Volunteer naturalist training to be offered

August 08, 2002

The Howard County Conservancy will offer volunteer naturalist training from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18 at Mount Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. The training will teach volunteers to lead nature walks for the conservancy.

The training costs $30, which will be returned when volunteers have led three programs.

Information: 410-465-8877.

Celestial Searchers to hold Perseids Party

The Celestial Searchers will sponsor its Perseids Party at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Carrs Mill Park in Glenwood. Joel Goodman, president of Celestial Searchers, will give a presentation at 8:45 p.m. on "What's a Meteor Shower and How Do I See As Many As Possible?"

Information: Stardoc JG@aol.com, www.howard astro.org or 410-531-6600.

Military

Completes orientation: Navy Midshipman Scott T. Dearden, son of Alice C. and Andrew E. Dearden of Sykesville, has completed six weeks of Naval Academy indoctrination (plebe summer) in Annapolis.

Completes orientation: Navy Midshipman Michael Eckert, son of Catherine J. and Lawrence M. Eckert of Mount Airy, has completed six weeks of Naval Academy indoctrination (plebe summer) in Annapolis.

Completes orientation: Navy Midshipman Daniel E. Bowring, son of Kathleen C. and Garry E. Bowring of Mount Airy, has completed six weeks of Naval Academy indoctrination (plebe summer) in Annapolis. He is a 2002 graduate of Glenelg High School in Glenelg.

Birth

Hannah June: To Dede and Geoff Matrangola of Clarksville on June 28.

Around town

Donations accepted: Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church seeks donations of books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for the seventh Media Sale on Sept. 6 and 7. Items may be left in a blue wooden box at the side door of the church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood. Tax contribution forms are available inside the box. 410-442-1204.

Donations welcome: St. Paul's Nearly New Thrift Shop, 16457 Old Frederick Road in Poplar Springs, offers summer clothing, toys, books and small housewares. The shop is open from noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Donations are welcome during shop hours or may be left in a bin near the shop entrance. 410-489-4411.

Day care: Hilltop Day Care Center in Clarksville has openings for full- or part-time day care for 3- and 4-year-old children. The center is an outreach program of Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville. 443-535-8505.

Shop, party: Western Howard County Senior Center, 2398 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a trip from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Towson Town Center, with lunch at the Rain Forest Cafe. Drivers are needed. A Banana Split Party and entertainment by the Golden Girls tap-dance troupe is planned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cost is $3, including lunch. A prize will go to the person wearing the "yellowest" outfit. A "Healthy Choices Nutrition Cooking Class" will be offered at 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Registration is required. 410-313-5440.

Contemporary fiction: The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor "Beach Bash," a program of stories and songs about summer and the beach for children ages 3 and older, at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Registration is required. "Spooky Tales," a program of stories and songs around the campfire for families, will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is to begin Monday. 410-313-5579.

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