Tiny Tots Concert planned for Thursday at River Hill

Western Howard

December 17, 2006

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 Thursday in the school auditorium, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville.

Grandparents and parents are invited to accompany their children. Elves will greet those who attend.

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

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

SAT course set at Marriotts Ridge

The Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA, in cooperation with the school's guidance department, will sponsor a winter SAT preparation class from noon to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 20. The class will be taught by Martha Gagnon & Associates.

Students planning to take the winter 2007 examination can benefit, as can those who would like to improve scores they received on the October PSAT.

Registration forms are available in the school's guidance office or from Martha Gagnon, 410-442-1600.

Knitting circle to meet Dec. 27

The Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its knitting circle, a casual social group, at 7 p.m. Dec. 27.

Participants should bring their own supplies; no instruction will be given. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club, known for its discussions of contemporary fiction, will meet to discuss The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini at 10 a.m. Jan. 3. Books are available at the branch; registration is not required. The group of retired women welcomes new members.

New at the Glenwood branch is Teen 'Zine, an online newsletter written by teens for teens. The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2 and on the first Thursday of each month. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

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 had created a blind spot for motorists at the intersection.

Toys needed -- 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. 410-313-7400.

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. 410-442-2020.

Principal conversations -- Carl Perkins, principal of Folly Quarter Middle School, will continue his "Coffee and Conversation" series from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 22, March 22 and May 22. 410-313- 1506.

La Leche to meet -- La Leche League of Western Howard County meets 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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