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EDUCATION DIGEST

November 28, 2001

Library branches to offer one-on-one training on Internet

The Howard County Public Library will offer one-on-one training in using the Internet to help with homework for children, ages 7 and older, and their parents.

The program, which can be tailored to the needs of the students, is called "Mouse in the House Family Web Surfing."

Sessions can be scheduled at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City (410-313-1955); Elkridge branch library, 6540 Washington Blvd. (410-313-5085); and Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane (410-880-5978).

Driving-safety workshop scheduled at two schools

HC Drug Free's Parent Support Networks will present the next workshop in its speaker series for parents and their teen-agers, "License to Drive," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Hebron High School and Dec. 10 at Wilde Lake High School.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856, or S_Eisenstein@ yahoo.com.

Visual, performing arts instructors being sought

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, Senior Adult Program Section, is accepting resumes and class proposals from instructors interested in teaching visual and performing arts to senior citizens in the spring or fall of next year.

Resumes and proposals should be sent to Howard County Recreation and Parks, Senior Adult Program Section, Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia 21044.

Information: Terry Hilton, 410-313-7311.

Kiwanis of Ellicott City to award scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City will award a $12,000 college scholarship to a senior graduating from a Howard County public school. The scholarship, to be awarded in the spring, will be paid out over four years while the student is attending college.

The application deadline is March 15. A panel of representatives from each Howard County high school and the Kiwanis Club will review the applications and announce the winner May 15.

Information is available from high school guidance departments.

Extension service to hold master gardener training

New and experienced gardeners are invited to apply for the Master Gardener Training Program offered by Maryland Cooperative Extension.

Training will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 28 to March 29 at the Maryland Cooperative Extension office in Ellicott City. The cost is $110.

Information or to receive an application packet: 410-313-2707.

Boundary line meetings have a new schedule

The schedule for meetings on the Howard County Public School System's boundary line adjustments has been changed.

Meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City, unless otherwise noted.

Proposed boundary line adjustments will be presented to the Board of Education and the public Thursday. The meeting is open to the public. The board will hold public work sessions on the proposals and hear comments from the public Tuesday, Dec. 6, Jan. 8 and Jan. 17.

A public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. Residents will be permitted to speak for up to three minutes. Public hearings will also be held Dec. 17 and Jan. 15. The Dec. 17 hearing will be held at 2 p.m. at Smith Theatre at Howard Community College in Columbia.

The board will approve new school boundary lines Jan. 24.

Information: 410-313-6682.

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