Community Notes

Community Notes

March 23, 2003

Water resources forum set Thursday in Columbia

The League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold an environmental forum on Howard County's water resources at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Department of Recreation and Parks, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 27.

Discussion will focus on arrangements by which the county acquires its drinking water from adjoining jurisdictions; private wells that depend on a healthy aquifer; and how these resources can be sustained in the face of growth.

Speakers will include Mark Duigon of the Maryland Geological Survey; Frank Donaldson, consulting water engineer for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works; Bob Beringer of the Howard County Department of Public Works; Jodye Levy Russell of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; and Frank Skinner of the Howard County Bureau of Environmental Health. A question period will follow the presentation.

Admission is free.

Information: Kathy Heidepriem, 410-531-2792; or e-mail,; or leave a message at the league office, 410-730-0142.

CA is seeking applicants for its architectural panel

The Columbia Association board of directors is seeking applicants for a one-year appointment for an at-large position on the association's Architectural Resource Committee.

The committee's objectives include developing policies and procedures to review covenant violations and making recommendations to the association's president about legal action on the violations.

Applicants should have a background in covenant enforcement, architecture or other appropriate experience and reside or have a principal residence on Columbia Association-assessed property.

Letters of interest should be sent by March 31 to the Architectural Resource Committee, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044, attention: Michelle Miller.

County library to close Tuesday for in-service day

All branches of the Howard County library will be closed Tuesday for an in-service staff day.

Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

Information: 410-313-7750.

Seminar on abused children is scheduled for Wednesday

The Sexual Trauma, Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery Center Inc. will offer a seminar for parents and other family members of children who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. The seminar will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite G118, Columbia.

Two therapists will talk about how children may respond and how parents can help their children. The therapists will also explain the role of STTAR Center services.

Admission is free. Registration is required. Child care is available.

Information: Holly Gillum, 410-290-6432.

Howard hospital auxiliary book sale set for April 9-11

Howard County General Hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary will sponsor a book sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9, 10 and 11 in the hospital's main lobby, 5755 Cedar Lane.

New books and gifts will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the hospital's expansion program.

Information: 410-997-4969.

Volunteers needed to help with area blood drives

The Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region is seeking volunteers to assist at blood drives, greeting, processing and caring for donors.

Volunteers must be ages 14 or older. Their responsibilities will include greeting and registering donors, labeling sterile containers, serving refreshments and providing a welcoming atmosphere. Training is provided.

Blood drives last four to six hours and are held daily throughout the state. Volunteers can choose their work hours and locations.

Information: 410-272-0094, Ext. 1.

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