Anti-drug `summit' Tuesday

December 04, 2005

Glenelg High School's parents, students and staff will conduct a "Safe Teens Summit: Making Glenelg High School Drug Free," a conversation about how they can make a difference, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Students and parents are urged to attend.

The meeting will focus on ways to handle drug and alcohol issues in the Glenelg community. Speakers are planned, and a student panel will answer questions. Dinner, which requires reservations, will be provided by the PTSA at 6 p.m.

The program is sponsored by the school's administrators, Student Service team, counselors and PTSA.

Information: Sandy Miles, 410-313-5535.

`Pizza with Santa' set for noon Saturday

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will hold its "Pizza With Santa," an all-you-can-eat event, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the fire station in Clarksville.

Pizza Hut will provide the food. The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older; $4 for children ages 5 to 11. Children to age 5 will eat for free.

Information: 410-313-7215.

Hanukkah Festival scheduled for Dec. 18

The villages of Columbia will present their Hanukkah Festival from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle in River Hill Village Center.

Noa Baum will tell stories. Craft activities and snacks are also planned.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Donations of canned or nonperishable food items are welcome.

Information: Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale through March. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack are offered. Order forms are available at the school or at; click on the fruit sale link. Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

Elegant tours -- The Howard County Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor tours of Historic Waverly Mansion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, with a candlelight tour planned from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The rooms will be decorated with fresh greens. Refreshments and music are planned. There is a small admission free. 410-313-5400, between 9 a.m. and noon.

Book clubs -- The Glenwood library's Contemporary Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Library associate Lucie Pettis will facilitate the discussion. The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will discuss The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The club is known for its lively discussions. Registration is not needed. Copies of the books are available at the branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

Family fun -- Bushy Park Elementary School PTA's Family Fun Committee will sponsor a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria and gymnasium at Bushy Park Elementary School, 2670 Route 97, Glenwood. The event will benefit Books for the Bayou's Babies, an effort to provide books for children who lost theirs in Hurricane Katrina. Children will have an opportunity to purchase books (and get a free book for each one purchased) from Scholastic; the elementary school-level paperbacks will be donated. Each book will be imprinted with the first name of the child who purchased it. Purchasers will make a frame for a certificate that recognizes their donation and can be given to parents or others as a gift. At 7 p.m. the children will watch The Polar Express. 443-812-1804.

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