Mount Hebron plans homecoming events

Ellicott City/Elkridge

October 15, 2006

The Mount Hebron High School marching unit will lead the school's Homecoming parade at noon Saturday. The parade will begin at Resurrection Church, marching through the Valleymede neighborhood and to the game.

Game time is 2:15 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

The Mount Hebron Touchdown Club will hold its annual Homecoming Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. Pancakes, sausage, hash brown potatoes, juice and coffee will be served. The cost is $5 a person, $3 for senior citizens and staff. Children age 5 and younger eat for free. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased from any Mount Hebron player.

The school's marching unit will participate in the Mount Hebron/Orchards Neighborhood Halloween Parade at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Everyone is invited to join them in costume along the parade route and enjoy a performance at the end of the parade in front of Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church.

Information: Bob Johnston, 410-313-2880.

Stressless Tests classes scheduled

The Stressless Tests program for middle school pupils will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City.

The cost is $165. Classes are limited to 15 students.

Information or to register: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659, or www.stresslesstests.org.

Around Town

Road construction -- Because of construction on Toll House Road in Ellicott City, Howard Transit Yellow Route service between the Long Gate shopping center and the Howard County government complex will be diverted to U.S. 29. Intermediate stops on Main Street, Ellicott Mills Drive, Frederick Road, Toll House Road and Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City will not be served. The diversion will be in effect until construction is complete. For updates: 800-270-9553 or www.howard.transit.com.

Painting workshop -- The Ellicott City Senior Center will offer a three-session watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced artists from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow and Oct. 23 and 30. Participants will plan a painting, learn watercolor techniques and styles, and frame their paintings. The cost is $20 for the series. Registration, which can be done at the senior center, is required. Information or to discuss materials: Carol Zink, 410-465-7986.

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

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 players of all levels are welcome. Snacks will be provided. 410-313-5077.

Halloween -- A Haunted Halloween at Rockburn park is planned for children ages 7 and older from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Oct. 27 and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 28. The event includes a hayride, an old house and goblins. The cost is $8 a person. A not-so-scary Halloween event for children ages 2 to 7 is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 29. The cost is $3 a person. 410-313-4624. For accessible transportation: 410-313-4629, 72 hours in advance.

Open house -- The Norbel School, 6135 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, will hold an open house at 2 p.m. Oct. 22. The school offers an individualized educational program for bright, capable, learning-disabled students. Applications are being accepted for the current school year. Frank Pugliese, director of admissions, 410-796-6700, or www.norbelschool.org.

Legal help -- An attorney will be at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month for the 60-Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program. Services offered include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost of document preparation is on a sliding scale. The program, which is sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, requires an appointment and should be scheduled well in advance. Some November appointments are available. 410-313-1400.

Kiwanis fair -- Kiwanis of Ellicott City will hold a craft fair and pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at Kiwanis Wallas Park, at Route 144 and U.S. 40 in Ellicott City. Admission to the fair is free. The breakfast costs $5; children to age 8 eat for free. Table renters also get a free breakfast. Proceeds from table rentals and refreshments will help support Kiwanis community and charitable projects. Gus Katsampis, 410-465-1891.

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