
Ticket limit - please note that there is an eight ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number, phone number, or email address. Any patrons who exceed the ticket limit will have their tickets cancelled automatically and without notice.
Robinson Nature Center 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-313-0400
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Join other nature-loving gals on this unique Thursday night adventure!
For those interested in grabbing a bite to eat first, meet at Great Sage vegan restaurant at 6 PM. Afterwards, aided by the light of a flashlight and your senses, immerse yourself in the nocturnal wonders of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA). Knowledgeable Robinson Nature Center naturalists are guides. Hike begins at 7:30 PM. You must preregister for the program. Please note, there are no bathrooms at the MPEA and parking is limited. The hike covers approximately 2 miles on unpaved terrain. Must be 21+.
Event Cost: $10 per person
The Hickory Ridge Village-Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, October 10 from 8 am-noon throughout Hickory Ridge! Look for red ribbons on street signs, indicating a participating street. A full list of streets that will have yard sales will be published at www.hickoryridgevillage.org the week of the sale.
If you live in Hickory Ridge and want to participate, call or stop by the village office to register. We will put your name and street on our master list and give you a long red ribbon. That ribbon, tied to your street sign, will alert shoppers (we also recommend making your own signs). We place a classified ad in the Columbia Flier and list the yard sale on several web sites, so you can focus on selling your stuff!
Guest speaker Luanne Tano, a former student of Howard County Genealogist Dottie Aleshire, will give a power point presentation of her Italian ancestors and share helpful research methods that will apply to your own research. Luanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Catholic University and as former teacher of Biology and Chemistry she is well versed in keeping the interest of her audience and methods of problem solving. 7p Free refreshments 7:30p meeting 8p lecture. Meeting to be held at the Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia Md. www.hcgsmd.org Free Help Desk 3d Sat monthly 1-4p Miller Library Ellicott City 2d floor Howard County Historical Society Room.
Do you have trash or treasure in your home? Join us for an Appraisal Roadshow! We will have a gemologist and a generalist appraiser from Paradigm Experts on hand on Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. to offer appraisals of up to two items per person. Items to consider bringing include jewelry, silver, coins, time pieces, furniture, glass, porcelain, paintings, bronze, toys, documents, and any other items (except stamps). For each item, the entire audience will learn what it is, what it’s worth, and what they can do with it. You do not need to bring an item to come and enjoy the show.
Register online beginning Monday, August 17 to have your items appraised or to attend the show. You may also purchase tickets at Kahler Hall.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive in plenty of time to check in and be seated by 7:30 p.m. The show will begin promptly and items can not be added to the show once it has begun. ALL items will be appraised either during the allotted show time or after the session. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance through this link or in person at Kahler Hall to have your item(s) appraised.
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