Fire company plans basket bingo

West County

October 09, 2005

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will sponsor basket bingo at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the fire hall, 1330 Woodbine Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance (including one free game) or $18 at the door. Each ticket includes 20 games and door prizes. Specials and raffles are also planned.

Winners receive Longaberger baskets, pottery or wrought-iron items filled with prizes.

Information: Joan Bennett, 410-489-4933 or Doris Bowman, 410-489-4821.

Audubon Society to sell birdseed

The Audubon Society of Central Maryland is selling birdseed for backyard feeders this month. Proceeds will support the chapter's wildlife sanctuaries.

Order forms are available at local libraries or can be found at and mailed. Seed can be picked up Oct. 29 at Clarksville Elementary School or Nov. 5 at Prospect United Methodist Church, on Old Annapolis Road northwest of Mount Airy. Distribution times are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Information: 301-831-5060 or 410-795-6546.

Around town

Farm weekends -- Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road in Brookeville, is offering free hayrides to its field of pumpkins, gourds, squash, Indian corn and popcorn. The farm's 5-acre corn maze is in the shape of a honeybee. A nature trail, observation beehives, a farm museum and a chance to feed farm animals, face-painting and scarecrow-making are also available. 410-854-6275 or

Book club -- The Glenwood library will sponsor a meeting of its Mother-Daughter Book Club, for mothers and daughters ages 11 and older, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The group will discuss Ruby Electric by Theresa Nelson. Registration is not needed. Refreshments will be served. The library's Graphic Novel Club, for ages 11-17, will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. The group discusses favorite graphic novels (comic books) and examines their drawing styles. No reading is required, and registration is not needed. The library is at 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

Children's programs -- Children's programs this month at the Glenwood library include "Pirates Ahoy!" for ages 5 and older, with pirate songs, stories and a craft, at 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Registration is required. "Fall into Science," a program for ages 3-6 of simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature, will be offered at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Registration begin Oct. 21. "Halloween Craft Days," a 20- to 30-minute program for young children, will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The program, which includes crafts is for families. Children younger than age 2 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not necessary. 410-313-5579.

Open house -- The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Clarksville firehouse. Rides will be offered on the firetruck, and a kids' safety house and a helicopter, snacks and take-home prizes will be available for children. 410-313-7215.

Keeping kids safe -- A workshop on preventing drug abuse, for ages 11 to 15 and their parents, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Topics include talking with children about drugs, preventing abuse, adverse health effects, risk factors and the legal consequences of substance abuse. The substance abuse prevention coordinator for the Howard County Health Department will facilitate. The program, which will be offered at the Miller branch library in Ellicott City on Oct. 19, is co-sponsored by the Horizon Council and the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. Admission is free and includes dinner. Registration begins Tuesday. 410-313-5577.

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