Kings Contrivance village residents are invited to attend the village board meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 at Amherst House to meet the board's new member, Samuel Stein.
The idea of placing MacGill's Commons tot lot under Title 19 will be discussed during the meeting. The proposal is an effort to limit use from 6 a.m until 10 p.m., which would be enforced by Howard County police. Late night "visitors" have created noise and litter in the playground.
Also on the agenda will be a discussion of placement of flat-top speed humps (3 feet high and 22 feet long) on Shaker and Vollmerhausen drives.
A comprehensive map will be posted today and tomorrow for inspection at Amherst House, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The humps are designed to slow traffic and will not harm cars traveling at posted speeds.
A cherry tree was planted on the lawn of Stevens Forest Elementary School last month as a living memorial to Lucas Scott Livingston, who was a kindergarten student at the school before his death a year ago.
The ceremony was attended by Lucas' parents, Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Livingston, SFES principal Wilbur Payne, former SFES principal Earl Slacum, kindergarten teacher Michele Kupiec and Cherry Team classmates, SFES staff member Ruth Cargo and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenberg and Grace Derenberg.
Lucas' father read a memorial poem: "I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge; the myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts, that hope triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center would appreciate food donations. There is always a need for peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, crackers and staples in general. Call Ms. DiNoto, 531-6006, for specifics.
Rod Karstetter, fitness director, at the Supreme Sports Club, one block east on Carved Stone from Snowden River Parkway, wants everyone to "think positive" when it concerns their health.
The Columbia Association facility is extending an open invitation during July for everyone 50-plus to attend a free session of its new program, "Fitness Over Fifty".
Reebok Bodywalking is every Monday and Wednesday, July 5-28 at 1:30 p.m. Resistance Training is on Thursday at 1 p.m., July 8-29. The program is based on standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine. Bodywalking is moderate to brisk walking (good for the cardio-respiratory system) and includes three walking techniques.
SSC member Chuck Johnson will assist Rod in explaining the Kaiser Circuit air-pressure equipment, which will be used in Resistance Training.
Swimmers, from tots to teens, are invited to join the Oakland Mills Swim Team. Meet new friends, compete with other village teams, and have loads of fun. Swimmers do not have to be experts.
A multitude of swimmers equals winning points during the swim meets. Oakland Mills has one of the smallest teams (in number) in Columbia, but it's big on team spirit. As of July 2, the team had won one and lost one.
Ask for team coach Debbie or her assistant, Scot, when you're at the pool or call 730-5452.
Annie Nash, (301) 530-6770, invites all local artists to share their talents with new audiences (fee free) on summer Saturdays at the "Sidewalk Art Show," Georgetown Square Shopping Mall Courtyard, 10400 Old Georgetown Rd.
This is the last week for an opportunity to see Barry Johnston's sculpture at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.
Mr. Johnston was commissioned to design U.S. Congress' medal "Journey To Jerusalem," presented to Anwar Sadat, and his work is included in international collections in Rome, Amsterdam and Washington D.C.
School-age girls and boys are invited to "Heard It Through The Grapevine" programs of tales, music and legends, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 19. Registration begins today, in person or by phone, 313-7880.