Vehicle-identification etching set Nov. 6

October 11, 2002

The Maryland Anti-Car Theft Committee and the Howard County Police Department will sponsor a free vehicle-identification etching from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the North Laurel Community Police Department office in the Whiskey Bottom shopping center, 9205G All Saints Road.

Identifying numbers can be etched on all of the major pieces of glass in the vehicle to deter car theft. The process takes about 10 minutes.

Car owners can also register in the "Watch Your Car" program, a national effort to deter auto theft. A limited number of anti-theft devices will be distributed.

The rain date is Nov. 13.

Information: Janet Stabile, 410-313-3337.

College planning session slated Sunday afternoon

The Arundel Bay Area chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., a public service organization, will sponsor a free program, "From Howard to Harvard: Planning for College," from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Maryland City at Russet branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel.

Information: 301-725-2309.

Make chocolate candy from molds at the library

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer "Bon Bons in a Box," an opportunity for chocolate lovers, ages 11 to 17, to spend an afternoon making chocolate candy from molds, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Military

Graduates: Vincenzo D. Taylor, son of Vincent T. and Clara B. Taylor of North Laurel, has graduated from the Army ROTC National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. He is a 2001 graduate of Atholton High School.

Around town

Protecting the future: Daryl Sue Caplan, a lawyer, will present "Estate Planning Made Easy" at 10 a.m. tomorrow. She will discuss wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives and other tools to help individuals protect assets during their lives and plan for their families' futures. Registration is required. 410-880-5980.

Garage sale: The PTA of Hammond Middle School will hold its fall garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 8110 Aladdin Drive, North Laurel. The rain date is Sunday. 410-880-5830.

Open house, bingo: Savage Volunteer Fire Company will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall, 8925 Lincoln St. The Ladies Auxiliary will provide refreshments. 443-259-0565. The Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a basket bingo Oct. 19 at the fire hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Games will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, including 20 games and door prizes; $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary. 301-725-6409.

Candidates night: North Laurel Civic Association will hold a candidates night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 22 at Laurel Woods Elementary School. Candidates for Howard County executive, County Council, state Senate, the House of Delegates and the Board of Education are invited. Each candidate will make a brief introductory statement, take written questions from members of the audience and meet with them. Light refreshments will be served. Karen Harvie, 301-725-7521.

Agewell exercise: Savage Senior Center, 9525 Durness Lane, is planning a Level One 50+ Agewell exercise class at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. The emphasis will be on reducing arthritic pain and stiffness and improving balance. The exercises can be done standing or sitting. The class, sponsored by Howard County General Hospital, will begin when 10 people register. The cost is $24 for 16 classes. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

Parkinson's support: Laurel Regional Hospital is offering a support group for people with Parkinson's disease. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7914.

Volunteers needed: Laurel Regional Hospital's Encore Thrift Shop, in the Laurel Park shopping center, 7423 Van Dusen Road, seeks volunteers. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information or to schedule an interview: 301-497-7950.

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