'Art in the Mills'

Nine artists are featured in a multicultural art show running through Sunday, Sept. 25, at The Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. A reception from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 will include refreshments, music, children's activities and a kinetic sculpture exhibit. Show and reception are free. Show includes landscapes, portraits, religious themes, abstract art, Vietnamese dolls and other media. The artists represent a variety of cultures and styles and have exhibited in museums, universities and art centers around the world. For hours and more information, go to oaklandmills.org.

'Cove' screening

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia's Animal Ministry, "Creature Connection," sponsors a screening of the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. A discussion will follow. The documentary is an expose on the practice of dolphin hunting in Japan. Free. Information: 410-381-0097 or uucolumbia.net.

Art exhibits

The Columbia Art Center hosts a "9/11 Commemoration Invitational Exhibition" through Oct. 2 at 6100 Foreland Garth. Show features works by the American Legion Auxiliary Creative Arts Program and by local artists Deborah Coburn, Jonathan West, George Sakkal, Trudy Babchak and Camillia Blackwell. A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Hours and information: 410-730-0075 or columbiaartcenter.org.

•The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia, opens the season with "Seeing Differently, Abstractions," featuring the works of Karen Carpenter and Irene Whitaker. Exhibit runs through Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Bill White Gallery. A reception with refreshments and music will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursday, 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.

Art classes

The Columbia Art Center will offer landscape painting classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 18. Instructor Chaya Schapiro will focus on the fundamental skills of drawing, value and color. A demonstration with oil paint will be held during each class. The cost is $130, $120 for Columbia residents.

The center will also offer classes in basic watercolor painting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 9. The cost is $135, $125 for Columbia residents.

The Columbia Art Center is located at 6100 Foreland Garth. For information or registration, call 410-730-0075 or go to columbiaartcenter.org.

Vendors needed

Hickory Ridge Community Association seeks vendors for a Holiday Craft Shop being held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. All items must be handmade. Table fee is $20. Information: 410-730-7327.

Gallery opening

"Unity and Diversity: 4 Women," an exhibit featuring the works of Brenda Kidera, R. Teresa LaRocque, Allison Pasarew and Maxine Taylor, will be on view at the Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Information: 410-740-9323.

Stand-up comedy

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.

Vendors needed

The Oakland Mills Community Association seeks vendors for the annual Cultural Arts Festival being held Oct. 15 in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Food, beverage, arts and crafts, nonprofits, Howard political candidates and commercial vendors are welcome. For application or information, call 410-730-4610 or go to oaklandmills.org.

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