Community Notes


May 02, 2007

Columbia Foundation party is tomorrow

The Columbia Foundation will hold its 25th annual Spring Party at the Spear Center in the General Growth Properties building from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets, which cost $60, are available.

The event will include a full buffet, raw bar and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the county's nonprofit human service, cultural, civic and educational organizations.

Since its founding in 1969, the Columbia Foundation has awarded nearly $9 million in grants to Howard County nonprofit organizations.

Information: 410-730-7840.

Arc golf tourney to be held Friday

The Arc of Howard County is seeking sponsors and players for its second Memorial Golf Tournament, to be held Friday at Timbers of Troy Golf Course in Elkridge.

The benefit is being held in memory of Autumn Grace Blasko, a Howard County child with Down syndrome who died in 2005 at the age of 15 months.

Sponsorships are available from $5,000 to $250. The cost for players is $450 for foursomes; $125 for individual golfers; breakfast, lunch, beverages, greens and cart fees are included.

Proceeds will benefit the Arc's vocational and residential services for children and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Information: Kari Ebeling, 410-730-0638, Ext. 271.

Early residents of Columbia sought

Families who moved to Columbia before Dec. 31, 1968, and their adult children are being sought to participate in a 40-year reunion of Columbia Pioneers being planned for June 22.

Anyone interested should leave name, address and phone number with Karol Hess, 410-381-0154.

Older Americans' Day Celebration is May 15

County Executive Ken Ulman and the Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will sponsor an Older Americans' Day Celebration at 10:30 a.m. May 15 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dayton Oaks Elementary School String Ensemble and Chorus. Luncheon will be served at noon.

Tickets are $9. Walk-in and phone reservations will be taken at the Bain Center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays through Monday.

Information or reservations: 410-313-7213.

7th BikeAbout to be held Saturday

The Columbia Association's seventh BikeAbout will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Symphony Woods in Town Center, Columbia.

Riders of all ages can leave for the 11-mile tour any time between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The free event, organized by the Columbia Archives and sponsored by the association, follows Columbia's bike paths, stopping at historic and natural places of interest, where signs and guides will explain the history of the town.

In celebration of Columbia's 40th anniversary, this year's tour will highlight Columbia's early development in Town Center and Wilde Lake.

Registration is encouraged; forms are available at www.; at association headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle; Columbia Archives, 10227 Wincopin Circle; and at association sports facilities.

Information: Barbara Kellner, 410-715-3103.

`Sip, Savor and Shop' scheduled for Sunday

Women are invited to the first "Sip, Savor and Shop," a women-only event to be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge.

Guests can enjoy a gourmet four-course luncheon and wine-tasting, and an opportunity to shop for jewelry, stationery and other items. Laurie Forster will discuss wine and the perfect wine for Mother's Day.

There is a fee.

Information: 410-772-4306.

`Jazz on the Hill' scheduled for May 12

The River Hill High School music department will present "Jazz on the Hill," featuring the school's jazz ensembles and guest soloist Chris Vadala, at 6 p.m. May 12 at the school. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Those who attend are asked to take lawn chairs or blankets.

Tickets (purchased before Friday) are $25; $15 for children ages 6 to 12. Children to age 6 are admitted free. No tickets will be sold after May 11.

Information: 443-535-0352.

Picnic, concert set in Woodbine

The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble will hold its "Jazz Under the Stars" community picnic dinner and concert at 5 p.m. May 20 at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine.

Families and friends can take lawn chairs and blankets and have a catered picnic dinner and hear the concert. Singer Deanna Bogart and the Glenelg Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The cost is $30; $15 for children to age 12. Those younger than age 5 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online by May 16 at (click on the InstantSeats logo). No tickets will be available at the event.

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