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Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm
Owen Brown community Center
Hello, my name is Vondria. I've recently started a program at the Owen Brown community center called Mission Nutrition on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm. I hold workshops that teach youth the importance of taking care of their bodies by making healthy decisions. We do a variety of activities that engaged them so that their are able to make the connection between what they eat, say and do, can effect they're overall health and well-being. * * * Are You Having Trouble Controlling The Way You Eat?
You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous No Dues, No Fees, No Weigh-ins http://www.foodaddicts.org WEEKLY MEETINGS: Sundays, 8:30 AM Community Room, Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 Phone: Steve H. 443-416-4960 or Heather M. 443-433-2639
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End of Columbia AnnouncementsNeighbor Ride Volunteer Orientation 2013, 9:30 AM
5570 Sterrett Place, #102 - Columbia, MD 21044
Neighbor Ride’s volunteers help Howard
County seniors remain
active and independent by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping,
social outings, fitness classes, personal care and business appointments,
religious services, volunteer commitments and other day-to-day activities.
Flexible daytime, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities are
available. Volunteer drivers choose
rides that fit their work and personal schedules and are convenient to their
homes, offices and daily routines. Parent volunteers may bring their children along for a wonderful
Contact Neighbor Ride’s Volunteer Coordinators, Rosemary Noble and
Patrice Cerwonka at 410-884-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
20th Annual Symphony of Lights Drive Throughs November 25, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Open 7 days a week from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, including holidays except closed December 31st for the Midnight at 7 event.
Symphony Woods off Broken Land Parkway in Columbia, Md.
Symphony of Lights, a 20-minute drive-through
spectacle of more than 70 larger-than-life
holiday light displays benefiting Howard County General Hospital, will open nightly this year from 6 to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 25 through Jan. 5, 2014, but is closed Dec. 31 for the Midnight at 7 event. The display, which is presented by Macy’s, is located in Symphony Woods off Broken Land Parkway in
Symphony of Lights, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year, offers a series of animated and stationary light displays illuminated by 250,000 bulbs on a 1.4-mile scenic drive set against a natural wooded backdrop. In addition, visitors can listen to seasonal music on the Symphony of Lights FM radio frequency.
For 19 years, Symphony of Lights has been a holiday tradition for residents of Howard and surrounding counties. Originally beginning as a small community fundraising event for Howard County General Hospital, Symphony of Lights has since grown to attract more than 1,500,000 visitors.
Howard Hospital Foundation holds Symphony of Lights as a fundraising event for Howard County General Hospital with proceeds during the past 19 years totaling more than $1 million. In 2012, Symphony of Lights saw record fundraising and attendance numbers.
Admission to Symphony of Lights is $20per car or van up to 8 passengers; $45 for commercial vans and minibuses seating 9 to 24 people; and $125 for buses exceeding 24 passengers. Tickets can be purchased at the main gate. Tour operators can purchase tickets in advance, and private walk-throughs are also available for groups.Coupons for $5 off are available at www.hcgh.org/symphonyoflights and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/symphonyoflightsfestivities).
Event information is available by calling the Symphony of Lights Information Line at 410-740-7666 or by visiting www.hcgh.org/symphonyoflights.
Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Olga Campora December 7, 2013, 2:00 PM
7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 160 Columbia, MD 21045 (410)312-9922
Learn to manage your mood through yoga. Relieve some of the debilitating symptoms, like body pain, fatigue and insomnia. Learn tips to change brain chemistry to improve your mood. Practice and understand poses that you can do at home. No previous yoga experience is necessary to attend the workshop.
The following topics will be addressed:
Centering Meditation for Self-Acceptance
“Beat the Blues” Yoga postures
Increase Your Will power
Learn Deep Relaxation to Refresh Depleted Reserves of Energy
"Stuff the Truck" with Toys for Tots
December 7, 2013, 10:00 AM
6100 Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Please support Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in making the holiday season a little brighter for the children in our community.
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the United States Marine Corps Reserves annual Toys for Tots Campaign.
