Pupils at Elkridge Elementary School and Elkridge Landing Middle School are selling Pampered Chef kitchen tools to raise money to help pay medical expenses for a bone marrow transplant for Latiea Randolph, a seventh-grader at Elkridge Landing Middle School who was diagnosed with leukemia last year.
Latiea is at home recovering from a round of chemotherapy, said parent Cindy Wolek, sales director for Pampered Chef, whose children, Matthew, 11, and Sarah, 9, attend Elkridge Elementary School.
The Elkridge children are selling a stainless steel whisk, a pink microfiber towel, a pink can strainer, and magnetic clips for refrigerators. The items are called "Help Whip Cancer" tools, and are being sold this month.
The fund-raiser runs through Friday.
Men's social group meets Thursdays at senior center
The men's social group, the S.P.R.I.N.G. Buds, meets at Ellicott City Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays.
The group, which includes several veterans, invites men to engage in lively conversation and reminisce about the past.
S.P.R.I.N.G. is an acronym for Senior Peer Resources, Individuals, Networks and Groups.
The Ellicott City Senior Center will also hold a new support group for people with low vision from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
The group is designed to help people with low vision address the changes and frustrations in their lives.
Information: 410-313-7466, or email@example.com.
Powers of attorney, wills to be senior center focus
Attorney Jac Knust will be at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 25 for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program. He can execute simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes.
The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. There is a sliding scale of fees. An appointment is required.
Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-1400.
Intergenerational dance social set today
Hollifield Station Elementary School will present "Move to the Music," an intergenerational dance social, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the school.
Dance instruction will be provided. Refreshments and door prizes are planned. Families, children and senior citizens are especially invited.
The cost is $2; $10 per family of five or more. The event is sponsored by the school's PTA, the Korean American Senior Association, ESOL Family Outreach, and other agencies and groups.
Garden party fund-raiser slated at Historic Rockburn
The Rockburn Land Trust will hold a garden party at Historic Rockburn, a Colonial home in Elkridge, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 22.
Proceeds will benefit the Save Belmont Coalition's efforts to preserve Belmont Mansion and its grounds from development by Howard Community College.
A silent auction will include framed prints of Belmont, dating from the 1880s, and a letter believed written by Francis Scott Key.
Historic Rockburn is at 6581 Belmont Woods Road. Tickets are $45.