PARENTS AND students are invited to come to Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, for a "You Are Responsible" program Nov. 14 at 7: 30 p.m. Responsibility for safe driving is the evening's topic of discussion.
Speeding, inexperience, failure to use seat belts and substance abuse are four leading elements of teen-age auto accidents.
Howard County police Officer Paul Yodzis will talk about accident statistics and causes for the teen-age group.
Chief Don Howell of the Howard County Fire and Rescue/Police Personnel will share experiences when responding to crash scenes and will present a video on the subject.
Karen Parkinson, a shock trauma nurse, will tell of her experiences in treating the injured and dealing with the stress that parents and families experience.
Dr. Alfredo Herrera will speak about the loss of his teen-age son. Herrera has dedicated himself to telling the public -- teens in particular -- the facts of teen-age accidents and the preventive measures that can be taken by teens, their parents and the schools.
Qualifying for a driver's permit is an important step in a teen's life. Responsibility and safety are important to every driver on the road. Information: 313-7615.
Thanks and corrections
Names in the news: Ruth Boshe, manager of the Owen Brown Community Center, sends her thank you to Lake Elkhorn Festival volunteers Kim and Jack Rosado.
Stevens Forest "Superstars" Jessica Clubb, Krystle Kinsey, Rieka Plugge and Christina Jackson are members of the Dogwood Team. Amanda Mezei, Josh Manis and Ahila Ritchie of the Sassafras Team were inadvertently omitted from last week's list.
Also from Stevens Forest, Jesse Krippes' name has been added to the list of students who completed Howard County library's summer Read For Gold program.
And 57 boys and girls completed the school's Math Mania.
Oakland crafts shine
The 9th Annual Craft Fair at Oakland Mills High School Saturday is going to outshine all previous fairs.
Susan Lutz, the fair's publicity chairwoman, reports that 60 artisans from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland will exhibit handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, baskets, toys, holiday decorations, stained glass, and hand-painted and appliqued clothing.
"Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a beautiful silk flower arrangement," Lutz said. "We know that we have many, many repeat customers and welcome first-time customers. We have been told that our fair is marked on people's calendars as their annual holiday gift shopping day."
There is no admission fee, but donations at the door are cheerfully accepted and will be put to good use by the OMHS PTSA, which sponsors the annual event and uses all profits for the benefit of the students.
Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Information: 290-9722.
Sunday art lecture
Artist Kini Collins will lead a discussion about sculptor Magdalena Abakanowitz at the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Village Shopping Center, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17.
Advance registration is suggested. Information: 730-0075.
Pub Date: 11/05/96