Drop off your toy to help us "Stuff the Truck"
Saturday December 7th - 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. @ Toys R Us in Columbia, 6100 Dobbin Road
Sunday December 8th through December 13th @ Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 6031 University Blvd, Ellicott City (behind Eggspectations on Waterloo/Route 108) - 410-740-7100
St. Matthew Christmas Bazaar
December 7, 2013, 10:30 AM
7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Please join us for our annual Christmas Bazaar! A one-stop shop for beautiful gift items, home made baked goods, Santa, and a delicious dinner at the end of the day. Tickets for dinner are $20 - purchase in advance or at the door. Breakfast and More with Santa December 7, 2013, 9:00 AM
Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Join us at Slayton House for our 28th
Annual Breakfast and More with Santa on
Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. Tickets go on sale November 1st. We will host the customary breakfast seating
at 9:00 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m.
we will offer a special lunch seating.
Cartoons will be shown during both seatings, and each child will get a
private visit, and a photograph taken with Santa. Our famous “Secret Shop” will also be open
for children only. Santa’s elves will
help any child who wants to buy inexpensive gifts for the family. Gift wrapping is free. Tickets go fast for this event and there are
a limited number of seats. Purchase
tickets early, $5.00 per seat, advanced sales only; exact cash or check only,
no credit cards. For more information,
call Slayton House at 410-730-3987x17 or email email@example.com. Sponsored by the Wilde Lake
Come to Columbia Association’s Ladies Night Out on Saturday, Dec. 7, and gain exclusive access to special offers, giveaways and holiday spirits.
There will be more than 25 shopping booths featuring exciting and unique jewelry, handbags and gift baskets, make-up, must-have kitchen accessories, and much more. There also will be a mini-pampering session, mini-makeovers, snacks, wine, refreshments and a chance to own a fabulous door prize.
Ladies Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Supreme Sports Club, located at 7080 Deepage Drive in east Columbia.
This event is for adults only. Admission is $10 per person. For more information or for tickets, please contact Vanessa Braswell at 410-381-2775 or emailVanessa.Braswell@ColumbiaAssociation.org. Interested vendors can contact Melissa Capo at 410-715-3169 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homemade Probiotics - Fermenting FUNdamentals December 7, 2013
At this Workshop, FIND OUT:
WHATexactly is fermenting and fermented foods?
WHY should we consume the probiotics in fermented foods?
HOW can ferments be easily incorporated in your family's meals?
BOOST YOUR ENTIRE BODY & GUT HEALTH! EAT REAL FOOD!
*Excellent addition to any meal - Pickles, Cabbage & Ginger Ale!
See a HANDS-ON Demo showing you how to prepare REAL & LIVE ferments!
*PLUS Taste samples & receive complete instructions for fermenting at home!*
Saturday, December 7th
11:00am - 12:30pm
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION by November 11th - $45 per person
After November 11th - $50 per person
$35 special rate for current coaching clients
DISCOUNTED GROUP RATES ALSO APPLY - See below
BodySpace / Face Place
6935 Oakland Mills Rd., Suite P
Columbia, MD 21045
*Please enter the building around back. You may park in front of the Face Place entrance and then walk around to the BodySpace entrance, which is the back of the building.*
Registration Is Required by November 30th in order to ensure adequate samples for all students.
Register now to save your spot as there is a class minimum and there is limited space!
Credit/Debit Card via Paypal below (go to the bottom of this page) - Paypal option inlcudes the convenience fee. Group rates are availble also.
Make check payable to Simplistic Wholistic and mail to: Holistic Maryland Attn: Gina Rieg/Simplistic Wholistic, 10440 Shaker Drive, Suites 103, Columbia, MD 21046. Please email me to let me know that you are sending a check. With your check, you must indicate the class DATE and TIME for which you are registering, the name of the attendees, phone# to contact and email address. Please also indcate how you heard about the class. CHECK REGISTRATION IS ONLY ACCEPTED UP TO NOVEMBER 27th.
