Community Notes


March 01, 2006

Scholarship deadline extended

The Columbia Association's board of directors has extended the deadline for the Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award to March 15.

The program provides up to six $2,500 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors who have shown exceptional effort in serving the community.

Eligible students must attend a Howard County public or private school, live in Columbia or have a parent working full time on Columbia Association- assessed property, maintain at least a "C" average in school; and have a history of voluntary service to the Columbia community.

Applications must be submitted to Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award, c/o the Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia 21044. Forms are available at high schools, community centers and Columbia Association headquarters. They can also be downloaded at

Information: 410-715-3175.

First CA Kids Day to be held Saturday

The Columbia Association will hold its first KidsDay, a free afternoon of supervised activities, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Supreme Sports Club in Owen Brown village.

The event is to include games, roller- or in-line skating, entertainment and food. Interactive play activities for children of all ages are planned.

The Supreme Sports Club is at 7080 Deepage Drive.

Information: 410-715-3120. Directions: 410-381-5355.

Delegate Bobo plans a town meeting

Del. Elizabeth Bobo, a Democrat representing District 12B in Howard County, will hold a town meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahler Hall in Harper's Choice Village Center.

Bobo serves on the House Environmental Committee. She will discuss education, teacher pensions, the gap in the senior prescription drug program, agricultural and open-space preservation, a paper trail for voting machines, tax equity, clean air and other issues.

A portion of the meeting will be devoted to an update on the redevelopment of Columbia's downtown.

Information: 410-841-3205.

Chinese Feast to aid HCC program

Hunan Manor Restaurant in Columbia will hold its seventh Chinese Feast to benefit Howard Community College's Silas Craft Collegians program, an academic program and supportive learning community designed to help recent high school graduates reach their full potential.

The gourmet dinner will be served continuously from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $35.

All proceeds will go to provide scholarships for Silas Craft Collegians.

The restaurant is at 7091 Deepage Drive.

Information: 410-772-4450.

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