Elkridge community group elects officers

July 17, 2005

The Greater Elkridge Community Association has elected officers and scheduled its membership meetings for 2005-2006.

Valerie L. McGuire is president; Howard L. Johnson is first vice president.

The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Nov. 17, Jan. 26, March 23, and May 25 at Norbel School, Washington Boulevard, Elkridge.

Information: 410-379-5329 or 410-796-2271.

Moms Club chapters set meeting plans

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

The group visits parks, movies, museums and other venues for conversation and support; its members' 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 www.momsclubofelkridge.org.

The MOMS Club of Ellicott City -- South chapter will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glenmar Road, Ellicott City.

Information: www.geo cities.com/momsclubofec/.

Howard High Class of '85 seeks address information

The Howard High School Class of 1985, which is planning its 20th reunion, is seeking mailing and e-mail addresses for members of the class.

Information or to submit an address: Cathy Pryor, 410-379- 0315 or HowardHigh1985@ aol.com.

Military

Deployed:

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kurt M. Vogler, son of Lidia A. and Thomas D. Vogler of Ellicott City, and 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. The 1998 graduate of Centennial High School joined the Marine Corps in December 2003.

Around Town

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.

Gardening advice:

The Miller branch library is offering drop-in question-and-answer sessions with master gardeners from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to Sept. 30. Those interested are invited to discuss gardening concerns or take plant samples. 410-313-1950.

New teen 'zine:

Those ages 13 to 18 are invited to join the staff of the Howard County Library's new teen magazine. Staff members will write and collect articles, edit, proofread and design the quarterly print and online magazine. Planning will begin during the summer and continue through the school year. Anyone interested should attend a meeting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Registration is required. 410-313-1950.

Selective service:

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, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 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 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. 410-461-1944, or www.ecbo.org.

Getting ready:

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 is to begin Aug. 2. 410-313-5077.

Book covers available:

Third-grade artists at Rockburn Elementary School in Elkridge have provided illustrations for new Howard County farm book covers. Each cover in the three-set collection shows local landscapes and farms as painted by the young artists. The covers are printed on glossy paper and are available free to Howard County elementary school-age children in Suite 500, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, or at the Howard County Fair, in the Main Exhibition Hall at the fairgrounds. 410-313-6500, or www.hceda.org.

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