Vendor show planned at Elkridge fire hall

Ellicott City/Elkridge

February 25, 2007

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will hold a vendor show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge.

Vendors are to include brands such as Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada Designs jewelry, Creative Memories, Longaberger, At Home America, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Executive Sweet gourmet gift baskets and others.

Information: 410-761-6633, Ext. 3.

Library to offer varied activities

The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, will offer "Let's Get Together: Pins and Needles," a chance to work on stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while meeting new friends and trading tips, at 10 a.m. March 8 and 29.

"Success Matters: College Prep 101," with Jean Marie Keller, president of Keller College Services, provides strategies for financial planning for college.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. March 14 at the library. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-1950.

Around Town

Scholarships -- Elkridge Adult Athletic Association is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarship program for high school seniors. Applications are available at area high schools. Danny Tracy, 410-796-4389.

High tea -- 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 is being held at 2 p.m. today. Hostesses in period dress will serve tea and desserts. 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. Reservations: 410-465-8500.

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.

Elkridge library -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, offers Games Night for those ages 11 to 17 from 7 to 8:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

A parent-child book club for those 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 those 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 those 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. 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,

Tap dancing -- Tap dancing classes are to begin at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. The cost is $20 for six weeks of classes. A recital is planned. 410-313-1400.

School registration -- Hollifield Station Elementary School will hold registration for kindergarten and first grade for the 2007-2008 school year from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 5-9. Evening registration will be available until 7:30 March 6. Parents or legal guardians should take a copy of their lease or deed and a second proof of residency; birth certificate or passport; immunization records; a parent photo identification. The child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. 410-313-2550.

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