County library branch lists programs for teenagers

April 30, 2006

The east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer a series of programs for teens.

"Law Day: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers," a demonstration debate on the merits of the separation of powers in government, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the library. Everyone is welcome to listen and ask questions.

Pupils from Harper's Choice and Patuxent Valley middle schools will debate the resolution: "Homework Should Be Banned in Howard County Public Schools." A judge from Howard County Circuit Court and other speakers will be on hand.

"A Purse of One's Own: Mother and Daughter Financial Lifestyle Seminar," with financial commentator Deborah Owens, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The program, for girls ages 11 to 18 with their mothers, will focus on tips for creating a lifestyle that is consistent with achieving financial goals.

"Raise Your Racquets for Reading," a program of on-court drills and lessons with pros from the Mid-Eastern Tennis Association, including an overview of library material on tennis. The program for ages 5 to 15 is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 13 on the Owen Brown tennis court on Cradlerock Way. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

Information or registration: 410-313-7700.

Senior center offers program on bridge

A drop-in program on playing bridge is being offered at the 50+ Center at the east Columbia library from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays.

A 30-minute lecture is included. Players of all levels are welcome to refresh skills, learn new bridge conventions and meet friends.

Mentoring is available.

The cost is $6.

Information: 410-290-5430.

Arthritis Walk set May 21

The Arthritis Foundation will hold its 2006 Howard County Arthritis Walk May 21 at Lake Elkhorn.

The noncompetitive event offers a variety of distance options to accommodate people with all levels of fitness. Participants can walk in honor of a family member or friend with arthritis. Men, women and children affected by arthritis will lead the way. During the walk, participants will have a chance to write a message on an inspirational Wall of Heroes.

Walkers are encouraged to join individually or as a team by recruiting five or more friends. Leashed pets are welcome.

The event is free, but walkers are encouraged to find sponsors. Registration begins at noon; the walk will begin at 1 p.m.

Information: 877-232-2898 or 410-654-6570, ext. 230. Or register online at

Around Town

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. Wee Friends, parent-and-child classes for ages 18 months to 4 years led by Judy Milke, is offered Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings, depending on the age of the child. Leigh Roberts is conducting an eight-week session of beginner Pilates from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $96 for lien payers; $104 for others. 410-381-9600.

Relay for Life -- A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the Relay for Life 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 www. relay/howard, 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. May 3, 18 and 30 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Debra Wilkenloh, 410-997-8700.

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