Library plans scrapbooking session

September 11, 2003

Terri Hesse and Carol Honeycutt of Stampin' Up will teach 11- to 17-year-olds how to create a vacation scrapbook page in a program called "Scrap It!" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Participants should take mementos and photos. Paper will be provided.

The library will sponsor an introduction to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth by parent and library associate Lucie Pettis at 7 p.m. Sept. 30. She will discuss the program, which offers college-level enrichment classes to gifted students, and how to apply.

A Young Adult Advisory Board will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Children ages 11 to 17 can suggest books, music, programs and computer games that the library should offer. Board meetings will include discussion, activities and refreshments.

Registration is required. Information: 410-313-5577.

Lisbon fire company schedules basket bingo

The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company will hold basket bingo Sept. 26 at the company's hall, 1330 Woodbine Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance (including one free game), or $15 at the door if tickets are available. The kitchen will be serving chicken salad sandwiches, hamburgers, and homemade cakes and pies.

Information or to buy tickets: Joan Bennett, 410-489-4933; Mary Farinholt, 410-489-9083.

Military

Reports for duty: 1st Lt. Charles M. Lowery III, son of Donald and Ann Stromberg of Sykesville, recently reported for duty with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The 1989 Hammond High School graduate joined the Marine Corps in 1989. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

Returns to duty: Sgt. Lawrence B. Acord, a member of the Maryland National Guard, volunteered to return to active duty in June and is augmenting security forces at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi. He also was deployed in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Acord is employed by Holiday International Security in Woodlawn.

Births

Delaney Ann Emily: To Alec and Heather Yeo of Mount Airy on June 17.

Ashlyn Elizabeth: To Alan and Tara Newcomer of Frederick on Aug. 19.

Around town

Nature walks: The Howard County Conservancy will continue its series of late summer and fall nature walks with "Grasslands of the Fall" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the conservancy's Mount Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Participants should meet at the parking lot and take water, sunscreen, field guides and binoculars. A small fee is charged. Also, a "Birds of Fall" walk (co-sponsored by the Howard Bird Club) is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 19. 410-465-8877.

Star party: The Howard Astronomical League, an association of amateur astronomers, will hold a Star Party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 20, weather permitting, at Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville. 410-531-3988, or www.howardastro.org.

Moms meet: Moms Inc. meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Donna's Restaurant, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive in Clarksville. The networking group is open to mothers who have a business at home or would like to start one. 301- 854-2369.

Country breakfast: The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat country breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The cost is $6 for adults; $5 for ages 50 and older; and $3 for children ages 4 to 10. Children younger than 4 eat free. 410-313- 7215.

Book club: The Western Howard County Senior Book Club, a women's group, seeks new members. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313- 5577.

Chess club: The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville, offers open play for chess fans of all ages in its Howard County Library Chess Club. The group meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Registration is not necessary. Chess sets are provided. 410-313-5577.

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