The student council of Burleigh Manor Middle School will hold a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 3 to raise funds to upgrade and purchase advanced technology for the school.
Advisory classes will assemble baskets of products and certificates for services to be auctioned.
Donations of products, certificates for services, coupons and other items are needed by Oct. 22. Monetary donations also are welcome.
Information or to make a donation: Tony Miceli, 410- 313-2507 or email@example.com.
Fall planting discussion at Miller library branch
Master Gardener Judy Petersen will discuss good gardening practice for fall planting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Registration is encouraged.
Navy Seaman Recruit Chris D. Turner, son of Daniel P. and Brenda S. Turner of Elkridge, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2003 graduate of Houston High School of Germantown, Tenn.
Ellicott City Senior Center is offering PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) classes from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 8 at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. A Korean interpreter is available. Cost is $20 for 16 classes. Karena Krumhansl, 410-313-1421.
The Ellicott City Senior Center will offer a six-week tai chi exercise class from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays, starting tomorrow. Tai chi offers increased balance, flexibility and calm. Cost is $30. A calligraphy class with Jackie Shiffer will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, this week through Nov. 4. Cost is $35. The center is at 9401 Frederick Road. 410-313-1400.
Mount Hebron High School will hold a candidates' forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the school auditorium. Candidates for the Board of Education - Frank Aquino, Diane Mikulis and Mary Kay Sigaty - will address topics such as overcrowding, redistricting and budgeting, and answer questions. The event is sponsored by the PTAs of Mount Hebron High School; Patapsco Middle School; and Hollifield Station, Waverly, Worthington, Northfield and St. John's Lane elementary schools. 410-461-8027.
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks sponsors a morning of drop-in duplicate bridge from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, Route 144 in Ellicott City. Drop-in bridge and pinochle groups are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at the center. Pinochle players meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be available. Donations will be accepted for the snack fund. The center's community service knitting and crocheting group, which creates items for hospitals, charities and senior centers, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Donations of acrylic yarn are appreciated. 410-313-7279.