Community Notes


March 31, 2004

Cookbook to mark 10th anniversary of International Day

The Columbia Association's Sister Cities Program is seeking recipes from other countries for a commemorative cookbook celebrating 10 years of Columbia International Day.

The theme of this year's event, July 24 at the Columbia Lakefront, will be "Food for Thought."

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks, which will be available starting July 24, will go to students in the Sister Cities Program. Program alumni are asked to send photos, quotes or news for use in the cookbook or in a display.

Recipes can be sent to Sister Cities Program, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044 or sent by e-mail to, by April 16.

Information: Tori Adams, 410-715-3162, or Carol Wasser, 410-715-3161.

Child safety program to be offered Saturday

The county's Health Department and Office of Children's Services will sponsor "Injury Free: You & Me 2004" for parents, staff members of child care centers and family child care providers from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Owen Brown-Dasher Green School, 67000 Cradlerock Way in Columbia.

Topics will include car, playground, fire, food and toy safety, and shaken-baby syndrome.

Information: 410-313-1940.

Easter, food baskets to be given to needy

The Salvation Army, in partnership with Super Fresh, is providing Easter baskets to people in need.

Customers can purchase items in Super Fresh stores through Friday to help fill an Easter basket for a child. Food, small toys and candy can be dropped off at 8722 Town and Country Blvd., Ellicott City. Food baskets will also be provided to families.

Information: 410-783-2920.

Passover explanations in Russian, English set

Rabbi Velvel Belinsky will explain the fundamentals of Passover for Russian speakers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

The seminar, which will be in Russian, will include instructions on how to make a Seder and offer insights into the meaning of the holiday.

Rabbi Hillel Baron will describe Seder preparations in English from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the center.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Success In Style to hold breakfast, seminar

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 from 8 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Saturday at Nordstrom in Columbia.

A Success In Style client will be made over by a Nordstrom makeup artist.

Tickets are $25.

Information: 410-750-6475.

Families, kids can search for spring Saturday

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

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

Tickets, which are required, are available at village offices.

Registration under way for CA summer camps

Registration is open for the Columbia Association's summer camps program. Camps are available for children ages 3 and older.

A brochure containing descriptions of the camps and registration forms is available in the association's 2004 Winter/Spring Activities Guide and at and at the camp office at Columbia Association headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle.

Information: 410-715-3165.

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