`Strawberry Soirees' to begin at 6 p.m. May 13

May 05, 2004

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring "Strawberry Soirees" for those ages 55 and older, with fresh strawberry treats and musical entertainment, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 13 at Hickory Ridge Apartments.

The cost is $2. Registration is due as soon as possible.

"Exploring Success," a program about evaluating a successful life, is planned from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 18 at Winter Growth's Ruth Keeton House in Harper's Choice Village Center.

The group will discuss how authors and teachers have defined success, and how to evaluate one's life.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Mother's Day program set tomorrow at library

The central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer "May is for Mothers," a program in honor of mothers and Mother's Day.

Children ages 2 to 5 will hear stories and can make a gift at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow. The program is 30 minutes long.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7880.

"Traditional Acupuncture: Living the Five Elements," a talk by Ruth M. Busko of Tai Sophia Institute on maintaining health and well-being by harmonizing human activity with natural cycles, will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Registration is encouraged.

"For Your Job Search," a tour of databases, job-related Web sites, and the library's periodical, business and career collections, will be held at 7 p.m. May 12.

Registration is encouraged.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Community association offering afternoon teas

Town Center Community Association offers Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 27 and the last Thursday of each month.

The two-course meal, catered by the Tea Trolley, includes scones, sandwiches, dessert and tea, served in the restored 1811 mansion.

The cost is $18.90 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Historic Oakland is at 5430 Vantage Point Road.

Information: 410-730-4801.

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