Softball clinic to be held for girls March 25

March 05, 2006

A Lady Raider Softball Clinic for girls in grades five, six, seven and eight will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 25 at Atholton High School.

The camp's goal is to provide instruction in the fundamentals of softball. Campers will receive individual instruction in teamwork, effort, sportsmanship and confidence. Each girl will receive a camp shirt.

The camp will be conducted by the Atholton softball staff and players.

The cost is $30.

Information or registration: 410-313-7065.

Dance to be held Friday at Bain Center

The Bain Center Council will sponsor a dance from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

Music will be provided by the Good Timers. Refreshments will be provided by the Bain Center Council.

Admission is $5, payable at the door.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Bain Center to offer help with legal needs

Attorney Donald J. May will be at the Bain Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 as part of the 60 Plus Will and Legal Screening Program.

He will offer services such as drawing up simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes.

The program, which is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale. Appointments are required.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-5980.

Classes in drawing and painting offered

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer classes in drawing and painting for those ages 55 and older at the Bain Center from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays, March 23 through May 25.

The cost is $55.

Information: 410-313-7279.

Military

Completes deployment -- Navy Seaman Timothy R. Patrick, son of Thomas R. and Mary J. Patrick of Columbia and a 2003 graduate of Atholton High School, has completed a deployment while assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin, based in San Diego. The ship conducted security operations and participated in Exercise Bright Star 2005, in which multinational ground forces trained together to combat terrorists.

Around Town

Seeking candidates -- Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on its village board and one seat on the Columbia Council. The positions are for one-year terms, beginning May 1. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday. Residents can pick up nomination packets at Slayton House. 410-730-3987.

Scrabble -- Slayton House offers Scrabble from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The free activity is for those ages 18 and older. Coffee will be served. Scrabble boards will be provided. or players can take their own. Donations of games are welcome. 410-730-3987.

Swing it -- Ariston and Monica DeLeon will lead an evening of swing dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 24 in the ballroom at Historic Oakland. Participants will learn six-count jitterbug and other swing steps to 1940s big-band music. The DeLeons will demonstrate, then teach the dances. Tickets are $5. No dance partner is needed. Attendance is limited to 60 people. 410-730-4744.

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