Mount Hebron alumni to mark school's 40th

September 04, 2005

Current and former members of the Mount Hebron community are invited to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Mount Hebron High School with a tailgate party, starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 16, before the second game of the football season.

Festivities, which include food, entertainment and games, will be held on the Mount Hebron baseball field. The football game, in which the Mount Hebron Vikings play the Centennial Eagles, is to start at 7 p.m.

Mount Hebron opened its doors in 1965 and operated as a middle school until 1967. Its first high school class graduated in 1971, according to parent Greg Birmingham, spokesman for a committee of administrators, teachers and members of the community that is organizing the celebration.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-313-2880.

Students, parents to meet for teen-relationship talks

Students and parents will meet separately and together for discussions about teen relationships at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

The program for ages 11 to 15 -- "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be Sexy: Teens and Parents Talk" -- will be led by Laura Smit of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Peggy Schultz of the Howard County school system.

Dinner is included. Admission is free. Registration is to begin Sept. 15.

Information or registration: 410-313-1950.

Needleworkers can trade tips at library sessions

The Miller branch library will sponsor "Pins and Needles," an opportunity for beginning and experienced needleworkers to trade tips and tricks, at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 and 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

Participants should bring supplies and current projects. Registration is not needed.

Information or registration: 410-313-1950.

Drop in at rec center to play bridge, pinochle

The Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center will offer free drop-in bridge sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and pinochle sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Table games will also be available.

Take a lunch; coffee, tea and treats will be available. Donations will be accepted for the snack fund.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Around Town

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 continue through the school year. 410-313-1950.

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 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 through September. 410-313- 1950.

Victorian tea:

Friends of Patapsco Female Institute Inc. will present a Victorian Tea and 19th-Century Fashion Show, featuring clothing from the 1800s, at 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Afternoon tea will be served in the early Victorian parlors of the park's Mount Ida Visitor Center; hosts in period dress will serve teas and sweets. The cost is $25. Funds raised will help pay for programs at the park. Reservations are required. The Mount Ida Visitor Center is at 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City. 410-465- 8500.

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