No refunds will be issued unless the class is cancelled!
The Columbia Orchestra celebrates Jason Love's 15th Anniversary with three things he's known for: new American music, great cello playing, and the music of Brahms! Israeli-American composer Shulamit Ran portrays Chicago's monumental architecture in a blazing work for brass and percussion. Then Maestro Love passes the baton to guest conductor Brian Stone and picks up his cello for Shostakovich's virtuosic masterpiece. Finally Jason closes this celebratory concert with one of his favorite works, Brahms' lyrical Third Symphony.
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k December 7, 2013, 9:30 AM
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!
Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route around beautiful Centennial Park and celebrate the season by giving.
Home Sweet Home December 7, 2013, 9:00 AM
HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)
Children (8–12) and their parents will learn safe, fun ways for children to stay at home alone. 12/7, 9–11 a.m. Free.
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (HCGH) will offer a wide range of wellness classes in March, April and May. These classes are held at the HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.) unless otherwise listed. Online advanced registration at www.hcgh.org is advised for all programs. For more information about the hospital’s ongoing wellness programs, call 410-740-7601.
Girls on the Run of Central Maryland Fall 5k December 7, 2013, 8:30 AM
6940 Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD
The Girls on the Run culminating 5k event is quickly approaching! We are having an amazing season and hope you are as excited about the event as we are. This will be a fun and VERY rewarding morning for all the girls in Howard and Carroll Counties who have trained and worked together these past few months to prepare for this day. The 5k will include over 900 girls from Howard and Carroll County Schools who are currently in the Girls on the Run program, along with their family and friends!
The race is open to the public, so come on out and show your support to our girls!! You do not want to miss the magic of watching all of these girls accomplish what once seemed unattainable. Not up for running? Come out and cheer them on! www.gotrcentralmd.orgHoliday Lights Tour 2013
December 8, 2013, 6:00 PM
Longwood House in Columbia and Stonehouse at Long Reach Community Association
The Long Reach Community Association invites Seniors 60+ that reside in the Long Reach neighborhood for the annual Symphony of Lights Tour December 8th. Bus leaves from Longwood House at 6pm for tour, arrives at the Stonehouse for holiday party at 7:30pm and bus will will return to Longwood House by 9:00pm. Call Stonehouse to register (410)730-8113. Space Limited Handel: Messiah December 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
Jim Rouse Theatre 5460 Trumpeter Rd. Columbia, MD 21044 410-799-9321
This will be Columbia Pro Cantare’s 29th annual dramatic performance of Handel’s Messiah. The ensemble of soloists, includes soprano Amy van Roekel; mezzo soprano Mary Ann McCormick; tenor Charles Reid; baritone Lester Lynch; and organist Henry Lowe; accompanied by orchestra. A free pre-concert lecture will take place at 6:30 in the theater and a reception will follow the concert. The chorus’ mastery of Handel’s unique music, a quartet of world-class soloists, professional orchestra, and an accessible venue attract audience members from throughout the region.
Tickets: Advance $23 Adults; $20 Seniors/Students. $2 more At Door; Groups of 10 or more $16 each.
WINTER DANCE SHOWCASE by One For All Dance Academy!
December 8, 2013, 4:00 PM
Slayton House at Wilde Lake Village Center, Columbia, Maryland
Slayton House Theatre
10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia Maryland 21044
A very special dance performance celebrating the winter season! Perfect length for your little one's short attention span. Tickets: $5.00 ages 6 and up. $3.00 ages 1-5 years.
The Columbia Conjurors, the Columbia, Md., chapter of The Society of American Magicians, invites you to enjoy the Conjuror’s Annual Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show, an hour-and-a-half of fun, enjoyable, entertaining, dazzling, mysterious, family-friendly—and FREE!!—close-up magic tricks, performed by the Conjurors in a round-robin style!! Come on out and enjoy some great magic! The show is suitable for all ages—from little kids on up to senior citizens! There is no cost, and the parking is free, too!! Close-up magic is magic tricks performed right before your eyes, just feet or inches away from you, in a small, close-up, friendly environment, where the tricks are done right there, before your very eyes!!
The Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show, named for a former member of The Columbia Conjurors, will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., 2013, at the Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, in Columbia, Md., 21045, in the New Brick Building, at the bottom of the grounds. There is free parking. The church is easy to get to!
The Columbia Conjurors, a community and civic magic group devoted to the study, analysis, discussion, performance and enjoyment of the art of magic, first formed in 1977 in Columbia, and the group has been holding the Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show for many of those years every December! We invite all members of the Columbia, Md., community to come to this very informal, laid-back, but professional, performance of close-up magic tricks!! You’ll see card and coin tricks, and magicians making various objects appear and disappear and re-appear!! Right before your eyes!!!
The Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show is a true community event—it is free to the public!! There is no cost to enjoy the show, and no cost to park! So please tell your family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances and whomever that if they’re looking for a fun, unique, original, community-oriented, family-friendly FREE magic show, here is one!!!
We would love to see you come on out to The Columbia Conjurors’ Annual Tommy Ivey Close-Up Magic Show at the Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, Md., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m.!!!
Pups and their owners are invited to participate in a 1.4-mile walk through the light displays. The last admission will be at 5:15 p.m. $10 per walker. Children under the age of 4 are free.
American Cancer Society Ceremony of Hope
December 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
Columbia Town Center Pavilion at Lake Kittamaqundi, 10221 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044
Around this time each year, we gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Howard County will hold a luminaria ceremony to celebrate and remember all those who have fought cancer. The Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Town Center Pavilion located on Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, MD (across from Clyde's).
We will be lighting luminaria to honor those who have survived and remember those who have lost their battle. You are invited to join us at this celebration. Attendees will be able to purchase luminaria that will be used at this Ceremony and at our Relay event on June 6, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there to start off your holiday season in a special way.
FREE MAGIC SHOW!!!! December 10, 2013, 7:00 PM
Join the Columbia, Md., chapter of the Society of American Magicians, The Columbia Conjurors, for a FREE close-up magic show on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, at the Parish Hall! See local magicians perform dazzling close-up magic tricks of all kinds---card, coin, mentalism and other types of fun, entertaining magic!!
Holiday Tea December 12th from 4:30-6:00 pm.
The cost is $28.00 plus tax per person. M.O.P.s Pajama Night Christmas Bazaar December 12, 2013, 7:00 PM
8814 Guilford Road Columbia, Maryland 21046
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MomsNext is
all about meeting the needs of motherhood from pregnancy through mothering 8th
grade school-aged kids. It's a place to find friendship, community, resources,
and support for you as a woman and mother so that you're not alone. Monthly Topic: celebrating the season in our pjs
Symphony of Lights’ Military Appreciation Night
December 12, 2013 - 5-7:30pm
Members of the military with military ID will receive $10 off the regular price of drive-through admission to enjoy more than 70 larger-than-life holiday light displays benefiting Howard County General Hospital. $10 per car or van up to 8 passengers with valid military ID
Santa Party at Columbia My Gym Children's Fitness Center Benefiting Toys for Tots December 13, 2013, 5:00 PM
My Gym Columbia, 6905-C Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Santa is coming to visit My Gym Columbia, MD! Visit with Santa and take all the pictures you want. Activities are age appropriate for preschool age children at the 5pm party. Your children will enjoy seasonal activities, games, songs, dances and puppets in our state of the art children’s gym. Santa will be available for photos and each child will be able to sit on his lap and give him their requests. Our 6:30PM party will focus on activities for the whole family. Seasonal songs, dances and games to delight all ages.
50% of proceeds and all monetary donations and toy donations will benefit Toys for Tots.
Call for Reservations, 410-290-7008 TOT Shabbat! December 13, 2013, 6:15 pm
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, MD 410-730-6044
A wonderful service for preschoolers and their families. There are books read, stories told, prayers and plenty of singing!
