Community Notes


October 20, 2004

Watershed group offering workshop on preservation

The planning team of the Lower Patapsco Watershed Restoration Action Strategy will offer a workshop for those interested in conserving, protecting and restoring water quality and natural habitat in the Patapsco River Valley.

The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bureau of Utilities, 8270 Old Montgomery Road, Elkridge, will include presentations on the watershed's history, current conditions and future, a light breakfast, a video on the watershed and a speaker from the Center for Watershed Protection. Breakfast will begin at 8:30.

Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-313-4342.

State official McCabe to speak at meeting

Human Resources Secretary Christopher J. McCabe will speak at the meeting of the Association of Community Services, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. today.

The meeting, which will be held at Patuxent Centre, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, is free and open to the community. Those who attend should take a lunch.

The Association of Community Services, a network of 140 agencies and citizen advocates, works to improve human services in Howard County.

Information: 410-796-7824, or

Tasting event to benefit Hospice of Howard County

Hospice of Howard County will present its 19th Taste & Auction, with a Hollywood theme, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center in Ellicott City.

Cuisine will be provided by 20 Howard County restaurants and caterers, including Crab Shanty, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Iron Bridge Wine Company, Mangia Italian Grill and T Bonz Grille and Pub. Vacation packages and other items (including a Rolex watch) will be auctioned.

Tickets are $65 through today; tickets at the door will be $75.

Proceeds from the live auction will help Hospice of Howard County provide care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Information: 410-730-5072.

Waiting list in effect for Capitol Steps show

Names are being accepted for a waiting list for a performance by Capitol Steps, a nonpartisan political satirical troupe, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

The performance is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Howard County.

Information: 410-730-0142

Volunteer Center sets plans for Make A Difference Day

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County will participate in the 14th national Make A Difference Day on Saturday by sponsoring three projects for volunteers at the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Days End Horse Farm and HoCoPoLitSo (Howard County Poetry and Literature Society).

Gardeners ages 12 and older are needed at the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center in Glenwood (younger children must be accompanied by a parent); painters and carpenters ages 12 and older are needed indoors at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon; and volunteers ages 18 and older are needed to help move the Columbia office of HoCoPoLitSo.

Information or to volunteer: 410-715-3127.

Pavilion panel is to meet, then hold a public session

The Merriweather Citizen Advisory Panel, appointed by the county executive to submit recommendations about the possible purchase and renovation of the pavilion, will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Ellicott Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

At 7 p.m., the panel will move to the Banneker Room and open the floor for public comment.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Congressional candidates to take part in forum

The League of Women Voters of Howard County and the PTA Council of Howard County will sponsor a public forum for 3rd and 7th District congressional candidates from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Theatre at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Information: 410-730-0142.

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