Legal screening program to be offered at senior center

August 06, 2006

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will offer its 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Attorney Thomas A. Burns will be available to draw up simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes.

The program is available to Howard County residents, ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale.

Appointments, which are required, must be scheduled as far in advance as possible.

Information: 410-313-1400.

SAT, PSAT courses at Mount Hebron

The Mount Hebron Viking Backers will sponsor preparatory courses for the October PSAT and SAT tests, taught by Marian McCain, a former mathematics teacher at Centennial High School.

Classes, which will be held Wednesdays in Room 121 at Mount Hebron High School, are scheduled from Aug. 30 through Oct. 11, with additional classes Oct. 2, 9 and 16.

Sessions are offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $395.

Information: 410-461-9057.

Children's programs at the Miller branch

This month's children's programs at the Miller branch library include "Sense-ible Stories," a program for ages 3 to 5 to explore the five senses, at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required.

"Unsolved Mysteries from U.S. History," a chance for youngsters ages 7 and older to solve three mysteries from America's past, will be offered at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required.

"Kindergarten, Here We Come!" -- a program of stories and activities to help mark the transition for children ages 4 and 5, will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Registration is to begin Wednesday.

The library is at 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-1955.

Military

Arrives for duty -- Army Capt. George A. Mitroka, son of George and Nancy C. Mitroka of Ellicott City, has arrived for duty at Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a 1996 graduate of Centennial High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2000 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Around Town

Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club, for people who speak English as a second or third language, from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.

At the library -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will offer "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" -- a program of stories and activities to help children entering kindergarten make the transition -- will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration is requested. 410-313-5085.

School registration -- Hollifield Station Elementary School is accepting registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Kindergartners must have been born between Oct. 1, 2000, and Sept. 1, 2001. Parents must be residents of Howard County and live in the Hollifield Station school district. A picture identification, current lease or deed, current utility bill, pupil's birth certificate and proof of immunization (unless a religious exemption is claimed) are required at registration. The custodial parent must register the child. 410-313- 2550.

Chess club -- Elkridge Young Adult Chess Club for 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, and all skill levels are welcome. 410-313-5077.

For girls -- The Elkridge library is offering Girls Group, a chance for girls ages 12 to 15 to meet and talk about favorite books, movies and music. The group meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on alternate Fridays. Registration: 410-313-5088.

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