Volunteer Notes

May 25, 2007

Columbia City Fair seeks volunteers

The Columbia City Fair Committee, a subcommittee of the Columbia 40th Birthday Task Force, is seeking volunteers for its City Fair, a celebration to be held June 29, 30 and July 1 at the Columbia Lakefront.

The event will include rides for children, food, entertainment, arts-and-crafts vendors and community exhibits.

Information: www.columbia birthday.com or e-mail, cityfair@columbiaassociation. com.

Columbia's 40th birthday will be celebrated June 6 through July 15.

Theater company needs assistance

Volunteers are needed for traffic and crowd control and as ushers, gate-watchers and parking attendants for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins productions of Henry V and As You Like It on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City.

Volunteers are needed before, during and after the performances.

The park is owned and operated by Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Information: 410-465-8500.

Trail maintenance help is sought

Patapsco Valley State Park invites volunteers to work with members of the park's trail crew to maintain trails from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 (National Trails Day); July 14; Aug. 18; Sept. 29 (National Public Lands Day); and Oct. 20.

Volunteers must be at least 12 and should take gloves, sturdy footwear, a hat, water, safety glasses, sun and insect repellent, snacks and any emergency medications they might need.

Trail work will not be done in rainy weather.

Volunteers are also needed to staff visitor centers; lead interpretive program; guide nature walks and hikes; and help with publicity, newsletter production, gardening, photography, general maintenance and other tasks.

Information: Larry Martin, 410-465-3287.

Assistance needed for disaster work

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting and referring volunteers to local nonprofit and government agencies to help with disaster preparedness and recovery.

A disaster volunteer orientation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Volunteer Center, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia.

Volunteer Mobilization Center training will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 10 at the same location.

Registration is required for both programs.

Information or registration: 410-715-3179.

Pregnancy-aid group seeks help

Better BedRest Inc., a nonprofit support, resource and referral service for women placed on bed rest during pregnancy, is seeking telephone volunteers who have had a bed-rest experience or have been close to someone with such an experience. An interview is required; training is provided.

Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising.

Information: 410-740-7662.

Send volunteer announcements to howard.events@baltsun.com or fax to 410-715-2816.

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