Prep course to start Aug. 19


August 06, 2006

Registration is being accepted for a preparatory course for the SAT and PSAT tests, to be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 26 at Chapelgate Christian Academy, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville.

The course, which will be taught by Martha Gagnon, is open to all high school students. The cost is $185, including ma- terials.

Information or registration: 410-442-1600, or www.Martha

Democratic club to meet Aug. 15

The Western Howard Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

A discussion of group values and goals is planned.

Information: 301-854-6507.

Horse-care clinic to be held Aug. 19-20

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, 15856 Frederick Road, Lisbon, is offering a two-day horse-care clinic for longtime and new horse owners. The "If Only Love Was Enough" clinic, Levels 1 and 2, will be taught by professional equine instructors.

The clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. The cost is $40 a day.

Participants can learn about horse psychology, health and safety; hoof and dental care; how to examine a horse and take vital signs; the care of older horses, and emergency care; and nutrition and parasites. Those who attend both days will receive advice on boarding, transporting and other topics.

Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Days End has rescued and rehabilitated neglected and abused horses and provided educational services since 1989.

Information: 301-854-5037 or 410-442-1564. Or

Around Town

Get fit -- Clinton James, a certified personal trainer, is offering two four-week sessions of summer youth fitness training for ages 10 to 13. The classes are 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 children of nonmembers. 443-745-1168.

At the library -- The Glenwood library's Contemporary Fiction book club will discuss The Monk Downstairs, by Tim Farrington, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The discussion will be led by library staff members. New members are welcome. Copies of the books are available at the branch. Registration is not needed.

"Decorating 101," a program for teens on how to give a space personal flair, will continue next month with "Locker Decorating 101" from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the library. Registration is required. 410-313-5577.

New mothers' 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 at the Glenwood library. The group is being formed and will hold its first meeting Wednesday. The volunteer nonprofit organization offers information and support, and leaders are available to answer questions. There is no charge. Jennifer Sugar, 410-864-8080, or Jolene Mosley, 410-905-5208.

Reading together -- The Howard County Library has joined Jumpstart, a national nonprofit organization, in "Read for the Record," a celebratory event to engage adults and young children in a shared reading experience. The book recommended for the day is The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Jumpstart mentors preschool children in one-to-one relationships to help build language, literacy and social skills. Children's librarians at the Glenwood and east Columbia branches will offer story times featuring the book, followed by a make-your-own-train activity. Refreshments will be served, and all ages are welcome. Copies of the books will also be available at all branches for reading and to check out. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Registration is required. 410-313-5577.

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