Mount Hebron to present `The Miracle Worker'

Ellicott City/Elkridge

October 22, 2006

Mount Hebron High School will present The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson, the story of Helen Keller, who was the deaf and blind, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. The show is directed by drama teacher Tom Sankey.

The audience will be seated on the stage surrounding the actors. Reservations are recommended.

Tickets are $9. Phone reservations will be accepted.

Information: 410-313-2880.

Mount Hebron High School 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.

Halloween event at Rockburn Park

A Haunted Halloween at Rockburn Park is planned for children ages 7 and older from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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. today and Oct. 29. The cost is $3 a person.

The events are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Elkridge Adult Athletic Association.

Information: 410-313-4624. For accessible transportation: 410-313-4629, 72 hours in advance.

Trick-or-treat event set for Main Street

The 24th "Trick Or Treat on Main Street," sponsored by the Ellicott City Business Association, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

Children are invited to trick or treat in costume. Free treats will be available at more than 100 participating merchants.

Information: 410-750-2803 or www.ellicottcity.net.

Shows planned at Historic Park

In partnership with the Patapsco Female Institute, Fearground LLC will present "The Haunted Ruins" at the institute's Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City.

A family show for children to age 13 and adults will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Friday through Oct. 31. The cost is $6 for children to age 13; $9 for ages 13 and older.

An adult show is offered from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $12; $10 for students, seniors and members of the military.

Information: 301-60-GRAVE or visit www.thefeargrounds.com.

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.

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.

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 and make crafts. The group meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on alternate Fridays. Registration is requested. 410-313-5088.

Kiwanis fair -- Kiwanis of Ellicott City will hold a craft fair and pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.

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.

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