Legal services offered at senior center Jan. 23

January 13, 2008

As part of the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program of the Office on Aging, attorney Charles Jerome Ware will be at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Services to be offered include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes.

The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost to prepare documents is on a sliding scale.

An appointment is required. Because of the demand for services, appointment should be scheduled well in advance.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-1400.

Daddy-daughter Kiwanis dance

The Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will be the venue for a Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance, to be held Feb. 2. The rain date is Feb. 9.

The dance, which includes refreshments and a souvenir photo, will be held in two sessions: from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 4-6; and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ages 7-11.

The cost is $35 a couple; $10 for each additional daughter.

Information: 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665.

Military

Graduates -- Coast Guard Seaman Sam A. Bianchi, son of Debra G. Cooksey of Ellicott City and Gary A. Bianchi of Columbia, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. He is a 2005 graduate of Mount Hebron High School.

Around Town

Montgomery Road -- A county construction project to connect Montgomery Road to Marshalee Drive in Elkridge has temporarily closed Montgomery Road in the vicinity of 6425 Montgomery, between - but not including - Montery Road and Deborah Jean Drive. The closure could last two or three weeks, depending on the weather. Lisa Brightwell, 410-313-3440.

Kiwanis Club -- Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a volunteer service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis Wallas Building, 3300 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Everyone is welcome. 410-418-8218, or www.ellicottcitykiwanis.com.

Knitting for charity -- A community-service group meets to knit and crochet blankets, baby clothes and other items for charities, hospitals and senior centers. Group sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center. 410-313-7279.

Chess -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., sponsors a chess club for those ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play chess. Snacks will be provided. Registration not required. 410-313-5077.

Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English conversation club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays for people who speak English as a second language and would like to practice conversation in a group setting. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.

Mothers, daughters -- Mothers and daughters will discuss body image, self-esteem and the pressures on middle-school girls to conform to media images and peer pressure in a program at the Miller branch library, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24. "Family Communication Night: How Do I Look? A Mother-Daughter Workshop on Body Image and the Pressure to be thin, `Hot,' and Perfect," will include a free dinner. The program, to be led by Lisa Morrell, adolescent counselor and founder of Health Integration, is designed for those ages 11 to 15 and their parents. Registration is required. The Miller branch is at 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

Family movie -- A family movie night is planned at 6:30 on Jan. 23 at the Elkridge branch library, 6540 Washington Blvd. Ella Enchanted will be shown.

"Money for College," a discussion of financial aid (including grants, scholarships and loans) for ages 15 and older, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Elkridge branch. Parents are invited to attend. Registration begins Tuesday. 410-313-5077.

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