Mother-daughter club to meet at library

July 02, 2006

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its Mother-Daughter Book Club, for girls ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 12.

The group will discuss Witch Child by Celia Rees.

Registration is not required. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Horse program plans open house

Bridge of Light Healing LLC has begun a "Healing With Horses" program at Moon Rising Farm in Boyds. The program will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15, rain or shine.

Visitors can meet the horses, see demonstrations and hear about the use of horses in healing and personal development. Programs for individuals, families and children ages 12 to 18 will be presented. Refreshments will be served.

The farm is at 21800 Slidell Road.

Information: 301-335-2340, or


Graduate -- Army Pvt. Steven J. Entsminger, son of Lisa Fletcher of Sykesville, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Around Town

Summer camps -- Marriotts Ridge High School is accepting registration for its Mustang Boosters Club Summer Camp, which offers athletic programs throughout the summer for children in grades three through eight. Activities will include lacrosse, softball, baseball, football, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. The cost is $125 a camp, including a camp shirt or reversible practice jersey and camp awards and certificates. Ken Hovet, 410-531-0577.

Get fit -- Clinton James, a certified personal trainer, is offering two four-week sessions of a summer youth fitness training for ages 10 to 13. The classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at Triumph Fitness Center, off Carrs Mill Road. The cost is $48 for four weeks of classes for members' children and $64 for nonmembers. 443-745-1168.

July 4 and 21 -- River Hill Community Association will sponsor an Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clarksville Middle School, ending at the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department. This year's parade will pay tribute to the symbolism of the American flag. Residents are invited to stand along Great Star Drive to watch the parade or enter their neighborhood or organization in the event. "It's Summer," an evening of ice cream and a free concert in the village center courtyard, is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 21. Anyone who presents an "It's Summer" coupon will receive a free ice cream sundae. Tickets for both events and coupons are available at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410- 531-1749.

Lively talk -- Western Howard County Seniors Book Club, a group of retired women known for their lively discussions of contemporary fiction, will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. The group will discuss Miss Julia's School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross. The group is open to new members. Copies of the books are available at the branch. Registration is not necessary. 410-313-5577.

Crafts for teens -- The Glenwood library will offer hands-on programs:

"Bead It!" -- a workshop in creating jewelry, hair gear and bookmarks using beads, hemp cord and string will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 19. Materials will be provided. Registration is to begin Wednesday.

An informal social group for knitters will meet at the library at 7 p.m. July 27. Take your own supplies; instruction is not provided. Registration is not required.

"Decorating 101," a workshop on projects to give spaces a personal flair, will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 29. Materials will be provided. Registration begins July 15. 410-313-5577.

New group -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a support group for breastfeeding mothers, will meet 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is being formed and will hold its first meeting Aug. 9. A meeting place is to be determined. The volunteer nonprofit organization offers support, and leaders are available to answer questions. There is no charge. Jennifer Sugar, 410-864-8080 or Jolene Mosley, 410-905-5208.

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