Library to have holiday program

November 20, 2005

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer a Thanksgiving program for children ages 3 to 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 45-minute program will prepare children for the holiday with music, stories and a craft.

Registration is required.

The library's Graphic Novel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 30.

Young people ages 11 to 17 will be able to discuss favorite comic books and examine their drawing styles. Reading in advance is not necessary, and registration is not needed.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Peace-dance session being offered today

Dances of Universal Peace will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today in the meeting room of the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

The dances are participatory, meditative, circle and partner dances that use phrases, music and movements from Sufi and other spiritual traditions. All the dances are taught.

Children and adults are welcome.

Information: 301-675-6105.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg Marching Unit will hold its citrus fruit sale this month through March. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack will be offered. Order forms are available at the school or at Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

Disaster-preparedness -- The Howard County district of the Red Cross will conduct a free disaster-preparedness training class from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Claret Hall in River Hill Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville. The workshop will cover how to prepare for a natural or manmade disaster; how to make a disaster kit; how to find shelter; when to evacuate, what to do with pets; and being ready for the unexpected. Registration is requested but not required. 410-531-1749.

Book clubs -- Contemporary Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Library associate Lucie Pettis will be the discussion facilitator. The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will discuss The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the library. Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch. 410- 313-5577.

On the farm -- Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road in Brookeville, is offering free hayrides to its fields of pumpkins and squash, Indian corn and popcorn. The farm also has a 5-acre corn maze in the shape of a honeybee. A nature trail, beehives and a farm museum are available. 410- 854-6275, or

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