Columbia Concert Band to perform May 7

April 23, 2006

The Columbia Concert Band will present its spring concert, featuring Alfred Reed's The Hounds of Spring, Hobbits by Johan DeMeij, music from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams and Victory Lopez, and other works, at 3 p.m. May 7 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville.

Admission is free; tickets are not required.

The nonprofit community band, which is affiliated with Howard Community College, has been performing since 1983. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to play challenging band music while entertaining the public.

Information: 301-596-9783, or www.columbiaband.org.

Firefighters to offer breakfast April 30

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, its last of the season, from 8 a.m. to noon April 30 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Sausage, pancakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, gravy and trimmings will be served. The cost is $7; $6 for those ages 60 and older, and $4 for children ages 5 to 10.

Information: 410-313-7215.

Internet safety to be discussed

The Marriotts Ridge High School guidance department will hold an Internet Safety Information Night at 7 p.m. May 3 in the school auditorium.

Members of the Maryland State Police will discuss Internet safety and what parents should know about the sites their children visit.

The school is at 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville.

River Hill village to hold flea market

River Hill village will hold a flea market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 on the village center parking lot, 6020 Daybreak Circle.

Vendor spaces are available.

Information or registration: Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

Around Town`Celebrate Life' -- Glenelg Country School will open its campus to Howard County cancer survivors, their families, doctors and friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today for a student-run Celebrate Life Reception. The event, which will include music, food, door prizes and activities, is being planned in gratitude to the staff of Howard County General Hospital's Center for Breast Care. Speakers are to include Tina Beerman, a registered nurse, cancer survivor and clinical program manager at the Center for Breast Care, and Dr. Stacey Keen, author of Defeating Breast Cancer: A Physician's Story of Healing Martial Arts and Life.

Prep courses -- Registration is being accepted for preparatory courses for the new SAT and PSAT tests. Courses in western Howard County will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 21 at Glenelg High School. Tuition for each course is $175 and includes materials. A portion of the tuition benefits each school. Students should attend on all the dates listed for the location they choose. The classes are open to all high school students. 410-442-1600.

Coffee with principal -- Folly Quarter Middle School invites parents to participate in "Coffee and Conversation" with Principal Carl Perkins from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 18. The monthly meetings offer an opportunity for parents and members of the community to hear about developments at the school. The school's PTA will hold a general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 18.

Glenelg jazz -- Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will hold its Jazz Under the Stars picnic dinner and concert at 5 p.m. May 21 at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine. Proceeds will benefit the Glenelg bands and Marching Unit. Tickets are $30; $15 for children to age 12. Children to age 5 will be admitted free. Tickets must be purchased by May 17. www.glenelgbands.com and click on the "InstaSeats" logo.

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