Cuts Against Cancer fundraiser is Sept. 30

COMMUNITY NOTES

September 23, 2007

Nine beauty salons will present the 11th Cuts Against Cancer, a fundraiser to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30.

Customers can get $25 haircuts, and services are to include manicures, waxing and massage.

A "Day of Beauty" raffle and a silent auction of trips, restaurant, food and wine gift certificates, Ravens and Orioles tickets, works by local artists and other items are planned.

The event will be held at Mason and Friends, 6770 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia.

In addition to Mason and Friends, participating salons include George of New York, Hasan's Hair Studio, Lutfi's International Salon and Spa, Patrick's Hair Design, Rafet's Hairmasters, Studio K Salon and Spa, Symmetry Hair Studio, and Victoria and Albert Hair Studio.

Cuts Against Cancer, conceived by Patrick Hagen of Patrick's Hair Design, has raised more than $150,000 since its inception in 1996. This year, the event will feature a tribute to Hagen, who died in March.

Information: 410-381-2440.

The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, a service of Howard County General Hospital, provides support and assistance to cancer patients and their families. Counseling and support services, a lending library, and a fully equipped salon offering free consultations are among its services.

Information: 410-720-8759.

Basket bingo set Friday in Catonsville

The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County will hold basket bingo Friday at the Lodge, 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Filled baskets, door prizes and raffles are planned.

Admission is $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Information: 410-465-4350.

Beilenson to speak at dinner tomorrow

The National Council of Jewish Women, Howard County Section, will hold its fall kickoff dinner and installation of officers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia.

Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Howard County health officer, will lead a discussion of women's health issues.

Information: Cheryl Diehl, 410-531-3773.

Comment sought on bus service

The Public Transportation Board invites public comment on its proposed bus service enhancements to Howard Transit's gold and purple routes.

Enhancements to the gold route include service throughout the day and an extension of service into the Gateway Overlook retail center and nearby locations. The purple route will be expanded to include Saturday service between Laurel and Elkridge.

Comments will be heard at the board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Tyson Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

Details of the proposed enhancements are available at www.howardtransit.com or by calling Customer Service at 800-270-9553. Written testimony can be submitted before the Tuesday meeting to Corridor Transportation Corp, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel 20707 or e-mail, support@balt washchamber.org.

Judge's retirement creates bench vacancy

Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 2, creating a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Howard County that is to be filled by an appointment by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Any judge or lawyer interested in the vacancy should request a personal data questionnaire from Deborah A. Unitus or Linda Etzold, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., A-2, Annapolis 21401. The questionnaire is available at www.mdcourts.gov.

The completed questionnaire and two writing samples (at least 16 copies) must be received at the administrative office of the courts by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

Information: 410-260-1291; TTY, 800-735-2258.

Neighbor Ride needs volunteer drivers

Neighbor Ride, a volunteer-based supplemental transportation program for Howard County residents ages 60 and older, is seeking drivers for daytime, evening and weekend service.

Information: Rosemary Noble, volunteer coordinator, 410-884- 7433, or send an e-mail to volunteer@neighborride.org.

Widows, widowers meet once a month

Howard County Young Widows and Widowers, a support and social group, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.

The group offers an opportunity to meet new friends in a supportive atmosphere.

Information: 410-740-5858.

Red Cross calling for blood donors

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the Red Cross says the community blood supply remains at crisis level and is urging eligible blood donors to call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule a donation. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123 to schedule an appointment.

Donors must be in good health; at least 17 years old (in Maryland, age 16 with written parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more, and have not received a tattoo within the previous year or donated whole blood within the previous 56 days.

Information: 800-GIVE-LIFE.

Schedule unveiled for deer hunting

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has announced its fall and winter schedule of managed deer hunts.

The hunts will be held again this year to maintain a stable population of white-tailed deer in parks, the county government said.

Hunting hours are dawn to noon. Each park will be closed to all other uses during the hunt.

Information: 410-313-1675.

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