Nature programs offered for young students

Western Howard

May 13, 2007

The Howard County Conservancy will offer nature programs for children ages 5 to 11 on days that the public school system is closed. The "School's Out" programs, which will be held on the conservancy's 232-acre farm on Old Frederick Road in Woodstock, will feature hikes, environmental projects and crafts.

Information or registration for the next "School's Out" program on Friday: 410-465-8877, or www.hcconservancy.org.

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. Alfalfa is needed for horses that are being rehabilitated at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon. 301-733- 2060, Ext. 237.

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.

Health fair -- The Health and Welfare Committee of Hopkins United Methodist Church will hold a community health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church's multipurpose center, 13250 Highland Road in Highland. Minnie Myers, 410-997-0712 or 410-997-8049.

Jazz -- 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. Singer Deanna Bogart and the 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 Wednesday 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. Camp forms are available in the high school's main office. 410-313-7120, or www.riverhill.org.

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