Fraternity plans 20th King breakfast


January 04, 1995|By LARYY STURGILL

A column in Wednesday's Howard County edition of The Sun gave an incorrect date for a breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, will be Sunday at 8:30 a.m. the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Happy New Year, and welcome to 1995! Here's a wish that everyone will find peace, love and happiness during the coming year.

Columbia is blessed with many organizations that reach out to help the community. One of the most notable is the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which has been active in community affairs since its founding in 1974.


This will be a big year for the local chapter, according to fraternity spokesman and Clary's Forest resident David H. Barrett. "We will hold our 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast this month, and we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of our charter in March."

The breakfast will be held on Monday at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel. The theme will be: "The Struggle Continues."

The growth of the local chapter can be measured by attendance at its annual breakfast. Twenty people attended the first one in the American Cities Building in Columbia Town Center on Jan. 16, 1976. This year, more than 1,000 are expected to attend.

Guest speakers include Harry Evans III, Kappa Phi Lambda chapter president; Charles Ecker, Howard County executive; and C. Vernon Gray, Howard County Council member and a member of the Columbia chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.

The keynote address will be given by Mayor James H. Sills Jr. of Wilmington, Del.

Scholarships and other awards will be presented to Howard County high school students. During the past two decades, the fraternity has given more than $140,000 in scholarships to college-bound Howard County students.


Magic is fascinating to children and adults alike, and the more see magic tricks performed, the more we want to know how magicians do their tricks.

Learning about magic is the purpose of the Society of Young Magicians, for children ages 7 through 16. Society founder Jim Conner performs magic and teaches new and blossoming magicians some of the tricks of the trade.

Today's meeting of the Society of Young Magicians will be held )) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Faulkner Ridge Community Center, Faulkner Ridge Circle. Both children and parents are invited.

The registration fee is $15. For more information, call Mr. Conner

at 788-6454.


Any fan of the martial arts probably is familiar with tai chi, which was developed as a form of self-defense by the Chinese but is also used for exercise and meditation. It is best recognized for its slow, relaxed circular movements and emphasis on meditation.

Classes in tai chi (Yang long-form style) will be offered at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. Two classes will be held daily, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., beginning Monday.

The 10-week course will be taught by Sue Gurland.

No previous martial arts experience is necessary. The cost of the 10-week course is $55, or $6 per class for drop-in sessions.

Call 730-3987 for additional information or drop by Slayton House

to register.


new children's program will begin this month at the Howard County Central Library. Called "Presenting: Reader's Theatre," it designed to encourage 9- to 11-year-olds to participate in the interactive reading of plays.

The first reader's theater program will be held from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan 24.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday n person at the Central Library or by phone by calling Jo Puckett, children's librarian, at 313-7880.


Cedar Lane Park is one of several locations where Christmas trees may be discarded. They may be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18.

Other county locations for Christmas tree collection are Savage Park, Rockburn Park, Schooley Mill Park and Warfield's Pond Park.

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