Community Notes


February 18, 2007

Women educators' Afternoon Tea

An Afternoon Tea for Women Educators, sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The event, which was to have been held Feb. 13, was postponed because of inclement weather.

Linda Perlstein, a journalist and author of a book based on her experiences at Wilde Lake Middle School, will speak. The topic, which is also the title of her book: Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers.

Perlstein, who was a reporter for The Washington Post, wrote about education and children for six years. Her book is based on the year she spent immersed in the lives of middle schoolers.

The tea is open to educators and staff members at Howard County's public and private schools. Registration is required, but admission is free. Those who are registered need not register again.

Information: Colleen Taggart-D'Agrosa, 301-854-1107.

State of county talk to be given Tuesday

County Executive Ken Ulman will repeat his State of Howard County address at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

The event is open to county employees and the public. Admission is free.

Ulman will deliver his speech for the first time at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the annual luncheon of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, an event for chamber members and guests that requires tickets.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Community Services meeting canceled

The Association of Community Services' meeting with County Executive Ken Ulman, scheduled for noon Wednesday, has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict.

It will be rescheduled.

Information: 410-796-7824.

Democratic club to meet Tuesday

The Western Howard County Democratic Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock.

Bill Chestnut of Project Vote Smart will speak.

Information: 301-854-6507, or e-mail

Civility forum promotes respect

"Choose Civility: The Art and Skill to Live Well Among Others," a forum to initiate a continuing community initiative will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at Howard Community College.

The project is designed to promote respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance.

P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct and founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, will speak.

Roundtable discussions about social cooperation, youth service-learning, business ethics and leadership, and customer service will be led by representatives from Howard Community College, the Howard County school system, Howard Bank, Southwest Airlines and the Howard County Library.

The cost is $20. Registration:

Karaoke event has been postponed

The Columbia Association Middle School Advisory Committee's Karaoke Extravaganza for middle school students, originally scheduled for Friday evening at Columbia Teen Center, has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

Information: 410-715-5523.

Benefit magic show slated for Saturday

The Magic of Shawn Anthony will present "Seeing is Believing" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Slayton House Theatre on Wilde Lake Village Green.

Tickets are $20; $10 for children to age 12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit cancer research.

Information: 443-834-6753.

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