Community Notes

Community Notes

February 21, 2007

Open house to honor CA and its president

The accomplishments of the Columbia Association, its president, Maggie J. Brown, senior staff and team members will be celebrated at a Community Open House from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Loft of The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center.

The association's mission is to enhance quality of life for people living and working in Columbia and to ensure that it is an open, integrated and caring community.

The Columbia Association offers recreational, cultural and community services, including an art center, a teen center, before- and after-school care, summer camps, concerts, an archive, volunteer center and exchange program with sister cities in France and Spain. The association offers sports and recreational facilities, and maintains open space that includes lakes, parks, tot lots and bike trails.

The open house is sponsored by Friends of CA. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Information: 410-715-3206.

Beekeeping course set for next month

The Howard County Beekeepers Assocation will offer a short, practical beekeeping course at 7 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.

Discussion will focus on handling bees safely, their importance for the food supply, pollination and honey production. Family participation is encouraged.

Information: Allen Hayes, 410-489-2835 or Wayne Esaias, 301-854-3180.

Meeting of board, council rescheduled

The quarterly meeting of the Board of Education and the County Council has been rescheduled for 8:15 a.m. Friday.

The meeting will be held in Boardroom B at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-6682.

Ulman-ACS meeting today is canceled

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

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

Information: 410-796-7824.

Forum on civility to promote respect

"Choose Civility: The Art and Skill to Live Well Among Others," a forum to establish a continuing community initiative sponsored by the Howard County Library, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Howard Community College.

The project is designed to promote respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance, and to assess the significance of civility, manners and politeness in contemporary society.

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 to participate is $20. Registration: www.choose civility.org.

`Green' renovations workshop scheduled

The Green Building Institute, 7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup, will offer a workshop, "Introduction to Green Home Renovations," from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $99 for members; $130 for nonmembers.

Information: 443-733-1234, or www.greenbuildinginstitute. com.

Karaoke event has been postponed

The Columbia Association Middle School Advisory Committee's Karaoke Extravaganza for middle school students, originally scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Columbia Teen Center, has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

Information: 410-715-5523.

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