Ellicott City/Elkridge

Milltown Quilters to mark 10th anniversary

April 08, 2007

Milltown Quilters of Ellicott City is celebrating the group's 10th anniversary and sponsoring a quilt show, to be held April 19-21 at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, at U.S. 29 and Route 108.

Demonstrations, a display of vintage quilts, a silent auction of donated handmade items, vendors, a peddler's table at which members sell quilting books, patterns and other items are planned. An award-winning quilt will be raffled.

Admission is $5.

Information: 410-964-2876, or www.milltownquilters.com.

Around Town

Photo contest -- The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation Inc. is holding its third amateur photography contest for pictures in the categories of "vintage," "adult" and "junior," taken in the Ellicott City Historic District. "Vintage" photos must have been taken before 1972. The "adult" category is for photographers ages 18 and older; the "junior" category is for those ages 17 and younger. Winners will be announced June 2 at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin. Entries can be delivered to the Howard County Tourism Council office, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City by 5 p.m. May 18. The office, at the side entrance of the U.S. Post Office building, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The photographs will be on display in Ellicott City merchants' windows during June.

Kiwanis club -- Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis hall, 3300 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Everyone is welcome. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.

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 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.

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, this week, and April 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.

WWII vet, author -- The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will sponsor "Meet the Maryland Author: Rudy DePaola" at 2 p.m. April 18. A veteran of World War II, DePaola draws on his adventures as a tail gunner in the South Pacific in his first novel, Wings of the Bullet: A Story of Young Americans at War. Registration is required. 410-313-1950.

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