In-line skate festival to provide sports equipment for children

Neighbors

September 17, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BEGINNERS AND advanced in-line skaters can experience a day of fun Sept. 28 at the Maryland In-Line Skate Festival in the Gateway Industrial Park near Snowden River Parkway and Route 175.

Skaters can win personal awards but in addition they will be helping elementary school children. Proceeds from the event will be used to buy helmets and teach students safe skating.

From 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m., skaters will be offered lessons, and all skaters can attend workshops on hockey, ramps, speed and street-skating techniques. Skate equipment manufacturers' representatives will be on hand with displays of their equipment.

Prizes will be awarded by age group for 5K and 10K races for experienced and recreational competitors. Equipment can be rented in addition to a general or premium entrance fee.

The festival is produced by the nonprofit Cycle Across Maryland Corp.

Information: (410) 653-8288.

Gardeners sought

Alicia Feddor, eighth-grade science teacher and garden coordinator at Owen Brown Middle School needs help with the students' garden, which is between the wings of the school's elementary and middle school buildings.

If you can give time, advice or materials to help the students maintain and enrich the beauty of their project, please call Feddor at (410) 313-7607.

Phelps Luck sessions

Parents of Phelps Luck Elementary students are being treated to individual class "Back to School" nights this fall during which they will receive an overview curriculum for the coming year.

Teachers will discuss what is expected of the girls and boys and how their parents and guardians can support their studies and special projects.

Dates and grades are: today, grade 3; tomorrow, grade 5; Thursday, grade 2; Sept. 30, grade 4. Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Cafeteria workers Jacquita Woodley, Gwynn Jones, Marcia Neeley and Saba Crosby welcomed Phelps Luck students to the school's new "Falcon's Nest Cafe" this month. The cafeteria is decorated with colorful banners declaring lunchtime etiquette and dining procedures.

Phelps Luck also is co-sponsoring a "Parenting Fair" with Worthington Elementary School, 4570 Round Hill Road and Doncaster Drive in Ellicott City at 7 p.m. Sept. 25.

Kings Contrivance meeting

Tomorrow at 8 p.m., the Kings Contrivance village board will play host to two guest speakers.

State Sen. Marty G. Madden, a District 13 Republican, will give an update on legislative issues.

In addition, a representative from HATS, the name of the new operating company of the former ColumBUS, will discuss proposed changes to the Gold Route and answer transportation questions.

Anyone needing transportation to the meeting should call Amherst House, (410) 381-9600.

The Kings Contrivance board reminds residents of an opening on its Resident Architectural Committee.

Information: (410) 381-9600.

Blood drive

The need continues for blood donors. New Hope Lutheran Church at Eden Brook and Guilford roads in Kings Contrivance Village is sponsoring a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m Sept. 26.

Sharon Harbarger is coordinating the drive, which takes place twice a year. Donors will be given a light refreshment before they leave. The drive is open to everyone, not just church members.

Information: (410) 381-4673.

Free immunizations

Parents and guardians are urged to mark their calendars for the final free Howard County Health Department immunization clinics for all children, which will be held in East Columbia.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Sept. 25 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in Oakland Mills Village.

Oct. 16 clinic at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road Kings Contrivance Village.

Information: (410) 313-7500.

Carwashing Scouts

Troop 75 Boy Scouts thank the car owners who supported their "carwash-a-thon" this month. The hand-washing assembly line, at the Howard County Fire and Rescue Station on Tamar Road in Long Reach village, served 152 cars.

The washes were free, but the Scouts raised money for each car washed, based on pledges.

Art exhibit opens

Owen Brown resident Maureen Bannon's art exhibit, "Collection," can be seen this month and next at Marymount University's Barry Gallery in Arlington, Va. Bannon and her art are well-known in Columbia and mid-Atlantic galleries.

The show include a preview sampling of her "Passions of Poland," which is scheduled for exhibit in Washington next year.

An alumna reception of her impressionistic works will be held on the Marymount campus Oct. 5.

Information: (410) 381-3783.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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