River Hill to celebrate Grandparents' Day

September 04, 2005

The River Hill Community Association will celebrate Grandparents' Day on Saturday with a continental breakfast, a keepsake craft activity and photos, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle.

The cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children.

The River Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17. The association will advertise the sale date, place signs in the community and distribute balloons for street signs.

A charity collection truck will be at the River Hill pool from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to collect items not sold. Household items that require installation and metal desks will not be accepted. Electrical items must be in good working order.

Residents should contact the village office by Sept. 12.

Information: 410-531-1749.

Glenwood library slates programs for this month

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold its Mother-Daughter Book Club, for mothers and daughters ages 11 and older, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

The group will discuss The Egypt Game by Zelpha Keatley Snyder. Registration is not necessary.

The library will offer "Libraries Mean Business: The ABCs of Internet Selling," at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Participants will learn the basics of using the Web as a marketplace from representatives of the Small Business Administration.

A Knitting Circle, for those who would like to knit in a casual social group, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Bring supplies. There will be no instruction. Registration is not needed.

The Graphic Novel Club, for ages 11 to 17, will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the library. Participants will discuss favorite graphic novels (comic books) and examine their drawing styles. Participants need not read the books in advance, and registration is not necessary.

A program on "Preserving Family Keepsakes," including documents, photographs and heirloom fabrics, will be offered at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

Anita Carrico of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and quilt expert Rosemary Clark will conduct the program, which is part of the Howard County Farm-City Celebration. Registration is to start Sept. 15.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Attorney to assist aging in preparing documents

Attorney Valerie Rocco will be at the Western Howard County Center, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy, for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

Services, which are open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older, include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The cost of document preparation is on a sliding scale.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-5440.

Around town

Heart of Maryland:

The Heart of Maryland Barbershop Chorus will give two performances at River Hill High School in Clarksville for its annual fundraising concert at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 17. The program will also feature a number of quartets, including the Ringers, All in Accord and the River Hill High School barbershop quartet. Tickets for the Sept. 17 performances are $18 for preferred seating; $12 for general seating. Joe Chilcoat 410-788-8695.

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 in West Friendship. The afternoon will include children's activities, dancing and music provided by a disc jockey, food, displays and recognition of the organization's past presidents. Former members are urged to attend. Tickets are $5. The group, a private riding and horse-showing organization, meets at the fairgrounds. 410-988-9350 or 410-795-6256.

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