Library offerings include game, book club, scrapbooking

Western Howard

December 16, 2007

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer a Dungeons and Dragons program for teens ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The role-playing game will be led by experienced Dungeon Master Peter Alexander.

Registration is required.

The library's Mother-Daughter Book Club, for daughters ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, will discuss London Calling,by Edward Bloor, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Refreshments will be provided. Copies of the books are available at the branch.

The library will offer a scrapbooking program (materials provided) for young people ages 11 to 17 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Participants should take photographs or other momentoes to the session.

Registration begins Dec. 29.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Schools, job center form partnership

A new partnership between the Howard County school system and the Woodstock Job Corps Center will allow high school juniors and seniors who seek career training and have had difficulties in a traditional high school setting to attend classes in vocational subjects.

Eligible students will be offered half-day instruction in accounting, retail sales, health occupations, hospitality, culinary arts, carpentry, painting, masonry, welding and other crafts and skills.

Job Corps is a program of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Around town

Travel funds -- Mark and Patty Carroll, who own Town and Country Auto Repair in Dayton and are alumni of Glenelg High School, are offering Good Neighbor Savings Cards that include discount coupons for two oil changes and other services. The cards are being sold by Glenelg students for $20. The proceeds will help the school's marching unit and drill team to attend out-of-state competitions.

Citrus sale -- The River Hill Music Boosters are selling Florida navel oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and variety packs. Sales will continue through March. Order forms: www.riverhillmusic.org.

Church musical -- Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, is presenting its final performance of A Christmas Carol: The Musical at 5 p.m. today. Tickets are $10; $8 for senior citizens and students. 410-442-7677, Ext. 325.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library invites those ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter. The teenagers meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. 410-313-5577. See a sample "Teen 'Zine" at www.hclibrary.org/teenzine.

Incentive program -- Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is sponsoring a Fitness Passholder Incentive Program through the end of the year. A weekly prize will be given as an incentive to a passholder chosen from among those who used the center that week. Winners will be posted on a board in the lobby. A grand prize winner will receive a 50-visit pass. 410- 313-4840.

Road work -- The State Highway Administration is working to relieve congestion and improve safety along Route 32 at Burntwoods Road by constructing a $30 million interchange. The interchange will remove two traffic signals at Burntwoods and Ten Oaks roads and relocate several private driveways and local roads that intersect Route 32. The Route 32/Burntwoods Road intersection will be relocated, and a roundabout, ramps, a bridge and an access point will be added. Lane closings are planned along Route 32 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Lanes might be closed along Ten Oaks, Pfefferkorn and Burntwoods roads from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic drums, signs and cones will guide motorists through work zones. Completion is expected by fall of 2009. 301-624-8100, or www. marylandroads.com.

Roundabout -- Construction of a roundabout at Brighton Dam and Ten Oaks roads in Clarksville is continuing. Traffic will be permitted on both roads during construction, with flagging operations to direct motorists. Message boards and signs will be posted to advise motorists about construction. The project is expected to be completed by spring.

Crossing -- CSX Corp. has reopened the railroad crossing at Woodstock and Old Court roads in Woodstock. Lisa Brightwell, 410- 313-3440.

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