A west Columbia column in the Aug. 16 edition of The Sun for Howard County gave erroneous information about the Wilde Lake village's one-person, one-vote campaign. Free raffle tickets will be issued regardless of whether a person votes for or against the proposal.
Columbia residents of all races and ethnic backgrounds are invited to the county's first Black Festival of Arts and Culture (Black FESTAC '95), sponsored by the Black and African Arts and Culture Promotion Organization.
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The event will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Howard Community College. Admission is free.
Christopher Onyejiaka, director of the 3-year-old nonprofit organization, says the festival is designed to promote, preserve and uplift African-American arts and culture.
The festival will feature African-American arts and crafts, a talent show, children's exhibits and an open marketplace for the sale of goods and services.
There also will be a storyteller, who will present stories on the history of black families, a presentation on the development of lTC African-American art and various guest speakers.
Featured music will be provided by the Gospel Singers of the Long Reach Church of God. There will also be jazz, rap and hip-hop music with a positive message for youth.
Mr. Onyejiaka says he hopes that FESTAC will become an annual event.
For more information, call 992-9129.
Ed Peterson, a Dorsey's Search resident, has been using the paved golf cart pathways of the soon-to-be opened Fairway Hills Golf Course for his morning jogs.
He reports that a large bird has apparently staked out the long fairway paralleling Route 108 as his personal hunting ground.
"I've seen him grab some small animals, maybe mice," he says. "He missed a rabbit, which bolted just as he extended his claws to grab him."
Mr. Peterson says he sees the bird most mornings sitting in a large tree at the edge of the fairway.
Fran Linfield, the covenant adviser for the Wilde Lake Village Association, is calling it quits after nine years in the community service position.
She is leaving her post at Slayton House to pursue other, unspecified interests.
Ian Paris, a resident of Wilde Lake, will be replacing Mrs. Linfield.
Atholton High School will sponsor an orientation day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow. All new students and incoming ninth-graders are encouraged to attend.
Students will meet teachers, counselors and school administrators, and receive a tour of the high school.
The Wilde Lake Village Association will present "It's a Parade!" on Sept. 2 to support its one-person-one vote campaign.
The parade will start at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, wind through neighborhoods of Wilde Lake and end at the Waterfront at Wilde Lake.
The parade will include a marching band, fire truck and kids' bicycle brigade. Wilde Lake residents are welcome to join in.
Three raffles will be held, and a free raffle ticket is given to each Wilde Lake resident who casts a vote for the proposal.
Call Slayton House at 730-3987 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the recreation department at Harmony Hall Retirement Community at 6336 Cedar Lane.
People with a variety of skills are needed to teach classes in exercise, language, crafts, music, painting and drawing. Those with knowledge of gardening, fund-raising and various career fields are also needed.
Those with such entertainment as slide shows and videos of vacation trips are welcome to come and share them with Harmony Hall residents.