Grandparents invited to library program, seminar discussion

NEIGHBORS

September 05, 1995|By NATALIE HARVEY

There are several programs for grandparents in east Columbia these days.

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to bring their grandparents to East Columbia Library's "Grandparents' Day" on Thursday at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village.

They can come for the morning program at 10:30 a.m. or the afternoon program at 1:30 p.m.

"Families, Yesterday and Today" will involve stories and activities. Grandparents are encouraged to add their family experiences.

Information: 313-7730.

Then on Sunday, grandparents can enjoy a meal for half-price at the Last Chance restaurant in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Information: 730-5656.

Temple Isaiah's new seniors' group meets Monday in the temple's library in the Meeting House, Oliver Place, Oakland Mills Village. "Bubbie and Zayde -- Being a Jewish Grandparent in the '90s" will be the discussion topic and will include the grandparents' role in transmitting Jewish identity across generations and helping children become better parents.

Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Grandparents may bring their grandchildren's photos to share with the group.

Information: 730-8277.

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Students have returned to their regular weekly school routine, so now's the time to mark calendars for extracurricular meetings:

* Parents of Stevens Forest kindergarten students are invited to their special back-to-school night in the kindergarten classroom Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Back To School night for grades one through five will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

* St. John the Evangelist's fall schedule for GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) students begins this month. Meeting dates and times vary depending upon students' school grades, which include ninth to 12th grade.

For a complete schedule, please call 964-1434.

* "Discovering" students in the seventh and eighth grades and their families are invited to a picnic Saturday at Lake Elkhorn.

The reservation deadline is tomorrow. Information: 964-1434.

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Pressing flowers is an art form that our ancestors brought with them to their new homes. To learn how to press flowers, go to the senior wing in the East Columbia library on Sept. 26. Information: (410) 313-7750.

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School Night for Scouting will be held at many of the East Columbia public schools Sept. 21.

Parents and their boys are invited to come to the schools and enroll in a Cub Scout Pack. Scouts and Scout leaders will be present to answer questions and demonstrate some of the skills learned in Scouting.

For information about the elementary school most convenient to your son, please call: Cub Pack 601, Talbott Springs, 381-3260; Cub Pack 606, Hammond, (301) 490-5846; Cub Pack 613 Dasher Green, 381-3577; Cub Pack 649, Stevens Forest, (301) 596-4772; and Cub Pack 678, Phelps Luck,

964-2569.

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Get rid of your car's coat of summer dust.

Pull into Boy Scout Troop 75's free carwash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services Station, 5950 Tamar Drive, Long Reach Village.

The Scouts particularly enjoy the end of their day, when they are allowed to wash the fire company's vehicles.

=1 By the way, donations are always appreciated.

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Have you heard a handbell choir perform and thought you would like to learn? Now you can.

St. John the Evangelist Handbell Choir invites men and women to learn the skill of handbells. The only requisite is being able to read music. Weekly practice starts this month.

For details and practice information, please call: (301) 926-2877 or 995-3086 evenings after 6 p.m.

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Oakland Mills Reading Center's Book Discussion group will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Other Barn.

This month, "Ladder of Years," by author Anne Tyler, will be discussed.

Selections for the next months' meetings will be chosen at the meeting. Members and guests are encouraged to bring suggestions.

Information: 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.

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Owen Brown Village Board is forming a traffic task force and welcomes members from all Owen Brown neighborhoods to help solve and prevent traffic problems.

Residents who have suggested the need for stop signs are invited to stop at the Community Center to read a copy of the state's 11 warrants required to justify installation of a stop sign.

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Kings Contrivance Community Association is offering a Lawn Maintenance Seminar to help residents repair the damage of the summer's intense heat.

Dave Schuster of the Howard County Cooperative Extension Service will answer questions and offer suggestions for growing a lush green lawn.

There will be free door prizes and refreshments too.

Registration is requested before Sept. 12.

Information: 381-9600.

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