"Singular Sensations" will be on display Dec. 8-18 at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. The exhibit includes paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery and sculptural pieces. A reception with live music will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.
The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Kings Contrivance Village Center. 7271 Eden Brook Drive. Crafts, gift baskets and baked goods will be for sale. There will be live music, Christmas carolers, pictures with Santa and a raffle. Information: stmatthewoca.org.
Silhouette Stages hosts this event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the village of Wilde Lake. The show features professional and amateur performers from the Baltimore-Washington area performing holiday-themed songs, skits and routines. Admission is $10, and includes food and drink at intermission. Information: silhouettestages.com
The Columbia Association offers a Women's Only Swim Time from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia Swim Center, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The pool is shallow, warmed to 80-82 degrees, guarded by female lifeguards and the windows are covered. Free for association members. Resident nonmembers with an association resident card pay $16 per visit, general admission is $25. Nonmembers are welcome to a free trial of two admissions. Information: 410-381-1096 or go to columbiapools.org.
•'Journeys' Mixed-media exhibit featuring the works of Jim Auerbach, Nihal Kececi, David Mullen, Mary Deacon Opasik, Ted Schroll and Tinam Valk runs through Jan. 1 in the Meeting House Gallery at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org/gallery.htm.
•Group exhibit Works by members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society are on view through Dec. 15 at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 410-730-3987.
The "ER" show, hosted by Sean Savoy, takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Nottingham's Tavern, 8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1100. Tickets are $10. For reservations and information, call 410-290-0077.
Looking for artists
The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, is accepting applications to exhibit at the gallery for the 2012 season. Applications are available at the gallery or by email to email@example.com. Information: 410-730-3987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Public Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers "Let's Get Together: English Conversation Club." It's a chance for those for whom English is a second language to practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. The club 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 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: changingfocus.org.
Chair yoga The East Columbia 50 Plus Center at the East Columbia branch of the Howard County Public Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, offers chair yoga, an easy introduction to yoga that helps ease the pain of arthritis, reduce fatigue and improve circulation and breathing, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $25 per month. Reservations: 410-313-7680.
Also at the 50 Plus Center:
•Line dancing with Mary McCormick will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mondays for advanced dancers, 4:30 p.m. for beginners. Cost is $43.
•Age Well Exercise with Joyce Diatoms will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost for a 12-week session is $48.
•A class to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Cost is $24.
•A belly dance class will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Camilla Karma will teach hip movements, stretches, arm and hand techniques, and veil dancing. Cost is $25 per month.
•A yoga class with Smite Javari is offered from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•Beginner tai chi classes are offered 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $24 per month.
•Ryan Shimabukuro leads a hula class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays that helps tone and strengthen the body. Cost for a six-week session is $28.
•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