Rescue organization recognized for work

December 25, 2005

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a nonprofit, volunteer animal welfare organization, is the 2005 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners equine welfare award, the Lavin Cup.

Named for veterinarian Dr. A. Gary Lavin, the award is presented to a non-veterinarian or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional compassion toward horses or developed and enforced guidelines for their welfare.

Days End Farm won the award for its work in rescue and rehabilitation, education, community outreach and animal disaster recovery.

Kathleen Schwartz, the farm's executive director, said the award recognized everything the farm has done to promote the welfare of horses, including establishing guidelines for rescue facilities and for use in court cases.

The farm rescues horses that have been impounded by Animal Control and trains equine cruelty investigation officers in Maryland and nationally. More than 1,000 abused or neglected horses have been rescued in the past 16 years, Schwartz said.

Military

Completes training -- Navy Seaman Kelli V. Bobb, a 1994 graduate of Glenelg High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Around Town

At the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Penguins on Parade," a program of stories, activities and a craft for children age 4 and older to explore the world of penguins, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 4. Registration begins Wednesday. Information or registration: 410-313-5579.

"Play Partners," a drop-in program for infants and toddlers to age 23 months (with an adult) will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14. Registration is not needed.

"3, 2, Fun!" - a program of stories, activities and games for preschoolers ages 2 and 3 with an adult - will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. Registration is not needed.

"Pajama Time!" - a program of stories and songs for all ages before bedtime - will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 15. Children to age 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome. Registration is not needed.

A scavenger hunt for children ages 6 to 10, "In Search of ... at the Library," will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 21. Registration begins Jan. 14.

And "Out in Space," a program for children ages 6 to 10 on the mysteries of space, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Registration begins Jan. 16.

Also at the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its Western Howard County Seniors Book Club at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 to discuss Light on Snow by Anita Shreve. New members are invited. Registration is not needed, and copies of the books are available at the branch. 410-313-5577.

The Mother/Daughter Book Club, for girls age 11 and older and their mothers, will discuss The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Refreshments will be served.

The Graphic Novel Club, a group for youth ages 11 to 17, will discuss favorite titles, styles and drawing techniques from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library. Registration is not needed.

Genealogy at Your Library, a program on discovering resources for exploring ancestry, including books, magazines, databases and the Internet, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Registration is required.

High school play -- The River Hill High School drama department will present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, written by Dale Wasserman and based on Ken Kesey's book of the same name, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 14 and 15 in the school auditorium, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. The black comedy contains difficult subject matter; parental discretion or supervision is strongly advised. The drama department suggests that children younger than 13 who attend be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Sales begin Jan. 3 at the River Hill High School Media Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and near the school's dining hall from 10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. weekdays. Tickets will also be available up to 1 1/2 hours before each performance. 410-313- 7120.

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 www.glenelgbands.com; click on the fruit-sale link. Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260.

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