Lisbon firefighters plan bingo for Friday

Western Howard

October 08, 2006

The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company will hold a basket bingo at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company hall, 1330 Woodbine Road, Lisbon. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Prizes are filled Longaberger baskets, pottery and wrought-iron items.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Information or to purchase tickets: Joan Bennett, 410- 489-4933 or Doris Bowman, 410- 489-4821.

School board sets informal meeting

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a "Coffee & Conversation" session from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the media center at Mount View Middle School, 12101 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville.

Parents and others will have an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and chat informally with board members.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Around Town

Road work -- The State Highway Administration is doing a $530,000 resurfacing and safety project along Route 108 (Clarksville Pike), from the west to the east sides of Trotter Road. The project will improve safety at Trotter Road and Meadow Vista Way by slightly lowering the slope of the road, which now creates a blind spot for motorists making turns at the intersection. Day and night single-lane closures along Route 108 and Trotter Road are expected between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays. The project is expected to be completed in late November, weather permitting.

Baseball tryouts -- Western Howard County Travel Baseball will hold spring tryouts for ages 8 and younger through 13 and younger today at Western Regional Park. The tryouts will be run by professional scouts or instructors, who will evaluate fielding, running, hitting, throwing and pitching skills and document the results on a scouting report, which can be purchased. For a schedule of tryouts:

It's happening -- HC DrugFree, a Howard County nonprofit organization working to help teens avoid alcohol and other drugs, will offer a free program, "Drinking and Drugging in Howard County: Find Out What's Happening," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Homewood Center cafeteria. Dying High, a documentary film that shows teens being treated in an emergency room for drug overdoses, alcohol poisoning, car-accident injuries and other trauma caused by substance abuse will be shown. Mike Green of Teens at Risk will lead a discussion and answer questions. Registration is not required. Homewood Center is at 10914 Route 108 (Clarksville Pike). 410-799-4879.

La Leche to meet -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a chapter of the nonprofit organization that offers information and peer support to breast-feeding mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. The topic will be "The Art of Breast-feeding and Avoiding Difficulties." Nutrition and weaning will be discussed Nov. 8. The new chapter is seeking mothers who live in western Howard and are seeking or can offer guidance and support to other breast-feeding mothers. Pregnant mothers and babies are welcome. Jennifer Sugar, 410-864-8080.

5K race -- Marriott's Ridge High School's second Boosters' Mustang Stampede, a 5K race and one-mile fun run, will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 15, rain or shine. Packets for the fundraiser can be picked up from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school, or from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on race day. For a course map or registration information:; or call Craig Stout, 410-750-6326. Volunteers are needed.

Watercolor -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor watercolor classes with Carol Zika for those ages 55 and older, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 8, at Glenwood Community Center. The class is designed for beginners, but continuing students and experienced painters are welcome. A supply list will be discussed at the first class. Early registration is requested. The cost is $33 for a six-week session.

An "Artful Journaling" program for senior citizens, also taught by Zika, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 8. Participants will have a chance to create a journal using notations, artwork and memorabilia, collage, weaving, stitching and transparencies. The cost is $33 for the six-week class, with an additional fee for materials. 410-313-7279.

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