Junior Firefighters to hold Valentine's youth dance

Ellicott City/Elkridge

February 04, 2007

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a Valentine's youth dance for ages 9 to 15, to be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse, 6285 Old Washington Road, Elkridge.

Tickets, available at the door only, are $8.

Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 5.

Elkridge group offers scholarships

The Elkridge Adult Athletic Association is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship program for high school seniors.

Applications are available in guidance offices of area high schools. Students active in sports and community activities are especially encouraged to apply.

Information: Danny Tracy, 410-796-4389.

Mother-daughter high tea is offered

The Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park will offer a Victorian Mother-Daughter high tea in the parlors of Mount Ida, the visitor center of the once renowned girls school in Ellicott Mills -- now Ellicott City. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 25.

Hostesses in period dress will serve teas, sweets and savories. The halls and parlors display furnishings, art and garments appropriate to the girls' school.

The cost is $18. Daughters should be in fourth grade or older.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-465-8500.

Around Town

Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays for people who speak English as a second language and would like to practice conversation in a group setting. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.

Study skills -- Registration is open for the next Stressless Tests middle school study-skills classes, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, this week and Feb. 13, 20 and 27, at Burleigh Manor Middle School. The high school study-skills classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at Centennial High School. The cost is $165 and includes the Study for Success digital video disc by Betty Caldwell. Classes are limited to 15 students. 410-740-4659, or www.stressless tests.org.

Elkridge library -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, offers Games Night for Teens, ages 11 to 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. A parent-child book club for ages 11 to 17 with a parent will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required.

Chess is available for ages 11 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all skill levels are welcome but must know how to play. Registration is not necessary.

Help with homework will be available for ages 11 to 14 at the library. Snacks will be provided, and registration is requested. 410-313-5077.

Mah-jongg -- Drop-in mah-jongg games are held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center. Admission is free. A new duplicate bridge drop-in group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the center. Coffee, tea and treats will be available. Admission is free. 410-313-7279.

Knitting for charity -- A community-service knitting and crocheting group meets to knit and crochet afghans, blankets, baby clothes and other items for charities, hospitals and senior centers. The group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center. 410- 313-7279,

Basket bingo -- Hollifield Station Elementary School will hold its fourth basket bingo at 7 p.m. March 16 at the school, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City. Longaberger baskets will be filled with gourmet and specialty items. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 410-313-2550.

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