Community Notes

April 02, 2002

Run for the Ruins, a benefit, to be held Saturday morning

The Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park's fifth Run for the Ruins, a 5K race or two-mile walk, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The course begins and ends at the institute's visitor center, 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City.

The cost for runners is $16 in advance; $20 on Sunday. Walkers pay $6 in advance; $10 on the day of the race. Refreshments and T-shirts will be available to participants. Prizes for top runners and random prizes will be awarded.

Proceeds will go to Friends of the Patapsco Institute, the not-for-profit organization that operates the historic park.

Information: 410-465-8500.

Holocaust Day of Remembrance is Sunday

Yom Hashoah, a Holocaust Day of Remembrance, will be observed at 7 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. The community is invited.

Eli M. Rosenbaum, director of the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, will discuss his work finding and prosecuting Nazi criminals.

Alfred Fieldman, author of One Step Ahead: A Jewish Fugitive in Hitler's Europe, will speak. Violinist Daniel Heifetz and his daughter, vocalist Elena Heifetz, will perform.

The community observance is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

Help is available Friday for breast surgery patients

Theresa Hadley of Reflections of Symmetry and Denise Hughes, regional representative of Amoena, will meet with women interested in breast forms and other products for those who have undergone breast surgery. A new, lightweight breast form from Amoena, as well as bras, swimwear and sleepwear, will be available.

Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center, 5900 Cedar Lane, Columbia.

Reflections of Symmetry will process most insurance claims for clients. Those who purchase breast forms will receive a coupon for a free mini-facial with Lynn, owner of Lynn's Day Spa.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-740-5858.

Hospital seeks volunteer wheelchair technicians

Howard County General Hospital seeks volunteers to act as wheelchair technicians, who retrieve and maintain broken wheelchairs and stretchers, and to greet and accompany patients in the transfusion unit.

On-the-job training will be provided.

Information: 410-740-7980.

Wine-tasting Sunday to benefit Cancer Society

The Fourth Annual Taste for Life, a wine-tasting organized by volunteers to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

About 150 fine wines from more than 40 wineries from around the world will be served. Representatives from wineries will answer questions. Hors d'oeuvres, meats, cheeses and desserts will be served. Silent and live auctions are planned.

Tickets are $60 in advance; $75 at the door.

Information: Patty Cutchis, 301-346-2040; Vickie Duhamel, 410-531-5012; or www.tastefor

Fashion seminar benefit set Saturday in Columbia

Success in Style, a Howard County nonprofit organization that provides suits for low-income and disadvantaged women who are seeking employment, will have a benefit fashion event from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nordstrom at The Mall in Columbia.

A fashion seminar with music and a breakfast buffet are planned. Tickets are $20.

Information: 410-750-6475.

Architectural committee seeks volunteer applicants

The Columbia Association board of directors seeks applicants for an at-large position on the Architectural Resource Committee.

Applicants must have a background in covenant enforcement, architecture or related experience and must have a principal residence on Columbia Association-assessed property.

Letters should be sent by April 10 to the Architectural Resource Committee, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044. Attention: Michelle Miller.

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