Community Notes


August 28, 2005

Church is awarded grant for mentoring program for women

The St. John Baptist Church Evangelism and Outreach Ministry has been awarded a Strategic Initiatives Program grant of $10,000 to launch its Woman to Woman Mentoring Program.

The program will serve African-American females ages 9 through 15 from low-income and single-family households. The target population will come primarily from Wilde Lake and Harper's Choice villages.

In May, the church received an Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Maryland Mentoring Partnership for its Man to Man Mentoring Program.

Information: 410-992-6977, Ext. 1009.

Habitat for Humanity 5K run/walk is Sept. 17

Howard County Habitat for Humanity will hold the sixth HABITFEST 5K Run/Walk and Brunch from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 17.

The event is a fundraiser to help needy families find affordable housing.

The race will begin at Copeland's Restaurant, 102000 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. The registration fee is $25, if received by Sept. 14. On-site registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and will cost $30.

The first 100 registered will receive a HABITFEST 2005 T-shirt, and all participants will receive a complimentary brunch after the race.

Information: 410-480-8120, or

Nominations sought for Sportsmanship Award

In conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Recreation & Parks' Sports Alliance, the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting nominations for the annual Sportsmanship Award in the categories of youth sports coach and youth player.

One coach and one player will be selected to represent Howard County as nominees for the award, which will be presented at the Maryland State House during the next General Assembly session.

The nominations deadline is Sept. 20.

Information: Kurt Mueller, 410-313-4715, or www.hcrpsports. com.

Service group to hold legislative breakfast

The Association of Community Services will hold its legislative breakfast with members of the Howard County delegation to the General Assembly from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills village, Columbia.

The breakfast will include presentations and a question-and-answer period.

The association is a network of 150 nonprofit and for-profit groups, government agencies and residents that advances human services in Howard County through advocacy and education.

The cost is $15 for association members and $20 for nonmembers.

Information or reservations: 410-796-7824, or

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