Hydrogeologist set to speak at synagogue
Beth Shalom Congregation will sponsor a talk by hydrogeologist Stephen J. Cohen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. He will discuss "Clean Energy and the Environment: The Nuclear Power Alternative."
The talk will be held during evening services today at the synagogue, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.
Admission is free. Information: 410-531-5115.
The congregation will hold "Bonim," a Sukkot event with games and food for children in kindergarten to second grade from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The cost is $6, which must be paid in advance.
Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-5219.
Apple Butter Festival at church tomorrow
Alberta Gary Memorial United Methodist Church will hold its Apple Butter Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Bake sales, a pumpkin patch and a yard sale are planned.
The church is at 9405 Guilford Road, Columbia.
Information: Jean Miller, 410-531-2315.
Festival tomorrow at Woodbine church
Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church, 2601 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine, will hold its Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Apple butter, apple dumplings, baked goods, candy, books, crafts, flower arrangements, a white elephant sale, plants, toys, jewelry, jams and jellies and a lunch that includes crab cakes are planned.
Free showing Sunday of Gore film, `Truth'
The Environmental Ministry of Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane, Clarksville, will sponsor a free showing of Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, at 6 p.m. Sunday.
A question-and-answer session is planned after the movie, and packets of information on global warming will be distributed. Child care will be provided.
`Pumpkin Patch' due to start Monday
The Youth Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County will hold its fourth "Pumpkin Patch" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Oct. 31 at 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia.
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks and fall flowers will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit the church's youth program.
Jewish Student Union plans Open Sukkah
The Howard Community College Jewish Student Union will present its second Open Sukkah, in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The event, which will be led by Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, will be held in the sukkah (a hut or booth with a roof made of branches or bamboo) on the student activities deck, off the Science and Technology Building.
Admission is free. The college is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.
Bet Yeladim slates picnic Oct. 12
Bet Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten will hold a Family Sukkot Picnic at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Those who attend should bring a picnic.
Thrift shop has fall, winter clothing
Trinity Episcopal Church's Gift & Thrift Shoppe, 6010 Waterloo Road at Old Montgomery Road in Elkridge, has fall and winter clothing available. (The shop is at Pfeiffer's Corner, behind St. John's Lutheran Church.)
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month.
The church will sponsor a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.
Counseling center now serves Howard
Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington has extended its services to Howard County.
The Ellicott City office, on the campus of St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, is staffed Mondays and Wednesdays by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, a licensed professional counselor. Information: 202-449-3789, Ext. 706.
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