Conservancy to offer summer nature camps

May 29, 2005

The Howard County Conservancy offers summer nature camps from July 11 to Aug. 19 for children ages 8 to 12 at its 232-acre nature preserve at Mount Pleasant Farm in Woodstock.

Camps, which will be held at the new Gudelsky Education Center, are designed to nurture respect for the natural world and to increase awareness of environmental issues.

Topics include wildlife habitats; life cycles; wildlife; grasslands and forests; weather, wind and water; and Maryland history. Camps include an educational component, hikes, nature, games and crafts.

The cost is $250 a week. Information: 410-465-8877 or e-mail:

Book club for daughters, mothers to meet June 8

The Glenwood branch library's Mother-Daughter Book Club, for daughters ages 11-17 and their mothers, will meet at 7 p.m. June 8 at the library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

Participants should take favorite books to share and discuss. Refreshments will be provided.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Grace Trinity church to hold fair June 11

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ will hold a Community Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at the church.

Featured will be a multifamily yard sale, a bake sale, "kids' space," a martial arts demonstration, a snack bar, local business tables, raffles, and a dunking booth occupied by the pastor.

Tours of the historic red-brick church are planned. The church is at 9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick.

Information: 410-795-6546.

River Hill association to hold pool picnic

The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a Family Pool Picnic from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 18 at the village pool, 6330 Trotter Road.

Swimming, music, food and games are planned.

The cost is $2 a person for River Hill residents.

Information: 410-531-1749.



Army Pvt. Christopher M. Valentine, son of Robert P. Valentine of Mount Airy, has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Repairer Advanced Individual Training course at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.

Around town

Democrat to speak:

Terry Lierman, chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, will speak at the Glenwood library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Democrats, politically unaffiliated voters and members of the community are invited to meet with Democratic neighbors, ask questions and offer ideas for the party's platform. David Osmundson, 410-489-0712.

Get a pet:

Members of the staff of the Animal Medical Hospital at Glenwood will talk about "Choosing a Pet/Buying a Horse" June 15 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. "Choosing a Pet - Raising Puppies and Kittens" will be discussed at 6 p.m. "Buying a Horse" will be the topic at 7:30 p.m. Registration, which is encouraged, is to start Wednesday at the branch. 410-313-5577.

Donations sought:

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for a media sale Sept. 9 and 10. Items can be left in a blue box at the side door of the church. Donations are tax deductible. 410-442--2475 or 410-442-1204.

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