Howard County's Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held June 2 and 3 at Hammond High School.
Teams are being formed for the community overnight event during which teams camp out while team members walk on a track through the night.
Team captains can register members online at www.acsevents.org/relay/howard, and volunteers can register for a team. Participants can also build Web pages, send e-mail to friends and family and accept online credit card donations.
A team captains' meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Bank Nights, when team captains can turn in funds raised, will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 5 and 18 and May 3, 18 and 30 at the Bain Center.
The 2005 Howard County Relay for Life raised more than $300,000. More than 1,000 people participated.
Information: Debra Wilkenloh, 410-997-8700.
Group sponsoring sessions for parents
The Family Tree, a nonprofit organization, will offer a five-week session of the "Guiding Good Choices" program for parents of children in grades four through eight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, starting Feb. 27, at the east Columbia library.
The program is designed to provide parents with support and techniques to prevent drug use and problem behavior and strengthen family bonds. Dinner will be served. Admission is free, but child care is not provided. Registration is requested.
Registration is also open for Positive Parenting classes, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 7 through April 25, at Columbia Teen Center, 5853 Robert Oliver Place. Classes will include discussion of stress and anger management, positive ways to discipline, assuring a child's well-being and parents' self-esteem.
Admission is free, but child care will not be available.
Information: Carmen Albuerne, 410-889-2300, ext. 1226.
At the library -- The library's Parent/Child Book Club, a group for those ages 9 to 12 to discuss books with their parents and peers, will talk about Deliver Us From Normal, by Kate Klise, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Morning Books With Coffee group will discuss The Man Who Ate the 747, by Ben Sherwood, at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the library. Registration for the book clubs is not needed, and copies of the books are available at the branch.
"Print Your Pics," a program to teach scrapbookers the basics of digital photo editing, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The class will be taught by Kelli Hillmar of Creative Memories.
Registration is open for the east Columbia library's Winter Party for youth ages 11 to 14, to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The celebration will include snacks, games, crafts and music. 410-313-7700.
Also at the library -- Bridge for the Absolute Beginner -- and a refresher for those who need one -- will be offered from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, starting this week, at the 50+ Center at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The cost is $60 for six two-hour classes. An elementary bridge manual, which costs $5, will be used. Registration is due as soon as possible. Linda Brauer, 443-538- 8014.