World War II Selective Service to be focus of living-history event

July 10, 2005

The Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum will present "Selective Service in World War II," a living-history event, in conjunction with its continuing exhibition, World War II: The Home Front.

The program will demonstrate the process for registration and induction of civilians into the military after passage of the Selective Service Act in 1940; the classification system, appeals and deferments will be explained.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23. The last admission is a half-hour before closing. Admission is $5; $4 for students and senior citizens. Children to age 13 pay $3; children to age 3 are admitted free.

Information: 410-461-1944, or

Library program to discuss first day of kindergarten

The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will offer "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" a program of stories and activities to mark the important first day for children ages 4 and 5.

The 30-minute program will be offered at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Registration begins Aug. 2.

Information: 410-313-5077.

Moms Club of Elkridge to meet at Willowood Park

The Moms Club of Elkridge, a support group for stay-at-home mothers, will meet at 9:45 a.m. July 20 at Willowood Park on Wesley Lane in Elkridge.

The group visits parks, movies, museums and other venues for conversation and support; their children form friendships and enjoy activities together.

The Moms Club is a non-profit organization with a $25 annual fee.

Information: 410-379-3070, or



Marine Lance Cpl. Bradley J. Garman, son of Edna G. and Walter E. Garman of Ellicott City, and the more than 2,100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are deployed with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group to the Mediterranean Sea in support of the war on terrorism. He is a 2002 graduate of Mount Hebron High School.

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Conversation club:

The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays. The club is intended for adults and teenagers who speak English as a second or third language and who want to practice in a group setting. Registration is requested. 410-313-1950.

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