Rock concert to be held Saturday at River Hill High School

Western Howard

January 14, 2007

River Hill High School will hold its annual RHHStival, a rock concert featuring 12 bands of high school musicians performing on two stages, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the school.

Students from the county's 12 high schools will perform. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and performances will continue until 11 p.m.

Students of all ages are welcome; those not in high school must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Anyone leaving the school will have to pay to re-enter. Refreshments and band merchandise will be for sale.

Bands scheduled to perform include Timmy Han, the Coral Bay Band, Stock Car Syndrome, Morning After, If Alaska, Maverick, Combat Funk, the Ressed, This Lonely Stereo, ... Promise, and Victory by Revenge.

Information: Joseph Fischer, 410-313-7120.

Lunar New Year Celebration set

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a Lunar New Year Celebration, a multigenerational event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville.

Storyteller Linda Fang and others will perform. Activities are to include arts and crafts and a taste of Asian cuisine.

Admission is $10; $25 for a family of fewer than six people.

Information: 410-313-7275.

Learn to prepare chocolate desserts

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a "Decadent Chocolate" class for those ages 55 and older to make something for a special Valentine, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Glenwood Community Center.

Participants will learn to make truffles, French silk pie and other desserts.

The cost is $15.

Information: 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.

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.

Farm estates -- The Maryland Cooperative Extension and the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education will sponsor a Farm Estate Planning Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program is of interest to farmers and owners of farms or other rural land. Those involved in farm estate planning, businesses serving farmers and state and local government may also find the workshop helpful. The workshop, which is free, is open to everyone. Lunch will be provided. Registration is requested as soon as possible. Carolyn Kulp, 410-313- 2707.

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.

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg High School Marching Unit will hold its citrus fruit sale fundraiser again this year. Order forms are available at www.glenelgbands.com; click on the "Fruit Sale Website" link, then click on "January Fruit Sales." Or call Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260. Order forms are also available at the school. Pickup for January sales is Jan. 27 in the school cafeteria.

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.

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