The Unitarian Universalist Chalice Concert Series presents its first concert of the season, "Under the Iberian Influence" with guitarist Zane Forshee, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. A reception follows. Tickets are $20; $15 for students ages 15-23; free for children younger than 15 with a paying adult. Information: 410-381-0097.
Lively Arts for Little Ones presents "Pam the Kindersinger and Rascal Too" at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. The event is interactive fun with original and familiar songs, dancing, puppetry and humor while emphasizing the season. Tickets are $5 for ages 2 and older. Information: 410-730-4610 or oaklandmills.org.
Town Center Community Association offers afternoon tea from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Ballroom of Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Tea is served along with savory sandwiches, desserts and warm scones. Cost is $22 per person. Reservations are required at least two business days in advance. For reservations and more information, call 410-730-4801.
Long & Foster Columbia Gives seeks vendors for its third annual Holiday Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Information: email@example.com.
The Patuxent Toastmasters Club meets twice a month to give participants a chance to practice public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings are from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way. Information: patuxenttoastmasters.org.
•'Eclectic' An exhibit featuring the works of Rosalind Alumanah, Lauren Kingsland, Miroslava Longfield and Victor Pozhidayev is on view through Nov. 4 at the Meeting House Gallery in the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.
•'Two Windows on the World' The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is exhibiting the photography of Dennis Gilbert in the Bill White Room Gallery and the oil and pastel works of Elizabeth Galloway in the Lobby Gallery through Nov. 10. For hours and more information, call 410-730-3987.
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 burning calories 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.
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.
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: changingfocus.org.
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:
•Line dancing with Mary McCormick will be offered at 3 p.m. Mondays in October for advanced dancers, 4 p.m. for beginners. Cost for the five-week session is $51; $45 for beginners.
•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. First class is free, then a monthly fee.
•A yoga class is offered at 11 a.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•Beginner Tai chi classes start in October. Call for details.
•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.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times