Fundraiser to help with transplant

November 13, 2005

Century 21 and H.T. Brown Real Estate of Columbia are sponsoring a basket bingo to help a Columbia family in need.

The event, which is to be held Friday at Oakland Mills High School, will benefit the David Hillen Liver Transplant Fund through the National Transplant Assistance Fund of Pennsylvania.

David Hillen, a resident of Oakland Mills, is on an expedited active waiting list at Johns Hopkins Hospital awaiting a liver transplant. The money raised will help pay for his co-pay for the procedure -- $66,000, according to Oakland Mills resident Carole Knister, who is helping with the event.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door, and include 20 games. Prizes are Longaberger baskets filled with gift certificates for restaurants and other local businesses, as well as donated items.

There will be cash prizes, raffles and three specials. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Information or to buy or reserve tickets: 410-884-6053.

Oakland Mills to hold craft event

The Oakland Mills Community Association will sponsor "Stamping with Gina," a chance to produce handmade greeting cards with a store-bought look, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Robert Oliver Place.

The cost is $10, plus a $4 ma- terials fee. Registration is required.

Information: 410-730-4610.

Library chess club to meet Thursday

The Howard County Library Chess Club will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

Players of all ages and ability are welcome but must know how to play. Registration is not needed.

Information: 410-313-7700.

Military

Graduates -- Air Force Airman Kyle I. Goldberg, son of Glenn Goldberg of Kings Contrivance and grandson of Jay Goldberg of Delray Beach, Fla., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2003 graduate of Western High School, Davie, Fla.

Around Town

Jazz club -- Young musicians can learn to play jazz arrangements and participate in jam sessions with musicians from the Council of Elders at the Jazz Club at the east Columbia library. The group meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Those ages 11 to 15 playing any instrument and of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is requested. 410-313-7704.

La Leche League -- La Leche League of Columbia will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road. The topic will be "Talking With Your Employer." Pregnant mothers as well as infants and toddlers are welcome. The group offers information, guidance and support to breastfeeding mothers and those who would like to breastfeed. 410-905-5208 or 410-461-3423. The group will hold a Toddler Meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. The topic will be "Holidays and Vacations with Your Toddler." 410-309-4940 or 410-905-5208.

Baby-sitting class -- The Columbia Teen Center will offer its "Babysitting Made Easy" class, for area teens ages 11 to 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in The Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center. The class covers first aid, emergency procedures, age-appropriate activities and other skills. A certificate is awarded. The cost is $40 for Columbia residents; $48 for nonresidents. Registration is required. Bobbie Whyte, 410-992-3726.

Registration open -- East Columbia Preschool has openings in its Tuesday-Thursday class for 3-year-olds and its Monday-Wednesday-Friday class for 4-year-olds. The school, which enrolls about 60 children, meets at Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way. 410-290-9166, or eastcolumbia preschool.com.

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