Residents of Kings Contrivance are offered ``Speakout Survey''


January 18, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

Chuck Rees, who represents Kings Contrivance on the 10-member Columbia Council, is conducting his second annual "Speakout Survey" for village residents.

Issues in the survey include the cost of living in Columbia, the Columbia Association's Package Plan membership costs, village services, alternative public forms of government and a pledge for active participation in Kings Contrivance village and/or association meetings.

For your copy of the survey, call Mr. Rees, 997-1077, or Amherst House, 381-9600.


The Columbia Bridge Club invites duplicate bridge players to join them every Monday at 7:15 p.m. at 9052 Old Annapolis Road -- that's Route 108, a mile east of Route 29.

All ages and ability levels are welcome.

The club is sanctioned by the American Bridge Club League.

The weekly cost is $3.50.

%Information: 410-381-9445.


The Oakland Mills Village Board and the village center staff extend heartfelt thanks to the Oakland Mills Village Merchants, Girl Scout Troop 988, Martha Edwards and Roy Rogers staffers Pat Evans and Colleen Robinson for their very successful Breakfast With Santa and Hanukkah Party last month.

East Columbia high school seniors, please note: Long & Foster **

Real Estate, 9801 Broken Land Parkway, has announced a scholarship program in celebration of the firm's 25th Anniversary.

Seniors who are entering an accredited four-year college or university and who demonstrate financial need may apply for one of the 25 one-time, $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded May 1, 1994.

High school seniors need a 3.0 or higher GPA and must have shown leadership at school and involvement in community organizations. They should also note if they have held part-time jobs.

Applications may be obtained at any Long & Foster office. The deadline is March 1.

;/ For information, call 381-5555 or 381-4600.


East Columbia resident Nancy Smeltzer's decorative quilt is part the exhibit, "The Cutting Edge: Adventures In Quilting" exhibit at the Baltimore Life Gallery, Owings Mills.


St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church has announced that Pat Barbernitz has joined the staff as parish minister of evangelization.

Pat, a native of Baltimore, is also an author.

Her latest publication is "Parish Ministry For Inactive Catholics."

Choir director Chris Youstra invites singers to join the St. John Evangelical Church's choir practice tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m., at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. The choir will be singing at Oakland Mills Meeting House and at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center at Saturday and Sunday Mass on a rotating schedule. Information: 964-1439.


Anyone interested in joining the "March For Life" in Washington Friday should call 410-290-7848. The free bus will leave the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center at 10:30 a.m. and return 4:30 p.m.


Baseball players ages 5-14 can register for the AYRA baseball league on Saturday at the Owen Brown Neighborhood Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, from 10 a.m. to noon. Information: 381-6381.


Want to be a "bookie"? The Columbia Association's 1st Place singles group meets tomorrow evening at the Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center. Toni Morrison's "Beloved" will be the book of discussion. Information: 461-9687.


The dinosaurs are coming!!! They'll be looking for 4- and year-olds at the Dasher Green Elementary School at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be other prehistoric creatures, too, at the program sponsored by the Howard County Parks and Recreation Department. The fee for the program is $5. Information: 313-2762.

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