National Honor Society collects Toys for Tots donations

December 10, 2006

The River Hill Chapter of the National Honor Society is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Toys can be dropped off at the school's guidance office between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: 410-313-7400.

School offers session on gifted program

Marriotts Ridge High School will hold an Information Night for its Gifted and Talented program at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Information will be presented about Mentor classes, which offer students an opportunity to participate in college-level research, help with assembling a portfolio for college admissions and opportunities for participants to choose their own area of study.

Information: Paul Eckert, 410-313-5432.

Around Town

Roadwork -- The State Highway Administration has completed 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 created a blind spot for motorists making turns at the intersection.

Bible school -- St. James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road, West Friendship, offers Bible school for children and Christian study for adults 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.

Teen crafts -- Teen crafts programs at the Glenwood library include "Holiday Crafting," to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The library is at 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313- 5577.

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. tomorrow 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 is required. 410-313-5577.

At the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a meeting of its Mother/Daughter Book Club, a group for girls ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are served, and registration is not required. 410-313-5577.

The Glenwood branch will offer drop-in winter holiday craft projects for children (parents must stay through the program with children younger than 3) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Parents should allow 20 to 30 minutes for the activity. Registration is not required. 410-313-5579.

Tiny Tots concert -- The 10th Tiny Tots Concert: Music for the Young and Young at Heart, sponsored by the River Hill High School music department, will be 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. 301-854-2974, or www., and follow the links to "Special Events."

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 breast-feeding mothers. Pregnant women and toddlers are welcome. 410- 864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

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