Ecology Club to screen `Inconvenient Truth'

Western Howard

December 24, 2006

The River Hill High School Ecology Club will sponsor a free showing of former Vice President Al Gore's film about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the school auditorium, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville.

The screening, which is open to everyone, will include a "What Can We Do?" follow-up presentation and a bake sale. Proceeds from the sale will help support the Ecology Club.

The club is working to promote energy efficiency through the increased use of compact fluorescent lighting and has set a goal to collect 100 pledges to substitute a compact fluorescent light bulb for one incandescent bulb. Compact fluorescent bulbs will be for sale at the screening.

Information: Susan Lower, 410-313-7120.

Book club to discuss Dhami's `Bindi Babes'

The Glenwood library's Mother/Daughter Book Club, for daughter's ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10 to discuss Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not necessary.

A program on "Stranger Danger," with Ron and Julie Elrod, owners of the American Academy of Martial Arts, will teach children, ages 5 to 10, how to keep safe around strangers. The session, planned for 2 p.m. Jan. 6, will include a short martial arts demonstration. Registration is to begin Friday.

The Glenwood library is at 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

Information: 410-313-5579.

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 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.

La Leche to meet -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a chapter of the international organization, 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. Toddlers and pregnant women are welcome. 410- 864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

Also at the library -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its Knitting Circle, a casual social group, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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. Copies of the 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. 4 and on the first Thursday of each month. Registration is not required, and all are welcome. 410-313-5577.

SAT course -- 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.

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