Community Notes

January 30, 2008

Program today on `Senior Week'

HC DrugFree will present "Senior Week in Ocean City," a program for parents and 12th-graders, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Howard High School in Ellicott City and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at River Hill High School in Clarksville.

The program addresses parents' fears and the risks teens face during the traditional Maryland "Senior Week in Ocean City." Parents can learn about Ocean City initiatives that have been put in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable Senior Week.

Speakers include Sgt. Howard Caplan of the Ocean City Police; Joshua Wasilewski, Beach Patrol crew chief; and parents Stephen Bounds and Donna Thewes.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

Information: www.hcdrugfree.org.

Scouts' Klondike Derby set Saturday

Boy Scouts in Howard County will hold their annual Klondike Derby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park.

More than 1,500 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and leaders are expected to camp at the park during the weekend to participate in skill competitions and team-building events based on the theme, "Klondike Gold Rush."

Participants will pan for "gold," pull a dog sled, build campfires and other activities.

Information: 410-381-6551.

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