Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

March 21, 2007

`Child success' award nominees sought

Nominations are invited for an award for people or programs that have had a positive impact on the lives of children.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and the Howard County Office of Children's Services will recognize those selected - whether mentors, child care providers, Scout leaders, coaches, human service workers, volunteers, businesses, school and camp programs or others - at the eighth "Celebrating Successes for Children" ceremony, to be held at 7 p.m. April 24 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Nominations are due Friday. Forms are available (and can be submitted) online at www.co. ho.md.us/children, or the Office of Children's Services, 410-313-1940. The completed nomination forms can also be faxed to 410-313-1430.

Talk on Alzheimer's to be held tomorrow

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Community and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Maryland will sponsor a talk by author Richard Taylor, "Alzheimer's from the Inside Out," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1 of Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-964-1436.

Program promotes activity, fitness

The Get Active Howard County Committee is encouraging businesses and organizations to participate in the 3rd Annual Get Active Howard County program.

The 10-week program is designed to promote a variety of physical activities to help county residents become fit.

The committee is offering a workshop for organizations to explain the program and discuss strategies for implementing it at 10 a.m. Friday at Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.

Information: Steve Heinbach, sheinbach@howardcounty md.gov.

County libraries to close tomorrow

All branches of the Howard County Library will be closed tomorrow for an in-service day for staff. Regular hours will resume Friday.

Information: 410-313-7890, or http:--hclibrary.org.

Giving Circle holding annual social today

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, a local group building a community of women philanthropists to address the needs of women and girls in the county, will hold its 5th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Gwendolyn E. Boyd, executive assistant to the chief of staff at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will discuss "Women and Philanthropy."

A review of the group's accomplishments is planned. The Women's Giving Circle, which has about 500 members, has established a response network for women in crisis, scholarships, an e-news service to educate the community on women's needs and the "Journey" camp for middle school girls.

Tea and refreshments will be served. Admission is $30; tickets will be held at the door.

Information: 410-730-7840.

Hospital open house and job fair today

Howard County General Hospital will hold two open houses and job fairs for those interested in employment in nursing and related health professions.

An open house and job fair will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the hospital's main lobby, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. A second open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants will have an opportunity to tour the hospital's units, meet management and staff members and participate in on-the-spot interviews.

Applications may be submitted online at www.hcgh.org. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 410-740-7815.

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