Christmas Family Movie Night - Elf (PG) December 13, 2013, 7:00 PM
6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044
Looking for a family holiday event that’s a little different? Join us for a family-oriented screening of the movie Elf (PG), starring Will Ferrell on Friday, December 13 from 7:00—9:00 pm at The Hawthorn Center. During the movie, you can sample the treats at the candy bar, make your own paper snowflakes and jingle bell necklaces, and more! All this holiday fun is only $5 per person, and we promise you’ll leave full of Christmas cheer! Don’t be a “cotton-headed ninny-muggins” - register now at www.hickoryridgevillage.org or call the village office at 410-730-7327.
The Nutcracker On Ice December 14-15, 2013 - Sat: 4:30pm & 7:15pm; Sun: 4:30pm & 6:00pm
Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Rd Columbia, MD 21045
For over 25 years a community performance of The Nutcracker on Ice has been presented by the Columbia Figure Skating Club in Columbia, Maryland. The production is the only ice skating show of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington area, and is a special event for people of all ages. This performance features almost 100 performers ranging in age from 3 through adult and includes many advanced-level skaters who have competed in regional-and national-level competitions. The Nutcracker on Ice is sanctioned by US Figure Skating.
2013 Christian Writer's Literary Festival December 14, 2013 -
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Central Branch/Enoch Pratt Free Library
The Columbia Orchestra celebrates Jason Love’s 15th Anniversary with three things he’s known for: new American music, great cello playing, and the music of Brahms! Israeli-American composer Shulamit Ran portrays Chicago’s monumental architecture in a blazing work for brass and percussion. Then Maestro Love passes the baton to guest conductor Brian Stone and picks up his cello for Shostakovich’s virtuosic masterpiece. Finally Jason closes this celebratory concert with one of his favorite works, Brahms’ lyrical Third Symphony.
Breakfast with Santa (off Snowden River Dr) December 14, 2013, 9:30 AM
Dazzling soloists and accomplished chamber musicians of diverse backgrounds – Formed in 2011, miXt is a versatile, dynamic, and vibrant chamber group comprised of award-winning soloists on the Young Concert Artists roster. José Franch-Ballester, clarinetist; Benjamin Beilman, violinist; and Israeli pianist Ran Dank. The critics have written “poetic eloquence” (New York Sun), “technical wizardry” (NY Times), and “impressive power and control” (Washington Post). Event Cost: Adult $32; Senior $30; Student $12. One child under age 17 admitted free with one full price ticket
Program: Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet & Piano, Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1 (violin and piano), Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons (clarinet & piano), Schoenfield: Trio
Holiday Breakfast (River Hill Area) December 14, 2013, 9:30 AM
Sat., Dec 14 from 9:30-11am
Columbia Gym, 6151 Daylong Ln, Clarksville, MD
Celebrate and discover the many holidays of the season. Enjoy our multicultural holiday breakfast, music, holiday stories, art and crafts and more!
Pre-register by calling: 410-531-8984
KidSpace/PPP Mbrs, $10 per family
Columbia Card Holder, $12 per family
Non-Mbrs, $14 per family
A Chirstmas Noël with Columbia Procantare Chamber Singers December 15, 2013
The CPC Chamber Singers; Frances Motyca Dawson, conductor; Alison Gatwood, piano; Frank Rittermann, piano & organ; and Greg McDonald, percussion will perform A Christmas Noël – holiday music from the Renaissance to the present. The music, performed by 28 voices selected from the Pro Cantare in the intimate setting of Christ Episcopal Church, with its excellent acoustics, will include new and favorite selections. Tickets: Advance $15 Adults; $13 Seniors/Students. $2 more At Door.
December 15, 2013, 3:00 PM
River Hill High School 12101 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), Clarksville, MD 21029
Spend the afternoon being entertained with musical performances by Columbia Concert Band, Columbia Jazz Band, and Flute Cocktail.
Columbia Bands is a non-profit community organization that gives non-professional musicians the opportunity to perform while educating and entertaining in Howard County and Maryland.
