Volunteers needed to help remove invasive vines

August 21, 2005

Howard County Master Gardeners and the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks are seeking volunteers to remove invasive vines from trees in the grassland restoration areas of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, off Southwind Circle.

The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Bring water, gloves, pruners or loppers and dress for the weather.

Information: 410-992-9889.

Marriotts Ridge High to sell spirit wear

The Booster Club at Marriotts Ridge High School will sell spirit wear at Sophomore Orientation, to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and freshman orientation, scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

FOR THE RECORD - The date for the sophomore orientation at Marriotts Ridge High School was incorrect in Sunday's Western Howard notebook in the Howard County edition of The Sun. The orientation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. The Sun regrets the error.

The new school will hold its 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.

Around town

Nature walks:

Howard County Conservancy, at Mount Pleasant Farm in Woodstock, will offer a third free nature walk in its series of three this month. A free butterfly walk, with expert Richard Smith, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. 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.

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