Teen 'Zine editorial meeting set

April 09, 2006

The Miller branch library will hold a meeting of its Teen 'Zine editorial committee from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 17.

Future journalists, poets, cartoonists and publishing barons, ages 13 to 18, are invited to attend. Committee members write and collect articles and stories.

They also handle editing, proofreading and artistic design for the online quarterly 'zine.

Registration is requested. The Miller branch is at 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Information or registration: 410-313-1950.

Youth chess club at Elkridge library

The Elkridge Young Adult Chess Club, for those ages 11 to 17, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

No experience is necessary. All levels of skill are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

Information: 410-313-5077.

Norbel School plans fundraiser

The Norbel School will hold "Spring Fling 2006: An Affair with Local Flair," a fundraiser for the school, at 7 p.m. May 6 at 6135 Old Washington Road, in Elkridge.

Food, music and a silent auction are planned.

Tickets are $75 in advance.

Norbel is an independent school for children, pre-first grade through 12th grade, with language or learning differences, such as dyslexia and ADHD.

The school will hold an open house at 2 p.m. April 23.

Information: 410-796-6700, or www.norbelschool.org.

Military

Deployed -- Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason J. Keyes, son of John F. and Diane B. Keyes of Ellicott City, has arrived at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to support the mission of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He will be assigned to Joint Task Force-GTMO, supporting detainee and interrogation operations. Keyes is a 1986 graduate of Howard High School and received an associate's degree from Dundalk Community College in 2000. His wife, Bonnie, is the daughter of Thomas H. Fleck of Ellicott City.

Completes training -- Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Todd D. Cross Jr., son of Glenna E. Cross of Elkridge, has completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Around Town

Home show -- The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a Home Party Vendor Show, featuring consultants and demonstrations by representatives from Mary Kay, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Avon and others, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Lunch will be available. 410-761-6633, ext. 3.

English practice -- The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, is offering an English Conversation Club for people speaking English as a second language from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays. First-time participants must register before attending a meeting. 410-313-1950.

For girls -- The Elkridge library is offering Girls Group, a chance for those ages 12 to 15 to unwind after school, talk about favorite books, movies and music and try a craft. Speakers will be invited to talk about things that matter to girls. The group is to meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Registration is requested.

Driver education -- The Mount Hebron Viking Backers will offer driver education classes open to everyone. Sessions are scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. weekdays, April 18 to May 1 and May 15-26. Driving time is scheduled after completion of the instruction period. The cost is $375, including classes and on-road training. Students must be at least 15 and have their learner's permits before taking the driving portion of the program. Instruction will be provided by Top Driver Inc. 800-374-8373. Applications are available in the school office.

Scholarships -- Elkridge Adult Athletic Association will accept scholarship applications from area high school seniors until April 19. Information about the scholarships and the application process: Danny Tracy, 410-796-4389.

Extravaganza -- St. Augustine School, 5990 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, will hold an "Evening of Chance Extravaganza" from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. April 29. Food, raffles, a silent auction, electronic horseracing, wheels of chance, beer, wine and dancing are planned. The last ticket drawn during the evening will win $10,000. The winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $125 a couple; 300 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the school's programs. Sherry Mobley, 410-579-1097.

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