Meet authors Barbara Glickman, Deliah Lawrence and Susan Yanguas at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Howard County Public Library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. They will discuss their latest books, answer questions and share tips about the publishing process. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-313-7700.
The Columbia Jewish Congregation opens its 21st annual film series Saturday, Jan. 19, with "The Little Traitor." All screenings will be at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 200. Tickets are $30 for the four-film series, $24 for three showings or $17 for two. Single tickets will also be available at the door for $9. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; screenings begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments and post-film discussion are included. Information: 410-381-4809, 410-997-0694 or
•"Holidays," an exhibition featuring the works of Susan Feller, Karen Gray, Ingrid Cowan Hass, Elizabeth Kosterich, Joyce Ritter and Rhona LK Schonwald, is on view through Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Information: 410-730-4090 or themeetinghouse.org.
•An exhibit featuring the fiber artwork of Joan Raciti and the photography of Kathy Glyshaw and Dorothy David runs Jan. 10 through Feb. 23 at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. A reception with refreshments and music will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13. 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.
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.
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.
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.