Topic is teen relationships

September 25, 2005

Students and parents will meet separately and together for guided discussions about teen relationships in a program at the Savage branch library called, "Crushes, Going Out and Pressures to be Sexy: Teens & Parents Talk."

The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Discussion will be led by Laura Smit of the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Peggy Schultz of the Howard County school system.

Admission is free, and dinner is included. The program is designed for young people ages 11 to 15 with a parent.

Information or registration: 410-880-5980.

Two county farms are offering tours

A tour of two Howard County farms -- Maple Lawn and Sharp's Farm -- is to be offered Saturday as part of Howard County Farm and City Week. The event is sponsored by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Participants can learn to milk a cow and see calves and some of the 20,000 turkeys at Maple Lawn's dairy and turkey farm. Sharp's at Waterford Farm will offer an opportunity to see beehives and fields of corn that is used to make popcorn. Hayrides will be available.

The cost is $25 for adults; $15 for children, and includes a box lunch (turkey, ham, vegetarian or tuna salad.) A school bus will leave from the George Howard Building in Ellicott City at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.

Space is limited.

Information or registration: 410-313-7275.

`Games Galore' set at the library

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, will offer "Games Galore," an afternoon of favorite games (Scrabble, Life, Monopoly, Club and others) at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18.

Registration is not needed. Those who attend can bring games to share.

The Howard County Library Chess Club will be at the Savage branch at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 19. Players of all ages and levels of skill are welcome, but they must know how to play. Registration is not needed.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around town

Historic tour -- The Laurel Historical Society Inc. will hold its next Historic Walking Tour, guided by local historian and former Mayor Joe Robison, at 2 p.m. today. Sept. 25 The tour will focus on areas along Main Street and will include a discussion of Laurel's history and buildings with architectural styles spanning 150 years. The third in a series of four, the tour will last about 1 1/2 hours. The group will meet at 817 Main St. Registration is not required. Admission is free. 301-725-7975.

Fall classes -- South Laurel Recreation Council is offering fall classes for all ages. Fitness, dance, craft and homemaking classes are offered. Classes are held in elementary schools in the south Laurel area or at the Montpelier Neighborhood Park on Route 197. 301-776- 2805.

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