Holiday party to benefit horse rescue organization

Western Howard

November 26, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon will hold its holiday party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 8 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Tickets are $35 a person plus a gift for the horses; after Tuesday, the cost is $40 a person plus a gift for the horses. Tables for 10 people are available.

The ticket price includes an appetizer buffet with beer, wine and soda. A cash bar also is planned.

The band After Hours will play golden oldies (rock 'n' roll from the 1950s-1980s) for dancing. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, and a 50/50 raffle will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the farm's rescued animals - neglected and abused horses and ponies. To see the horses' holiday wish list: www.defhr.org.

The farm, a nonprofit organization, is at 15856 Frederick Road.

Information: 301-854-5037 or 410-442-1564.

School principal to lead discussion

Carl Perkins, principal of Folly Quarter Middle School, will begin his "Coffee and Conversation" series from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 14 with an open discussion of the school's Gifted and Talented programs.

The "Coffee and Conversation" series will continue Feb. 22, March 22 and May 22.

Information: 410-313-1506.

Tiny Tots Concert at River Hill High

The 10th Tiny Tots Concert: Music for the Young and Young at Heart, sponsored by the River Hill High School music department, will be held Dec. 21 in the school auditorium.

A 10 a.m. show is almost sold out; tickets are still available for the 12:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $5.

Information: 301-854-2974, or www.riverhillmusic.org, and follow the links to "Special Events."

Book clubs to meet at Glenwood library

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a meeting of its contemporary fiction book club at 7 p.m. Dec. 4. The group will discuss Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club will meet at the library at 10 a.m. Dec. 6. The group will discuss The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd.

Registration is not required. Books are available at the branch.

Information: 410-313-5577

Teen crafts offered at Glenwood library

Teen crafts programs at the Glenwood library include "Lighten Up Your Winter," a chance to make a light-bulb snowman, for ages 11 and older, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5

"Holiday Crafting," for the same age group, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

Information or registration: 410-313-5577.

Around Town

Roadwork -- The State Highway Administration is completing 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. Single-lane closures along Route 108 and Trotter Road are expected from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays. The project is expected to be finished this month.

Bible school -- St. James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road, West Friendship, offers Bible school for children and adult Christian study from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. The classes are followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Doug Hoffman conducts a continuing afternoon Christian study class at the church. Those who attend determine the topics and duration of the class. 410-442-2020.

Blood drive -- The Woodmont Academy Blood Drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium of the independent Catholic school, 2000 Woodmont Drive, Cooksville. T-shirts will be available for all participants. To schedule an appointment to donate blood: Mary Kay Emadi, 443-996-9542.

Anniversary dance -- The River Hill High School Boosters will present a 10th Dance and Silent Auction, celebrating the school's 10th anniversary, from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. The theme is "Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence." Beer, wine, dinner, a disc jockey and dancing are included. The event is for adults only. The cost is $50 a person. Tables for 10 are available. Diane McDermond, 410-531-9151, or Tonette Matsunaga, 410-531-5501.

Jewish rock music -- Rick Recht, a musician specializing in Jewish rock music, will present a community concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Temple Isaiah in Fulton. A children's show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Recht's interactive family concerts will include hit songs from his new album, Tear Down the Walls. Admission is free and open to everyone. 410-888-9100.

Book signing -- Author Fred Glueckstein will share true stories and photographs of well-known celebrities, artists, writers and horses in a talk about his book, Of Men, Women and Horses, at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Glenwood library. Photographs of thoroughbred champion Gallant Fox, winner of the 1930 Triple Crown, will be on display. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration begins tomorrow. Nov. 27 The library is at 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

La Leche to meet -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a local chapter of the international organization, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. The group offers information, guidance and support to breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women and toddlers are welcome. 410- 864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

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