Easter Egg Hunt planned at VFW post in Ellicott City

Ellicott City/Elkridge

March 25, 2007

Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7472, a nonprofit service organization, will hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the post, 4225 VFW Lane (off Old Columbia Pike and Autumn Hill Drive), in Ellicott City.

Children to age 10 are invited.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-465-4240.

Centennial to present `Oklahoma!' in April

Centennial High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 musical, Oklahoma! at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

Information: Kathryn Carlsen, 410-313-2856.

Breakfast planned with Easter Bunny

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 1 at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge.

The cost is $7; $6 for those ages 55 and older. Children ages 5 to 12 pay $5 and those younger than 5 eat for free.

Baked goods will be for sale.

Information: 410-313-4901.

Kiwanis Club meets Monday evenings

The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis hall, 3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City.

Everyone is welcome. Information: Harry Slade, 410-418- 8218.

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.

Knitting, calligraphy classes -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor Quick Start Knit classes for those ages 55 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. Participants will learn casting on, the knit stitch and binding off. The cost is $25, which includes needles and yarn to make a small, practice project. Calligraphy classes are to be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, this week through April 25, at Ellicott City Senior Center. Men and women interested in learning basic italic lettering are invited to take part. The script is especially useful in creating greeting cards, addressing envelopes, scrapbooking or writing a poem. The cost is $35, with a $2 materials fee payable at class. Registration is due as soon as possible. 410-313- 7320 or 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.

Daffodil Day -- Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Inc. will sponsor a Daffodil Day spring celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 1-acre, 19th-century cemetery that has been restored as a public garden and park. Hundreds of daffodils will be in bloom, planted by volunteers since restoration of the site began in 1986. Master gardener Aylene Gard will discuss native plants. The Whipps gardens are maintained by Howard County master gardeners with help from the St. John's Community Association, garden clubs and other volunteers. Daffodil Day is open to the public. Admission is free. The rain date is April 1. The gardens are at 3651 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. Barbara Sieg, 410-465-6721.

Poetry month -- The Miller branch library plans to present a program celebrating National Poetry Month. "Do You Think You Don't Like Poetry?" will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Diane Rowland will explain how to appreciate poetry by learning and analyzing its language. Registration, which is required, begins two weeks before the programs. 410-313-1950.

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