Teen Advisory Board plans to meet at library June 6

May 21, 2006

The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold a meeting of its Teen Advisory Board from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. June 6. Those who attend can meet with friends, enjoy a snack and share ideas about library programs and new books.

The program for youth ages 13 and older is held on the first Tuesday of each month.

Registration is to begin Tuesday.

The Teen 'Zine Editorial Committee will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 at the library. Future journalists, poets, cartoonists and publishers, ages 13 to 18, are welcome to join the staff of the library's new teen magazine. Members write and collect stories, edit, proofread and design for the quarterly online publication.

Registration is to begin June 5.

"Cram Jam" sessions for high school students will be held at the library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 12. Participants will have access to "Live Homework Help," a library tutorial program with online tutors, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. Refreshments will be available.

Information: 410-313-1950.

`Bye Bye Birdie' set June 2 and 3

Patapsco Middle School is presenting Bye Bye Birdie, with a large cast and live jazz band, at 7:30 p.m. June 2 and 3 at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City.

The musical is directed by Judy Templeton and Brian Best. Musical direction is by Kathy Miller; instrumental direction, by Robert Chamberlain.

Tickets are $7 at the door.

Trinity Episcopal's flea mart set June 3

Trinity Episcopal Church, 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 on the church parking lot.

Food, cooked by members, and beverages will be for sale. Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning, hamburgers and hot dogs in the afternoon.

Spaces for tables are available for $10; $15 with a table. Information: 410-799-7080.

Around Town

Spaghetti dinner -- Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. On the menu are spaghetti, salad, bread, drinks and dessert. Beer and wine will be available to purchase separately. Door prizes will be awarded during the event. The cost is $7; $6 for senior citizens. Children ages 5 to 12 pay $3; those younger than 5 eat for free. 410-761-6633, ext. 8.

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.

Legal program -- As part of the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program, attorney Stephen R. Elville will be at Ellicott City Senior Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to offer services to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. Services will include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. Appointments are required. The cost is on a sliding scale. The program, which is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is available on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 410-313-1400.

Chess club -- 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. No experience is necessary. All levels of skill are welcome. Snacks will be provided. 410-313-5077.

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. on alternate Fridays. Registration is requested. 410-313-5088.

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