Community Notes

Community Notes

April 04, 2004

Methadone legislation to be the focus of public meeting

Howard County Councilman David A. Rakes will hold a community meeting about possible legislation governing the location of methadone centers in the county.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

Howard Police Chief Wayne Livesay, Health Officer Dr. Penny E. Borenstein and the manager and clients of a methadone treatment center will speak.

The public is invited to participate.

Information: Tiffany Taliaferro, 410-313-2001.

After-school club to help kids resist risky behavior

The Columbia Teen Center, in partnership with the Howard County Health Department, is a pilot site for the All-Stars Program, a 14-week after-school club intended to help middle school pupils focus on the future and resist drugs, alcohol and other risky behavior.

The group meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Teen Center in Oakland Mills Village Center.

At the end of the program, which includes activities and discussion, participants will receive a sterling silver ring symbolizing their commitment to steer a healthy and ethical course through life.

Information: 410-992-3726.

CA seeking members for teen advisory panel

The Columbia Association is seeking teen-age residents to serve a one-year term on its Teen Advisory Committee.

The committee advises the association about needs, interests and concerns of Columbia's teens and works to increase public awareness of this population.

Nominees should be between the ages of 13 and 19 and have demonstrated an interest in enhancing quality of life for teen-agers.

Letters of interest should be sent by April 30 to Leslie Barnett, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044.

Information: 410-715-3158.

Women's Issues Group to deal with sex trauma

The Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center Inc. is holding interviews tomorrow through April 16 for participants in a Women's Issues Group for women with a history of sexual trauma.

The group will meet from noon to 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays for 12 weeks, starting this month.

Insurance is accepted. Applicants may qualify for low-cost or free participation.

Therapists with experience in same-sex trauma issues are available. A 24-hour crisis hot line is also available: 410-997-3292.

Sister Cities Program wants recipes for cookbook

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 sistercities, by April 16.

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

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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