Community Notes

May 30, 2000

SummerFest benefits Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults will hold SummerFest 2000 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 13 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins Road, North Laurel.

The day's events include silent and live auctions. Carrabba's Italian Grill will provide food.

Proceeds benefit the fund's survivor's network, support groups, the publication of a survival guidebook and marketing of the Ulman Cancer Fund.

Tickets are $50.

Information: 410-964-0202.

Distinguishing Alzheimer's from normal memory loss

The Central Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "Keepsake: A Program on Memory, Aging and Alzheimer's" at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia.

The program will distinguish between memory loss associated with normal aging and the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Information: 410-561-9099.

Families needed to host foreign exchange students

American International Youth Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for 25 high school students from France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Denmark and other countries.

Host families may deduct $50 per month for tax purposes.

Information: 1-800-347-7575.

Free kidney screening set for Glen Burnie Mall

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland will offer a KEEP (Kidney Early Evaluation Program) screening at Glen Burnie Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10. The free screening will identify individuals with a high risk for kidney failure.

Information: 410-484-8545.

County to review report on drug, tobacco use by teens

Howard County Office of Substance Abuse Impact Services will hold a Partnership Forum on the 1998 Maryland Adolescent Survey (MAS) results from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 7 in the Ellicott Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

Every two years the MAS is conducted to determine the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs by Maryland's adolescents.

Information: 410-313-DRUG.

`Strut your Mutt' parade offers prizes, pet care tips

Metzler's Garden Center and Columbia Animal Hospital will hold "Dog Daze of Summer" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Metzler's, 10342 Owen Brown Road, Columbia.

Owners and pets will participate in a "Strut Your Mutt" parade at noon. Prizes will be given for Best Dressed, Best Behaved and Best Lookalike.

Information about pet care will be provided by Columbia Animal Hospital, Animal Advocates of Howard County, Howard County Animal Shelter and Howard County Cat Club.

Information: 410-997-8133.

Program seeks nominees for volunteer awards

The Maryland You Are Beautiful program is seeking nominations for Maryland's Most Beautiful People volunteer awards.

Nomination forms are available at many public buildings or by contacting the program. The deadline is Aug. 11.

Information: 410-767-6332.

African Art Museum seeks volunteers at its gallery

The African Art Museum of Maryland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, is seeking volunteers.

Duties include typing, filing, data entry, event coordination, festival booth staffing and gallery staffing.

Information: 410-730-7105.

June Golf Classic benefits Howard General expansion

Howard County General Hospital will hold a Benefit Golf Classic for golfers of all abilities June 9 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels.

Proceeds will benefit the hospital's emergency department expansion and renovation project.

The tournament entry fee is $250.

Information: 410-740-7645.

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