Horse-rescue operation to hold a carnival June 25

Western Howard

June 12, 2005

Days End Farm Horse Rescue will hold a carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25, rain or shine.

Visitors can see the more than 50 horses that live at the farm, enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, balloon darts and other games. Food, music, a 50/50 raffle, "Bubba's Bargain Barn" and other treats are planned.

Since its founding in 1989, the farm has helped more than 1,000 horses. Proceeds from the carnival will help support the farm's mission, "protection for horses ... education for people."

Days End Farm is at 15856 Frederick Road in Lisbon. Admission to the carnival is $5 a family; $2 for adults and $1 for children to age 12. Those younger than age 6 will be admitted free.

Information: 301-854-5037.

Five bands to perform at Oliver's Carriage House

Andrew Sasser, a junior at River Hill High School, is presenting a show of five bands from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia. Tickets are $7.

Sasser produced the event as part of a Gifted and Talented Program research project focused on independent record labels and music promotion.

Proceeds from the concert will be used for a compact disc compilation of local and national bands, which Sasser has organized.

His goal is to sell the recordings and contribute the money to the Heifer Project, which provides livestock and training to help families around the world become self-sufficient.

Oliver's Carriage House is at 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia.

Military

Graduates:

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. The course is designed to train soldiers to operate and repair electrical, hydraulic and mechanical assemblies, cables, modules and components on multiple launch rocket systems.

Around town

Get a pet:

Members of the staff of the Animal Medical Hospital at Glenwood will present "Choosing a Pet/Buying a Horse" on Wednesday 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 is encouraged. 410-313-5577.

Pool picnic:

River Hill Community Association will sponsor a family pool picnic from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the village pool, 6330 Trotter Road. Swimming, music, food and games are planned. The cost is $2 a person for River Hill residents. 410-531-1749.

Sports camps:

River Hill High School Boosters will offer summer sports camps to help young athletes improve their skills, starting June 20 at the school. More than 20 camps will be offered. The one-week camps will run through Aug. 12. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $115 a camp. Forms are available in the school office; or 410-313-7114.

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