Hopkins United Methodist to hold health fair May 19

Western Howard

May 06, 2007

The Health and Welfare Committee of Hopkins United Methodist Church will hold a Community Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at the church's multipurpose center, 13250 Highland Road in Highland.

Blood pressure and blood-glucose screenings, nutritional assessments, an exercise demonstration, a healthful light lunch and information on creating a healthful lifestyle will be available.

Information: Minnie Myers, 410-997-0712 or 410-997-8049.

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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. 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 is at 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-4840.

Country line-dancing -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring a beginner country line-dancing class for ages 55 and older from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 26, at Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. Little or no dance experience is required. Students can learn the basic steps of country line-dancing. Wear or take leather-soled shoes; sneakers are not recommended. The cost is $27. Registration is requested. 410-313-7320.or 410-313-7279.

"Jazz on the Hill" -- 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. Saturday at the school. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Those who attend are asked to take lawn chairs or blankets. Tickets are $30; $15 for children ages 6 to 12. Children to age 6 are admitted free. No tickets will be sold after Friday. 443-535-0352.

Jazz -- 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 www.glenelgbands.com (click on the InstantSeats logo). No tickets will be available at the event.

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.

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.

Sports camps -- 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. Camps include 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. 410-313-7120, or www.riverhill.org.

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