Community Notes


May 18, 2007

College Fair tomorrow at Kahler Hall

The Columbia Council's Teen Advisory Committee, in cooperation with Studyworks, a national for-profit company offering test-preparation services, will sponsor a College Fair from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia.

Representatives from college and universities around the country will be on hand to offer information on the application process, funding sources (including scholarships), entrance requirements, curricula and student life.

Admission is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be provided.

Information: 410-715-5523.

Basket bingo set today at elementary school

Manor Woods Elementary School, 11575 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold a Longaberger basket bingo at 7 p.m. today. Doors are to open at 6 p.m.

Food, prizes, raffles and drawings are planned.

Tickets are $20.

Information: 410-461-4965 or 410-750-8984.

Cancer-affected artists to display their work

Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibit by people whose lives have been touched by cancer, will be on display at the Howard County Conservancy today and at The Mall in Columbia on Sunday.

Fifty artworks coming to Howard County were selected from 2,151 entries in an international art competition sponsored by Eli Lilly and Co. The local exhibit is sponsored by Howard County General Hospital, the conservancy, the Howard County Arts Council and several local oncology practices.

The exhibit will be open to the public at the conservancy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and at the mall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Selections from the exhibit will be at the sponsoring oncology practices from Monday through Wednesday.

Information: 410-720-8759.

Moderate-housing lottery deadline near

Howard County's open application period for the Moderate Income Housing Unit Program ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The program requires developers of new housing in certain districts to sell or rent a certain percentage of the dwelling units to households of moderate income.

The first lottery for applicants certified as eligible will be held in June. Eligible applicants will be notified in advance.

Applications can be picked up on the third floor at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Information: www.howard

Slave quarters renovation complete

The Columbia Association will hold a Jubilee to celebrate the renovation of the Woodlawn Slave Quarters at 3 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn, off Bendix Road in Columbia.

Parking and shuttle vans will be available at the Dorsey Building, 9250 Bendix Road. After tours of the site and a ribbon-cutting, a reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

Vocalist Pat Leake and volunteers in period dress from Patapsco Female Institute and Ellicott City Colored School will be at the Woodlawn site to give those who attend a sense of the flavor of life in the mid-1800s. Oakland Manor is to have exhibits on Woodlawn, historic preservation and the history of slavery, and HBO's Unchained Memories, Readings from the Slave Narratives will be shown.

The Slave Quarters was on Preservation Howard County's list of Endangered Sites from 2001 to 2005 before the Columbia Association undertook its restoration.

Although it is likely that the building once housed slaves, research on the site is continuing, said Barbara Kellner, manager of the Columbia Archives and a member of the Columbia Association's Woodlawn Task Force.

Information: Barbara Kellner, 410-715-3103.

Applications available for camp for girls

Through a partnership between the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County and Maryland Leadership Workshops Inc., applications are available for Journey 2007, a residential summer camp for girls entering eighth and ninth grades in the fall.

The camp for 50 Howard County girls will run from June 24 through June 30 at Washington College in Chestertown. Students in the program will live in the college dorms, eat in the cafeteria and experience a collegiate atmosphere.

The camp is a part of the Women's Giving Circle's efforts to support young girls during a formative time in their lives. The camp's program includes workshops on empowerment and motivation; communication and decision-making skills; goal-setting and conflict resolution; group projects; mentoring; and recreational activities such as swimming, athletics, dance, and team-building games and activities.

The theme of "Womanhood and what it means to be a woman" will be addressed throughout the program.

The cost of the camp is $495. Applications, available at middle schools or at www.womens, are due May 30. An orientation for parents and girls will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 3 in the media center at Atholton High School.

Information or registration: Colleen Taggart-D'Agrosa, 301- 854-1107 or e-mail, womens

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