Community Notes


March 24, 2004

Seminar to help low-income women who are seeking jobs

Success In Style, a nonprofit organization that provides free coaching, business clothing and accessories to Howard County women with low incomes who are seeking employment, will hold its third Buffet Breakfast and Fashion Seminar at Nordstrom in Columbia from 8 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. April 3.

Personal Touch consultant Beverly Hill will present the latest looks for spring. A Success In Style client will be made over by a Nordstrom makeup artist. Door prizes and raffles are also planned.

Tickets are $25.

Success in Style will supply two sets of scrubs, a lab coat and a pair of shoes to each student enrolled in the RENEW program at Howard Community College. The program helps prepare paraprofessionals in health care for certification as licensed practical nurses or associate degree nurses.

Information: 410-750-6475.

Colon cancer fund drive is Sunday at Centennial Park

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults will hold its fourth Columbia's Cure Run & Ride at 8 a.m. Sunday at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.

The event is being organized by Brock Yetso, executive director of the Ulman fund, in honor of his mother, Marilyn Yetso, who died of colon cancer in March 2000.

Proceeds from the 5K run/walk, 25K bike ride and one-mile children's run will go to the Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship Program for young adults who have cancer or have lost a parent to cancer.

Registration is $25 for adults; $10 for children.

Information or registration:

VFW post schedules Easter egg hunt Sunday

The Yingling Ridgely VFW Post No. 7472 and its Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a free Easter egg hunt from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the post, 4225 VFW Lane, off old Columbia Pike and Autumn Hill Drive, Ellicott City.

Children to age 10 are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-465-4240.

`Helping Girls Thrive' set as session topic Monday

The Education Committee of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County will hold a learning session, "Helping Girls Thrive: Challenges to the Emotional Health of our Daughters," from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday in the Meeting Room of the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: Jane MacCauley,

Group plans open house at senior center Tuesday

S.P.R.I.N.G., Senior Peer Resources, Individuals, Networks and Groups, will hold an open house at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Western Howard County Senior Center.

Information: 410-313-5440.

A program of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, S.P.R.I.N.G. offers support groups, activities, social events, and trips and opportunities to volunteer and make friends.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Families, kids can search for spring April 3

Searching for Spring 2004, a Columbia event for children ages 2 to 10 and their families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 3 in Columbia SportsPark on Harpers Farm Road, in Harper's Choice village.

The event, for Columbia residents only, includes games, crafts, an egg hunt (bring your own basket) and entertainment by Turner, Dean of Magic.

Admission is free. Tickets, which are required, are available at village offices.

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