Kings Contrivance to sponsor Earth Day cleanup April 8

March 19, 2006

The Kings Contrivance Community Association will sponsor an Earth Day Open Space Clean-Up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8.

Free T-shirts and prizes will be offered. Participants can sign in at Amherst House at 10 a.m. and work at organized cleanup sites or choose their own. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Tools, bags, safety vests, rubber gloves and bottled water will be provided, and community service certificates will be available for students who need them. Wear long-sleeved clothing and comfortable shoes.

A rally will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Trash Mountain (Macgill's Common pool parking lot, 10025 Shaker Drive) and prizes and T-shirts will be distributed.

Information or to participate on another date: Rachel Ticar, 410-997-9285, or Anne Dodd, 410-381-9600.

Ballet classes at Amherst House

Sandra Duerr is teaching a ballet class for young children ages 3 to 5 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive. There is a fee.

The class is one of several sponsored by the Kings Contrivance Community Association. Also offered is a six-week session of Hatha Yoga, which begins Wednesday. The cost is $72 for those living on Columbia Association-assessed property; $78 for others. A class for continuing students is offered from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, to April 26.

Wee Friends, parent and child classes for ages 18 months to 4 years led by Judy Milke, are offered Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings, depending on the age of the child. A session is to begin April 24; registration is scheduled to start March 27.

Abrakadoodle Art Education for children in grades one through six is offered Wednesday afternoons. An eight-week session is to begin March 29. The cost is $100 for Columbia Association lien-payers; $112 for others.

8-week Pilates class to start April 3

Leigh Roberts will begin an eight-week session of beginner Pilates from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mondays, starting April 3. The cost is $96 for lien-payers; $104 for others.

Information: 410-381-9600.


Graduates -- Army Pfc. Anthony G. Watson, son of Leah Watson of Owen Brown, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Around Town

Relay for Life -- 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 participants camp out while team members walk on a track through the night. Team captains can register members at, and volunteers can register for a team. 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. Debra Wilkenloh, 410-997-8700.

Lively arts -- Lively Arts for Little Ones! will present a performance by Milkshake for children ages 2 to 5 and their chaperones at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 7 at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center. The Interactive music-making show costs $4.50 for children ages 2 and older and adults. Group rates are available. The Other Barn is at 5851 Robert Oliver Place. 410-730-4610.

Help a neighbor -- The Oakland Mills PTSA is planning a dinner and silent and live auction to help raise money for medical expenses for David Hillen, parent of a student at the school. Hillen is in need of a liver transplant and has been unable to work because of the disease; the cost of a transplant is about $350,000. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Oakland Mills High School. Dinner, which costs $5, will be provided by Outback Steakhouse. Donations are needed for the auctions. Carole Knister, 410-884-6053.

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