Lunar New Year celebration planned at Cooksville center

Western Howard

December 30, 2007

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a Lunar New Year celebration from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville.

The event, designed for families with children ages 5 and older, will offer a chance to learn about and experience Asian culture, enjoy arts and crafts, cultural displays and performances.

Storyteller Linda Fang will be on hand.

Children in eighth grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration is required; space is limited.

The cost is $10; $25 for a family of up to five. Seniors pay $6. Group discounts are available.

Information: 410-313-7275; TTY, 410-313-4665. In case of inclement weather: 410-313-4451. To register: http:--www.howard countymd.gov/RAP.

Glenwood center to open game room

The Glenwood Community Center will open its new game room for teens next month.

Designed by a teen advisory Committee of The Horizon Foundation, the room, which opens Wednesday, will include a pool table, bumper pool and a lounge area around a big-screen TV.

It will be available for 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.

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.

Watercolor classes -- 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, this week 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. 410- 313-7320 or 410-313-7279.

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.

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