Safety during Senior Week to be discussed

April 10, 2005

Ocean City Police Office Howard Caplan will speak to River Hill High School students and their parents from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about staying safe in Ocean City during Senior Week.

The program, "Spring Fever, Prom, Senior Week -- Play It Safe," is intended to provide alcohol-free and drug-free activities and guidance to teenagers before they spend Senior Week at the beach.

A 30-minute film, Dying High in the ER, will be shown.

Information: 410-531-9990.

Growing native plants to be discussed April 21

Ron Graunke, who owns a native plant nursery near Mount Airy, will talk about growing native plants, which help support local wildlife and don't require fertilizers or pesticides, and about habitat restoration projects he has done, at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Mount Airy library.

The program is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. Admission is free.

Information: 410-795-6546, or www.centralmdaudubon.org.

Military

Returns from deployment: Army Spec. John H. Hunt III, son of John H. and Janet Hunt of Glenwood, has returned to Mannheim, Germany, after a deployment to Kuwait and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is regularly assigned to the 72nd Signal Battalion and has received the Army Commendation Medal.

Around Town

At the library: Master gardeners will discuss do-it-yourself tricks useful in growing plants from seed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Registration is encouraged. 410-313-5577.

Acoustic blues, jazz: Barbara Martin and Mac Walter will perform acoustic blues and jazz at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin's Station restaurant, 7618 Main St., Sykesville. The dining room opens for seating and dining at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17. 410-795-1041.

Garage sale: Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary Inc. in Woodstock is holding a "Huge Fund-raising Garage Sale," with antiques, collectibles, jewelry, glassware, books, toys, exercise equipment, appliances, clothes and furniture, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this month. Customers can fill a bag with clothing for $5. Proceeds from the sale will help pay for the care of sanctuary animals. The sanctuary is at 10790 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. 410-418-8899.

Writers' circle: The Glenwood library will offer a Writers' Circle, for aspiring authors who want to share their original writing with other writers, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 21. The group will offer feedback and support. 410-313-5577.

Earth Day: The Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant will hold its Earth Day celebration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at Mount Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. The day will feature tree-planting and cleanup at the reserve. Participants should take a picnic. The event is co-sponsored by the Howard County Master Gardeners program, the Howard County Bird Club and the Sierra Club. A Bird Walk is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; tree planting and cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon; a master gardener composting demonstration is planned at 11 a.m.; picnicking and self-guided nature tours are scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. 410-465-8877.

Donations sought: Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its 10th Media Sale on Sept. 9 and 10. 410-442-2475.

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