Coho Grill at Hobbit's Glen to stay open during work on golf course

February 26, 2003

While the Hobbit's Glen Golf Club is closed for nine months for major renovations, the Coho Grill will remain open.

Since reports surfaced that the golf course likely will close this summer, restaurant owner Chuck Sachs said that in the past month he has received more than 100 calls - primarily from people who have booked parties - wondering whether the grill also will close.

"We'll still be here," Sachs said.

The restaurant, at 11130 Willow Bottom Drive, will not be affected by the renovations that will close the course in August, Sachs said. The course is expected to reopen in May of next year, depending on the weather.

Last week, the Columbia Association's board of directors approved its $7.8 million capital budget, which included nearly $900,000 for refurbishing Hobbit's Glen Golf Club.

The repairs include rebuilding 16 greens and replacing the grass on four at the golf course, as well as renovating the course clubhouse.

Sachs said he was unsure how the course's closure would affect his operation, saying it will lose the "daily walk-in business" that is usually generated by the course in the summertime. However, he said the evening restaurant business is mainly nongolfers.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Central Library offering children's, adult programs

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will present "Mouse in the House Family Web Surfing: Science Fair Projects" at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Participants can learn the basics of surfing the Internet and discover child-friendly sites for creating the best science fair project. Hands-on training is available for adults and children, ages 7 and older. Registration is required.

"Go Girl! Mother-Daughter Book Club," for ages 11 to 13 with a parent, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer will be discussed. Registration is required.

"On Fitness with Susan Bisson" will be offered at 7 p.m. March 5. Fitness instructor Susan Bisson of the Columbia Association will demonstrate staying in shape with aerobics, kickboxing and step exercises. Diana Parr will discuss Pilates training.

Information and registration: 410-313-7860.

Knights of Columbus plans a night of charity bingo

The Knights of Columbus Columbia Council will hold charity bingo at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road.

Game packets of $5 and $10 will consist of hard cards, five special games and one or two door prize tickets.

Four early-bird games start at 7:30 p.m. and cost 75 cents for each packet of four games.

Information or to request a ride for a senior citizen: Jim Mahoney, 301-596-6918, or Fred Gunther, 410-997-7691.

Military

Completes training: Navy Seaman Adrian C. Barnes, son of Lesa Redd of Baltimore and Adrian C. Barnes of Wilde Lake, has completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Births

Jarid Jhalil: To JaBrai and Jacqueline Scott of Hickory Ridge on Jan. 8.

Michael Edward and Victoria Joan: To John and Joan Stralka of Dorsey's Search on Feb. 2.

Emily Michela: To Dennis and Michaeline Van Reenan of Hickory Ridge on Feb. 14.

Around town

Black history: The central library will continue its celebration of Black History Month with a talk by Wylene Burch, director of Howard County Center of African American Culture Inc., on the center's recently published book, Seeking Freedom: A History of the Underground Railroad in Howard County, Maryland, at 7 p.m. today. Registration is requested. 410-313-7860.

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