The Women's Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization seeking to improve the lives of women and girls in Howard County, is encouraging women from the community to join the group's Circle Team to participate in the Iron Girl Triathlon to be held Aug. 19.
In swimming, biking and running in the competition, members of the Circle Team will serve as models for active healthy lifestyles for women while raising funds for the Women's Giving Circle. The Columbia Triathlon Association has pledged to match up to $3,000 in funds raised from sponsors.
Information: www.womens givingcircle.org.
Kiwanis Club meets Monday evenings
The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, an organization of community volunteers, meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Kiwanis Wallis Hall, 2300 Norbets Way, Ellicott City.
Everyone is welcome.
Information: Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.
Intergenerational museum trip set
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an intergenerational trip to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Dulles, Va., for those ages 55 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8.
The museum contains hundreds of air and space vehicles, including the space shuttle Enterprise and the Enola Gay.
Participants will have time on their own for lunch, shopping and a chance to see an IMAX movie. The trip is open to children and grandchildren ages 7 and older.
The cost is $35. Registration is due as soon as possible
Information: 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.
Neighbor Ride needs volunteer drivers
Neighbor Ride, a volunteer-based supplemental transportation program for Howard County seniors ages 60 and older, is seeking drivers and ride coordinators. Daytime, evening and weekend volunteer drivers are needed.
Neighbor Ride orientations are scheduled at Neighbor Ride's office, 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and at noon Aug. 24.
Information: Rosemary Noble, volunteer coordinator, 410-884-7433, or volunteer @neighborride.org
Civility project suggests reading
"Choose Civility," the Howard County Library's project to enhance respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance in Howard County, invites members of the community to read and discuss Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni, founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and the inspiration for the county's campaign.
Free "Choose Civility" car magnets, intended to encourage consideration among drivers, are available at library branches.
To become a partner or sponsor of the project, or for information: 410-313-7763.
Red Cross makes urgent call for blood
The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the Red Cross has announced that the community blood supply remains at crisis level and is urging eligible blood donors to call 800-GIVE-LIFE immediately to schedule a donation as soon as possible.
Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123 to schedule an appointment.
Donors must be in generally good health; at least 17 years old, or in Maryland, age 16 with written parental consent; weigh 110 pounds or more; and not have received a tattoo within the past year or donated whole blood within the past 56 days.
Those who give blood will receive an "It's Hip to Give" T-shirt and a chance to win a $250 gas card in a weekly raffle.
Summer travel guide is available
Summer travelers can order the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development's new Scenic Byways guidebook and map, a guide to 2,487 miles of roads less traveled.
The guide includes roads along the banks of the Potomac River and other scenic locations, and routes that include stops on the Underground Railroad, sites of Civil War battles and other landmarks of Maryland's heritage.
To order copies: 877- MDBYWAY, or www.visitmary land.org. Information on Maryland byways: www.mary landroads.com.
Adults are needed for `Anything Goes'
Adults are needed for a production of Cole Porter's musical, Anything Goes, at Century High School in Eldersburg on Sept. 14, 15, 16 and 22.
Rehearsals for the production have begun, but parts are open.
Information: Mo Dutterer, 410-997-4896, or e-mail, ssqq@ comcast.net.