Decorator Show House to be held at Longwood, starting Saturday

September 18, 2005

Historic Ellicott City Inc. will hold its 21st Decorator Show House at Longwood, a house built in 1818 in Glenwood by Dr. Gustavus Warfield.

The property at 3188 Route 97 is being restored and decorated by area designers.

The show house will be open from Saturday to Oct. 23. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The house will be closed Mondays.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. The house is not handicap-accessible. No children ages 10 or younger, including infants, will be admitted.

Information: 410-461-6908, or

Drawing, painting classes at Kiwanis-Wallas center

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor drawing and painting classes for those ages 55 and older from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 26 through Nov. 28, at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center in Ellicott City.

The cost is $44. A supply list will be discussed at the first class; materials, purchased separately, cost about $50.

Registration and payment are due as soon as possible.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Lawyer's services available at senior center Sept. 28

Attorney Gary Peklo will be at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program.

Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes.

The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost of preparing documents is on a sliding scale.

An appointment is required.

Information: 410-313-1400.

Line dancing classes set at Kiwanis-Wallas center

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor Rockin Oldies Line Dancing classes for those ages 55 and older from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center.

Carol Jorgensen, a certified instructor, will teach the class, which is to run through Nov. 4.

The cost is $25. Participants should wear leather or other smooth-soled shoes; sneakers are not allowed.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Around Town

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 this month. 410-313-1950.

Teen relationships:

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 free program is for those 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. Registration is required. 410-313-1950.

Baseball alumni game:

Howard baseball coach Rich Jenkins is putting together an alumni game, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1. The game will be played before the Lions' homecoming football game against Centennial. All former players and coaches are invited. 410-384-9330.

Bridge, pinochle:

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. 410-313-7279.

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