36 Verizon employees clean up riding center

October 23, 2003

Thirty-six employees from Verizon Wireless in North Laurel spent Friday cleaning up at the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center in Glenwood.

The volunteers spent the day painting, weeding and mulching the complex. They focused on the center's Children's Memorial Garden, which was built in memory of youths helped by the center who have died.

Idell Tillman, of the company's human resources department, organized the effort, part of the company's fourth Day of Caring program to help neighbors in need.

Verizon's regional headquarters for Washington, Maryland and Virginia is based in North Laurel. About 800 employees work there.

Preschooler moms' group to hold meeting Nov. 3

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), an organization which provides encouragement, instruction and an opportunity to network for mothers of children newborn to age 6, will meet from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road.

N.J. Floyd will talk about "Day to Day Activities To Do With Your Kids."

Information: Breanna Shumpert, 410-795-7277.

Firefighters to sponsor country breakfast Sunday

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly country breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, gravy, scrapple and eggs. The all-you-can-eat buffet costs $7; those ages 50 and older pay $6. Children ages 4 to 10 pay $3. Children to age 4 eat for free.

Information: 410-313-7215.

Free car wash fund-raiser planned at River Hill High

The River Hill High School Music Boosters will hold a free car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the school parking lot. Students obtain pledges of support for the number of cars they wash. Donations will also be accepted.

Proceeds from the car wash will help pay for the Music Boosters' expenses, including equipment and supplies for music students.

Library offers book club, talk on septic systems

The Glenwood library, 2350 Roue 97, Cooksville, will offer a seminar for homeowners, "Understanding Wells and Septics," at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

Thomas Miller of the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension will talk about how the systems work, how to test water, and how to determine if a septic needs to be pumped.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

A Mother-Daughter Book Club, reading fairy tales and legends, will read Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley for its next meeting, which is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

The club offers an opportunity for mothers and daughters, ages 11 and older, to spend time together and hear new takes on old stories. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Bank holding seminar on Social Security tonight

Columbia Bank will present a free seminar about the Social Security system and its relevance to financial planning from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the middle school building, Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road.

Wine and cheese will be served.

Information or to reserve a place: Tim Macek, 410-531-7000.

Military

Graduates: Miguel A. Benitez, son of Marisol G. Benitez and Virgil Griffin of Clarksville, has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The 2003 River Hill High School graduate is a student at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala.

Promoted: Marine Cpl. Robert L. Peugh, son of Lloyd L. and Joyce L. Peugh of Woodstock, was promoted to his current rank while serving with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.

Around town

Chess club: The Glenwood library 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.

Arts wing opens: Glenelg High School will open its new Performing Arts Wing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and several performances. 410-313-5528.

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