Scouts improve their cold-weather camping skills EAST COLUMBIA

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January 12, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Ask the Boy Scouts of Troop 613 for their definition of a "Cold Saturday" and you will probably get more of an answer than you expected. Actually, Cold Saturday includes Sunday, and it's held on cold December days to improve scouts' cold weather camping skills.

This was the troop's eighth year for this event, the longest running annual activity in the troop's history.

Cold Saturday is the name of Garnet Bean's Carroll County farm, where the annual event takes place. This year's snowstorm did not daunt the 17 scouts and their leaders.

The troop's Venture Scouts coordinated the activities, which ranged from hiking in the Liberty Dam area, a cooking competition and participating in games designed to strengthen their talents as teams.

The lucky, hard-working scouts were: Eric Barnes, Adam Beach, Brian Beach, Mike Brudzinski, Jerry Carr, Justin Earp, Danny Hong, Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Koehler, Mike Koziol, Chris Lay, Matt LeBlanc, Nicky LoPresti, Brandon MacDonald and Matt Sampson. They had the moral support and experience of scout leaders and parents: Tom Beach, Tom Brudzinski, Wes Earp, George Kauffman, Jim Kennedy, Jim Lay and Fran LoPresti.

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Howard County Parks and Recreation is looking for a few good-natured, talented and sociable students between the ages of 12 and 17. Barbie Spencer needs volunteers who are interested in working with children who are enrolled in the after-school, Saturday or special events programs sponsored by HCPR. Call her at 313-7398 for the date of the "Leaders-in-Training" program. It'll be fun and will look good on your resume.

Sunday at 1 p.m., girls in grades 6 through 12 can meet at Howard High School and register for six weeks of Kathy Black's Girls' Indoor Lacrosse League.

Ms. Black's experience in officiating at local high school lacrosse games should help the players with the fine points of their game. (Basic lacrosse skills are required.) The goal of the sessions is to improve stick skills in preparation for the spring league. Each player should bring a lacrosse stick, mouth guard and tennis shoes. An indoor league T-shirt is included in the $45 fee.

The art of narration has regained popularity as a means of relating history, fiction and facts.

This Thursday, Margery Maidman will teach the first of six classes in this form of entertainment for all ages. The six "Storytelling Workshops" for beginners meets at the Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe in the Owen Brown Shopping Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Early registration is suggested as the class size is limited. There is a nominal fee of $35. Information: 381-9200.

On Saturday of this week, at 10 a.m., local author Joetta Cramm will discuss the "Past and Present Howard County" at Cover To Cover. She will have historical slides to illustrate her presentation. Ms. Cramm authored "Historic Ellicott City, A Walking Tour" and "Pictorial History of Howard County". Information: 381-9200.

Moms, infants and preschoolers can enjoy a plethora of activities designed especially for them.

Susan Morris, early childhood specialist at Howard County Central Library, will direct the music, stories and games for 12- to 23-month-old children during the program, "You And Me, Babe".

Two sessions will be offered Friday, Jan. 22, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Pre-registration is not required, but groups are limited to 10 children. Parents are asked to register at the Information Desk upon arrival. Information: (410) 313-7880.

The library staff also provides programs for preschoolers on-site at licensed day-care homes. Pam Blose, early childhood programming specialist, visits 24 centers in Howard County.

Ms. Morris and Ms. Blose also work on location with children's support groups, teen-aged parents at the Howard County School of Technology, and mental health parenting groups. Ms. Morris welcomes invitations to speak to parent groups. Her availability depends on getting advance notice. Information: 313-7880.

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Circle every third Tuesday on your calendar to meet at Cover To Cover Bookstore Cafe in Owen Brown Shopping Center for readings by local poets.

Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Lite magazine is sponsoring Kim Beavers, author of "Sleeping With Ghosts," and Dave Beaudoin, editor and publisher of Trivolous Press.

Are you a poet? You are welcome to read your works the same evening during open stage. The fee for the evening is $3. Information: (410) 381-9200.

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