Highland festival Saturday

September 25, 2005

The Greater Highland Crossroads Association will sponsor its Highland Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Routes 108 and 216.

The festival is intended as a social event, allowing residents to get acquainted with more than 40 merchants, community organizations and service providers.

This year's festival will include a stage with hourly performances by area groups, including the Maryland Accordion Club, musicians from Howard County schools, the Kangaroo Kids precision jump-rope team, performers from the Briggs Chaney Dance Center and Young Artists Theatre, and others. A beer garden will serve products from regional brewers. Hourly prize drawings will be held. Food, including hot dogs and sodas, will be sold by Boarman's Country Market. Local restaurants will offer specialties.

An educational family scavenger hunt, with actors representing early citizens of Highland, is planned; those who complete it will be entered into three prize drawings. A community canvas on which visitors may paint will be set in front of Sundog Framemakers and Art.

Dog-obedience demonstrations and equestrian presentations are planned. Greyhound Rescue and Rude Ranch Animal Rescue will have dogs and cats for adoption.

Information: Dan O'Leary, DanielOL@aol.com or Charlotte Williams, 301-596-2003.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon today at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, creamed chipped beef and potatoes. The cost is $8, or $7 for those ages 60 and older. Children ages 6 to 10 pay $6. Younger children eat for free. Information: 410-313-7215.

Military

Graduates -- Jonathan McKee, son of Thomas B. and Jenny B. McKee of Marriottsville, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. He is attending Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg.

Around town

At the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor the next meeting of its Graphic Novel Club, for youth ages 11 to 17, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will discuss favorite comic books and examine their drawing styles. Registration is not necessary. A program on "Preserving Family Keepsakes," including documents, photographs and heirloom fabrics, will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday. 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: 410-313-5577.

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