Of Art and Acupuncture

Melora Scanlon, a Columbia resident and licensed acupuncturist, is exhibiting her abstract paintings at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts. Her pieces are a visual expression of acupuncture points used during treatment and include "Spirit," "Path," "Great Enveloping" and "Wilderness Mound." Calling the display "Paint Points," Scanlon plans to create a book using these canvases. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and some weekend hours, through Sept. 30. Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free. 410-888-9048 or www.tai.edu.

Fundraiser, Craft Bazaar

An old-fashioned country craft bazaar, yard sale and flea market will take place in conjunction with Howard County 4-H Clubs' Ride for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in which teams and individuals will take turns walking or trotting on horseback around a ring. The day-long event will also include raffles, food, a petting zoo, pony rides, kids' activities and a dunking booth. Fire engines and helicopters will be parked on the grounds for viewing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship. Admission is free. 410-461-3985 or www.geocities.com/centaurs4hclub.

A painting by Melora Scanlon included in her show at the Tai Sophia Institute.