Community Notes


September 11, 2005

Career fair set for Sept. 19 at Hopkins APL

The Columbia Workforce Center, a division of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, will co-sponsor a career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel.

The fair, which is co-sponsored by Howard County Employment and Training and Howard County Department of Social Services, offers job-seekers access to employers. Those who attend should bring resumes, dress appropriately and be prepared to be interviewed.

Workshops will be offered for veterans, those seeking federal employment and on resume-writing.

Information: 410-312-5778.

Cuts Against Cancer benefit slated today in Columbia

Howard County salons will participate in Cuts Against Cancer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Patrick's Hair Salon, 9194 Red Branch Road, Columbia.

The annual fundraiser for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center offers haircuts for $25 ($35 with blow-dry), manicures for $12, and a 15-minute seated massage for $15. Waxing services will also be provided. Walk-in appointments only are available.

Services are being donated by staff members from more than a dozen Howard County salons.

Information: 410-730-1700.

Volunteers being recruited for disaster preparedness

In cooperation with CERN (Community Emergency Response Network), the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County is recruiting volunteers for disaster preparedness and recovery.

An orientation for volunteers will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the center, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Registration is required.

The center, a clearing-house for volunteer opportunities in the county, has updated its Web site ( to provide information on how community members can help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Information: 410-715-3172.

Peace coalition providing bus ride to anti-war rally

The Howard County Coalition for Peace and Justice will provide bus transportation and carpooling from Columbia for a national anti-war demonstration to be held Sept. 24 in Washington.

The demonstration is sponsored by United for Peace and Justice and ANSWER.

Riders are to assemble at the Broken Land Parkway Park & Ride west lot, at Route 32 and Broken Land Parkway, about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24. The bus will leave Washington at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $15. To reserve a seat, send a check by Sept. 19 to HCCPJ, P.O. Box 6446, Columbia 21045, and write "9/24 bus" on the memo line. Riders are also asked to provide an e-mail address or phone number.

Information: M.E. Atkinson, 301-774-3636, or www.friendsof Or e-mail the Howard County Coalition at forpeace@aol.

Neighbor Ride service needs volunteer help

Neighbor Ride, a program that matches volunteer drivers with seniors who need transportation to medical and other appointments, is urgently seeking volunteers.

Drivers use their own vehicles. An orientation is provided.

Information: 410 884-7433.

The Arc is sponsoring a luxury-car raffle

The Arc of Howard County is sponsoring the raffle of a luxury car to raise funds for its residential services program.

A thousand raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each for a chance to win a Porsche Boxster or six-cylinder Porsche Cayenne SUV. A cash option of $30,000 is also available to the winner of the raffle.

Purchase three raffle tickets and get a fourth free. The drawing will be held Oct. 12 at a president's breakfast for donors and other friends of the Arc.

To purchase tickets: 410- 730-0638, or www.archoward .org.

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