Columbia Jazz Band to perform Jan. 13 at River Hill High

Western Howard

December 23, 2007

The Columbia Jazz Band will perform original and traditional music at 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. Admission is free.

On the program are jazz tunes from the swing era to the present day, including Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island," Victor Lopez's "Grooved Pavement" and "Trofeo de Bolos" by Craig Skeffinton.

The community jazz ensemble, with more than 20 musicians, rehearses once a week at River Hill High. Peter BarenBregge directs. The band performs at dances, parties and weddings.

Information: 410-484-6171.

Watercolor classes set at Glenwood center

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor watercolor classes for those ages 60 and older from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 2 through March 5 at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville.

Instructor Carol Zika has designed the class for beginners, but continuing students and experienced painters are welcome.

The cost is $60. A supply list will be discussed at the first class.

Information or registration: 410-313-7320 or 410-313-7279.

Center to open game room for teens

The Glenwood Community Center will offer a game room next month, designed by a teen advisory committee of The Horizon Foundation.

The room, which opens Jan. 2, will include a pool table, pingpong, bumper pool and a lounge area around a big-screen television set.

It will be available for young people ages 12 and older from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Glenwood Community Center identification card, which costs $5, is required.

Information about after-school activities and teen programs: 410-313-4840.

Mother-Daughter Book Club to meet

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a meeting of its Mother-Daughter Book Club, for daughters ages 11 to 17 and their mothers, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9. The group will discuss will discuss London Calling by Edward Bloor. 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 memorabilia to the session.

Registration is to begin Saturday.

Information: 410-313-5577.

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.

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. 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/Burnt- woods 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. 301-624-8100.

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