Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Day is April 19 at Stevens Forest Elementary School, Oakland Mills Village.
Second-, third- and fourth-graders have been investigating Mother Goose Rhymes, culminating with an event presented by the fourth-graders.
Students and teachers will dress as nursery rhyme characters, and class activities will be based on the rhymes. Moms and dads can help their students select their costumes from a long list of characters.
The Howard County Craftsmen will have their handcrafted items for sale in the hallway of the Oakland Mills Shopping Center this Saturday, noon until 5 p.m.
Their handmade children's clothing, jewelry and household accessories are well worth your browsing time.
Howard County public schools' art students work was on display at the Howard County Central Library last month.
Steven Manis and Allison Bohac's works were part of the exhibit. And in the Oakland Mills Shopping Center, there has been another display from Stevens Forest Elementary School's art department.
There were mola designs by first graders: Emily King, Amy Adler, Johann Kim, Evan Hartranft, Mandy Wilson, Amanda Mezei, Merry Avant-Pybas, Shaun Dubick, John Stanley, Torrie Lee, Mookie Golden, Jamie Buonato and Sara Smith.
The second graders "Clay Bird Tile Creatures" were designed by Shane Santanna, Kevin Guiler, Brian Hamby, Bonnie Rosenberg, Moni Gbadebo, Jennifer Nathan, Paul Toren, Ben Hartz, Shavar Copes, Jenna Brown, Janele Crawley, Bryan Brackett and Joshua Manis.
Volunteers are needed by the Arthritis Foundation to work with a self-help program for arthritic men and women. Volunteers are asked to attend two half-day certification workshops beginning this Thursday.
& Information: 602-0160.
With Native American cultural music setting the mood, Amy Beth Paul will teach Native American Bead Work tomorrow evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Chaselle Learning Center, 9645 Gerwig Lane.
Students will make earrings and learn skills for other jewelry. Registration fee, $15, includes materials, and $5 is redeemable toward Chaselle purchases.
& Information: 381-0828.
Like to garden, but don't have the garden?
You can rent a garden plot, 20 by 25 feet, for $14 plus four hours' volunteer time, at one of three Columbia locations (two in East Columbia, one in West Columbia) from Columbia Gardeners, (301) 776-4858.
The group of volunteer gardeners manages the sites, provides maintenance and water for the areas.
If you are too late to rent a site for this summer, the group has a waiting list.
Only three days left for Columbia high school students to apply for the Spear Family Scholarship.
Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who have cumulative grade point average of C or higher.
Applications are available from the Columbia Association or Village Centers and must be postmarked by Friday.
Which data base is right for you?
Find out Thursday, at a free noon seminar presented by Technology Learning Center, 6925A, Oakland Mills Road.
Information: 381-9560 or (301) 596-2070.
April 19 will be a busy evening at Owen Brown Community Center, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village.
At 7 p.m., new village residents are invited to a Welcome Coffee, where they will receive village information packets, meet the Community Center's staff and the Village Board.
At 7:30 p.m., candidates for the 1994 Village Board, Dorothy Hersi and Andrew Stack, and Columbia Council Representative candidates Karen Kuecker and Barry Blyveis will meet residents and answer questions.
That evening will be an opportune time to volunteer to help with the Village Elections, April 22 and 23.