Volksmarch Club to start walk at Waverly Elementary

Western Howard

April 01, 2007

The Columbia Volksmarch Club will hold a Spring Saturday Walk on April 14 that is to begin at Waverly Elementary School, 10220 Wetherburn Road.

The self-paced walk will be on sidewalks in the village of Waverly and will include the Historic Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville. Walkers can choose a 5K (3.1-mile) or 10K (6.2-mile) trail. Start times are between 8 a.m. and noon.

Information: 410-290-3777, or www.geocities.com/WalkColumbia.

Sports camps to start June 18

The River Hill Boosters will sponsor summer sports camps to help young athletes improve basic skills. The camps will be held at River Hill High School.

Weekly camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning June 18. More than 20 camps will be offered, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling and dance.

Camp forms are available in the high school's main office.

Information: 410-313-7120, or www.riverhill.org.

Money management course scheduled

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "Mine the Mysteries of $$$$$" a program on managing money led by Michele Sylvia of BUCS Federal Bank.

The program for youths ages 14 and older and adults will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 19 and 26; those interested can attend one or both sessions.

Registration begins Thursday.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Around Town

Help sought -- Humane Society of Washington County asks residents of Washington, Frederick and Howard counties to help with a rehabilitation effort for more than 70 horses impounded by the society last year because of neglect. Also, alfalfa is needed for horses that are being rehabilitated at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon. 301-733-2060, Ext. 237.

Fitness, wellness -- Glenwood Community Center, operated by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, offers fitness and weight areas, a three-lane walking and jogging track and a gymnasium with two courts suitable for basketball, volleyball and other activities. The center also features an arts-and-crafts activity room, a group exercise and dance room and meeting rooms that are available for parties, weddings and other rentals. The center also offers personal training services and an individualized exercise program. A medical clearance form is required. Fees vary according to plan. Massage therapy and reflexology are also to be offered. Appointments are available between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Prices range from $35 to $85. The center, which opened Oct. 31 and hopes to attract patrons from Columbia as well as western Howard County, is at 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-4840.

Seniors dance -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a Ballroom and Latin Line Dancing class, for those ages 55 and older, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10 at Glenwood Community Center. Beginners and experienced dancers are invited to dance to big-band sounds, oldies, Latin and pop. Couples and singles are welcome. Participants should wear leather or smooth-soled shoes; sneakers and backless shoes are not appropriate. The cost is $28. 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, invites those ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter. Teens will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. 410-313-5577. To see a sample of "Teen 'Zine," go to www.hclibrary.org/teenzine.

La Leche -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a chapter of the international organization, meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. The group offers information, guidance and support to breast-feeding mothers. Toddlers and pregnant women are welcome. 410-864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

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