Presentation on affordable housing scheduled for Aug. 29

August 07, 2005

The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a presentation on affordable housing at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Claret Hall in River Hill Village Center, Clarksville.

Representatives from the Interfaith Coalition for Affordable Housing will talk about the need for such housing in Howard County and the organization's proposal for "middle-income inclusionary zoning."

Also to be discussed are housing density, myths associated with affordable housing and the design of reasonably priced houses.

The program is co-sponsored by the Columbia village associations.

Registration is encouraged.

Information: Susan Smith, 410-531-1749.

Pottery demonstration to be held Aug. 20

David and Junko Young, owners of Lion Potter in Sandy Spring, will demonstrate the art of throwing pottery at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97 Cooksville.

The Youngs' pottery will be on display at the library this month.

The program is for adults and families. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Fall sports registration set at Marriotts Ridge

The Booster Club at Marriotts Ridge High School will hold fall sports registration night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 12100 Woodford Road, Marriottsville.

A fundraiser at Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill in Long Gate Shopping Center is planned at lunchtime and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The club will receive 15 percent to 20 percent of the proceeds from lunch and dinner carry-out orders, as well as dine-in dinner orders from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A coupon, which can be printed from the school's Web site (www.howard.k12.md.us/ mrhs/), must be presented at the time of payment.

Fall sports tryouts are to begin at 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Student athletes should meet in the gym. Tryouts will continue during the week.

Sophomore orientation is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, and freshman orientation, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

The school will hold its grand opening ceremony from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A sale of spirit wear is to start a half-hour before the ceremony.

Chapelgate academy plans SAT-PSAT prep course

Chapelgate Christian Academy, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will offer an SAT-PSAT prep course from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.

The cost is $175, including materials. The course is open to students from any high school. A portion of the tuition will benefit the school.

Information or registration: Martha Gagnon, 410-442-1600.

Around town`Wacky Wednesdays':

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Wacky Wednesdays," summer activities with books, crafts and discussions for youngsters ages 11 and older. A soap-making workshop is planned from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this week. Registration is required. Materials for the workshop will be provided. "Back to School Crafts," a workshop on how to make desk caddies and magazine files, decorating shoes or a bag, is to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Participants should take a canvas bag, shoestrings or white canvas sneakers to decorate. Registration is required. 410-313-5577.

Nature walks:

The Howard County Conservancy, at Mount Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, will present the second and third free nature walks in its series of three this month. A guided family nature walk is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday and a butterfly walk, with expert Richard Smith, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 27. Walkers should meet at the conservancy's Gudelsky Environmental Education Center on the 232-acre farm. The nonprofit conservancy, which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, is at 10520 Old Frederick Road. Registration is encouraged. 410-465- 8877.

Anniversary celebration:

Maryland Western Horse Association is making plans for its 50th anniversary celebration, to be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. The afternoon will include children's activities, dancing and music provided by a disc jockey, food and displays. Former members are urged to attend. Tickets are $5. The group, a private riding and horse-showing organization, meets at the Howard County Fairgrounds. 410-988-9350 or 410-795-6256.

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