Two seminary students to work with church groups

NEIGHBORS

November 15, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church welcomes St. Mary Seminary students Mark Watson and Joseph Liekweg to the parish.

Mark will be working with the Spanish RENEW and cancer support groups. Joseph will work with the Re-membering and Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) groups.

Catholics who are considering returning to their church are invited to attend Re-membering, 964-1434.

Adults interested in becoming Catholic are always welcome at RCIA.

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Columbia Gymnastics, a parent co-op nonprofit gym at Red Branch Road and Route 108 in Oakland Mills Village, is raising funds for new equipment by selling Olympic gymnast's Shannon Miller leotards and Columbia Gymnastics cookbooks.

These are great holiday gifts and add encouragement to the 200 boys and girls in the recreation, cheerleading and gymnast classes.

Forty girls are on the teams competing in the Judge's Cup, Churchville and Black-Eyed Susan meets this month.

East Columbian Lindsay Derenberger won first place in all Level 6 competitions and received the highest score in the Judge's Cup.

Tessa Laidig won first place in all Level 5 competitions for her age group.

Jen Cykman, Veronica Lewis and Erica Straus won medals, as well. The group welcomes inquiries at (410) 964-2053 on gifts and classes.

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If you are thinking of buying a puppy as a birthday or holiday gift, you will be interested in the Puppy Headstart Program at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Animal Authority, 6570 Dobbin Road.

Co-sponsored by Howard County Animal Control, new or potential puppy owners will receive advice from Ruth Chase of Coventry School for Dogs on getting the right start for a puppy. Registration: (410) 997-3700.

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Owen Brown residents are invited to bring memorabilia of the village to Owen Brown Community Center for a display to mark the village's anniversary. Photos, programs, bumper stickers, posters, etc. are welcome.

Contact friends and neighbors who have moved from the village and suggest that they participate.

All items will receive good care and be returned. Information: (410) 381-0202.

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Oakland Mills Village merchants are sponsoring a reading incentive program at Talbott Springs Elementary School that will benefit needy families in Columbia.

Food and health products will be donated for every hour of students' reading this week. Students are asked to read at least 15 minutes a night. Their parents verify their time, and their teacher tabulates it.

The Thanksgiving baskets will be in addition to the annual holiday baskets donated by the school's staff and faculty.

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Family Bingo Night is Friday at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village Center. Fun and games begin at 7:30 p.m. Information: (410) 997-1077.

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Kidsports and Weesports members can bring a friend this week to the Columbia Association Supreme Sports Club's "Thank-A-Friend" week.

Their guests will enjoy a session of fun and fitness free.

Reservations are required: 381-5355.

Parents who register by Nov. 23 can bring their children to the Supreme Sports Club for "Drop-N-Shop" from Nov. 28 to Dec. 18.

The first 25 registrants will receive 50 percent off the class fee.

Parents can enjoy holiday shopping while their children are enjoying their fun time.

On the subject of holidays, Supreme Sports Club is also holding a week of Holiday Camps featuring fitness, games and crafts with before and after care.

Kidsports Camp is $125; Weesports, $75.

Registration and camp information: 381-5355.

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Owen Brown's Hanukkah Party for children ages 3 to 8 will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6900 Cradlerock Way.

The registration fee is $2; deadline is Nov. 22.

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Stevens Forest Nursery School's holiday bazaar will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school, 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Oakland Mills Village. There is an "Adko's Holiday Hideaway" room for children's holiday shopping. Representatives of Home Interior, Tupperware, Contempo Jewelry, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Storybook Express will be available with their wares and suggestions for gifts.

Information: (410) 997-4981.

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"Turkey Talk" will be the activity parents and their first- and second-graders share at 12:45 p.m. Friday, in the Talbott Springs Elementary School's media center.

Materials for Thanksgiving decorations will be supplied by one of the school's education partners, Chaselle Learning Center, 9645 Gerwig Lane, Owen Brown Village.

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