Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

September 08, 2004

Superintendent of schools slated to speak Sept. 15

The Association of Community Services of Howard County will sponsor a conversation with school Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Patuxent Centre, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

He will discuss his vision for the future of Howard County's public schools and answer questions.

The event will begin with networking and a members' business meeting at noon.

Admission is free and reservations are not required. Those who attend can take a lunch or order one by calling Joanne Piersall, 410-796-7824, by tomorrow. The cost for lunch is $7, payable at the door.

Information and a lunch order form: www.acshoco.org. The order form can be downloaded and faxed to 410-379-1308.

The Association of Community Services, a network of 140 nonprofit, for-profit and government agencies, and community advocates, advances human services in Howard County.

Arms control expert is to speak Saturday

The Howard County Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Howard County, will present a talk by Jonathan Dean, an expert on arms control and peacekeeping, at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

His topic will be "Peace and Security in the Post-9/11 World." Dean is an adviser to the Union of Concerned Scientists and former chief U.S. representative at the NATO-Warsaw Pact force-reduction negotiations.

Copies of The 9/11 Commission Report and The Nuclear Turning Point, of which Dean is a co-author, will be available for purchase.

The talk is part of the September Project, a national program that aims to facilitate dialogue about democracy, citizenship and patriotism through public talks, roundtables and performances in observance of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be in a branch of the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 9 to register voters.

Information: 410-313-7750, or any branch library.

Grandmothers for Peace to show documentary film

The Maryland chapter of Grandmothers for Peace will sponsor a showing of the documentary film, Voices in Wartime, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Admission is free. Reservations are not required.

A vigil at Broken Land and Little Patuxent parkways will be held after the movie, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: 410-730-6049.

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