From toddlers to grandparents, library in East Columbia is a welcoming place


September 20, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

On Oct. 1, Dasher Green Elementary School's PTA will hold a flea market on the school grounds. Rental space still is available for your used items.

Call: 381-8797.


The annual Lake Elkhorn Festival, at Lake Elkhorn and Broken Land Parkway, will start with a parade Saturday and end with an auction.

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and the auction of items donated by local merchants at 5 p.m.

During the day, there will be dancers, singers, a pet show and magic acts. Information: 381-0202.


If you haven't visited the new East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Road in the Owen Brown Village, here's a good reason to discover the bright and airy facility.

Registration is being accepted for "Twist and Shout," a music and movement program at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22 for 2- and 3-year-olds, their parents and guardians.

This popular program's participants will be selected by a lottery Oct. 8.

Registration forms can be obtained at the library.

Parents will be notified if they are the lucky winners. Information: 313-7700.


Attention grandparents: Howard County libraries need you.

Each library has a grandparent reading area where children gather to have stories read to them. A workshop for grandparents is scheduled at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Central Library, South Entrance in Columbia.

Grandparents also are needed at library branches in Central, East Columbia, Miller, Savage and Elkridge. Information: 313-7860.


If you like to read, you will be interested in "Banned Books Week" at Cover To Cover Bookstore/Cafe in Owen Brown Shopping Center all next week.

"Tom Sawyer," "Ulysses," the Bible and even the American Heritage Dictionary have at one time been denounced or suppressed.

You can discover why these books were banned. Information: 381-9200.


Boys in grades two to five and their parents are invited to Cub Scout registration night at 7 p.m. Thursday at their schools.

Cub Scout leaders will be present at these East Columbia elementary schools: Dasher Green, Cub Pack 613, Sue Mason, 301-596-2443; Hammond, Cub Pack 606, Joseph Owens, 301-490-5846; Jeffers Hill, Cub Pack 914, Robert Hite, 992-0654; Phelps Luck, Cub Pack 678, Neal Einsidler, 964-2569; Stevens Forest, Cub Pack 649, Hans Plugge, 301-596-4183; Talbot Springs, Cub Pack 601, Brian Stinchcomb, 992-9029; and Thunder Hill, Cub Pack 834, Wayne Bryden, 465-1043.


"Button batteries," which are used in watches, hearing aids, calculators and cameras, can now be disposed of safely. Batteries usually contain mercuric oxide, silver oxide, lithium, zinc-air and alkaline toxic metals.

A materials contractor will process and recycle the batteries after they have been deposited at collection points.

Although a majority of our residents are recycling plastic and paper, batteries of all types have been a problem.

Now button batteries can be left at several East Columbia businesses and the Columbia Medical Plan's audiology department, Knoll North Building One, Knoll North Drive.

In East Columbia Village shopping centers, look for collection boxes at The Dark Room, CVS Pharmacy and Giant Food in Kings Contrivance; at Everett Designers Jewelry and Giant Food in Owen Brown; and Giant Food in Oakland Mills.

AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt and battery packs are accepted at the Residents' Convenience Center, Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville.

Information: 410-313-SORT.


Leight Johnson will teach "Photographing People" next month at the Columbia Art Center.

The Wednesday classes begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. The cost is $55 for Columbia residents; $65 for nonresidents.

Mr. Johnson also will teach two classes from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the use of lighting in photography, beginning Oct. 29.

The cost is $86 for residents; $96 for nonresidents.

That same day, Mark Bennett will begin a two-session "Sports and Motion Photography" class at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for residents; $48 for nonresidents.

Information: 730-0075.


Community service is now a requisite for graduation from local high schools. As an incentive for meaningful projects, the Columbia Council has established a $1,000 fund for students who live on Columbia Association assessed property.

Applications and a criteria guide are available at high schools, village community centers and Columbia Association offices on Wincopin Circle, Town Center.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 3. Information: 715-3163.


Now you can ride a bus to Laurel.

Corridor Transportation Corp. has obtained the services of the R. .V. Goebel Bus Co. for a route from Columbia to Laurel.

Service begins at 6 a.m., and the last trip is at 4 p.m. The buses start at Columbia Mall via Broken Land Parkway, Murray Hill, and Vollmerhausen via Savage to the Laurel Centre Mall.

The cost is 90 cents each way. After 9:30 a.m., the "Maryland Mover" round-trip ticket, $1.50, can be used all day. Each trip takes about 40 minutes.

Buses leave on even hours and return on odd hours.

Information: 301-725-3600.


Congratulations to all voters who helped select our friends and neighbors during the primary election. Those candidates will now be on the Nov. 8 ballot.

And best of luck to all of the primary winners!

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