The concert will benefit the Howard County Food Bank. Bring your donation of canned food, infant care items, pet foods, cleaning supplies and personal care items.
ZUMBA® fitness class for teens and adults
December 17, 2013, 7:00 PM
9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, Maryland 21046
Ditch the workout, join the party! Come to Zumba® with Kerry!
No experience necessary, beginners are welcome! One For All Dance Academy, LLCOakland Music Cafe
Sunday, December 22nd from 3:30-5:00 pm.
The Midnight at 7 New Year’s Eve event includes walks through the animated light displays. Enjoy the toasty bonfire, music, party favors, face painting and more. Food is available for purchase from a variety of local vendors. The last admission into the course will be at 6:30 p.m. No need to keep the little ones up until midnight – the fireworks display is at 7 p.m. (weather permitting). The event will take place rain, snow or shine. $20 for an individual; $50 for a group of four and up, depending on group size; children under the age of 3 are free.
New Year's Eve at Peralynna
December 31, 2013, 7:00 PM
Columbia Inn at Peralynna
Ring in the New Year at the Columbia Inn! This elegant dinner dance event will feature the amazing sounds of Love Story. Tickets are $75 per person before November 15 and $100 per person after November 15.
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Creating Your Intention Post with Awaken Wellness January 4, 2014, 2:00 PM
7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 160 Columbia, MD 21045 (410)312-9922
Registration is required.
$5 donation for supplies Sign Up Now!
We will spend two hours together creating an intention poster with your visions for 2014. Using magazines we will make a collage on poster board of words and pictures to help us manifest our dreams for the New Year.
Research has shown the power of visualization can help you to create the future you have always dreamt of. By taking only a few minutes a day to look at your poster you are reinforcing to your subconscious your intentions.
Owner Jennifer Stukey will share how she has used this practice to make her dreams become a reality. You are welcome to bring any magazines that you would like to use or share for your manifestation poster.
There will be time at the end of the workshop for each participant to share what they would like to manifest for 2014.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by TYA Teen Professionals January 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Center’s Teen Professional Company, TYA (Teaching Young Actors), presents its winter
production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee from
January 17-25, 2014 at Drama Learning Center in Columbia. Available by audition
only, the TYA program allows students to work in a professional theatre
environment as they learn about all aspects of theatrical work.
The25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee centers around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam Valley
Middle School. Quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by equally quirky
grown-ups. The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, and
won two, including Best Book. As with
the original Broadway production, this iteration will also involve audience
participation. Select audience members will be brought up on stage to round out
the cast as spellers each performance.
Show Dates & Times:
January 17-18, 23-25 @ 7:30 PM
January 19 @ 2:00 pm
Stephanie Lynn Williams
Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Lighting Design: Cory Jones
Design: Amy Weimer
Starring TYA Company Members:
Lauren Alberg, Flora Aubin, Meredith Beisel, Claire Cerand, Lila Cooper, Bobby Grady, Cassidy Graham, Lindsay Hopkins, Hailey Ibberson, Mary Shea Kealey-Kustas, Kaity Krull, Leisha Mahajan, Sarah Nalty, Jason Quackenbush, Ryan Ritzes, Sophie Smith, Tori Stroud, Shannon Taylor, Amanda Updegrove, Dumar Valencia
Join the Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio—Brenda Anna, violin; Nancy Smith, piano; and Jason Love, cello—for an eclectic program including Beethoven’s stormy Piano Trio No. 3 and Fauré’s lush, romantic First Piano Quartet. Plus, mezzo soprano Kyle Engler joins the trio in music by Jake Heggie before Jason Love picks up his electric guitar to join Ms. Engler for the world premiere of Mark Lanz Weiser’s The Stronger Child, expressly for these two artists. FREE admission. (Donations to the series gladly accepted.
School’s Out Drama Workshop – Aladdin January 21, 2014 - 9am - 4pm
Drama Learning Center 9130-I Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045 - 410-997-9352