Girls expo to stress science, engineering
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, with support from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Math Engineering Science Achievement, will hold an introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at APL in North Laurel.
Those who attend will be offered opportunities to meet and talk with professional women in their fields of interest, participate in hands-on STEM activities and visit displays on careers in aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, science education and space mission engineering.
Parents are invited to accompany their daughters to the STEM careers expo. Refreshments will be served, and resource material will be available. The expo will be held in the Howard Room, APL Building 1, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel. Reservations are suggested.
The Women's Giving Circle is a community of women philanthropists addressing the needs of women and girls in Howard County.
Information: womensgiving email@example.com, or 301-854-1107.
Forum set Monday on CA president post
The Columbia Association's board of directors invites residents to attend a public forum at 7:30 p.m. Monday to share their thoughts on the background, experience and qualifications the next association president should have.
The search for the association's next president will begin soon, and the board is requesting suggestions for a job description.
The meeting will be held at association headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia.
Those unable to attend can submit ideas at http:--president.columbia matters.org/NextPresident/.
Hot line targets underage drinking
Parents and school staff can help reduce underage drinking and perhaps save lives by calling the Howard County Police Department's Party Buster Hotline: 410-313-2284.
Anyone who learns about or observes a party where alcohol is going to be served should call and leave a message with the address of the residence or cross streets, and a telephone number, if possible. A name can also be left, but is not required.
The Alcohol Enforcement Unit will listen to the messages and investigate.
For parties in progress, when an immediate police response is needed: 410-313-2929 or 911.
Summer camp expo to be held Sunday
The Harper's Choice Community Association and Kidstreet News will sponsor the 25th Camp Expo from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Kahler Hall in the Harper's Choice Village Center, Columbia.
Representatives from day and overnight, local and regional camps will attend. Families with children are welcome; children's activities are planned.
Admission is free and open to everyone. Strollers are not permitted.
Job-volunteer fair for teens is March 8
HC DrugFree's Teen Job and Volunteer Fair, sponsored by Howard County General Hospital, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 at Long Reach High School in Columbia.
For handouts with information on Senior Week in Ocean City: www.hc drugfree.org, and click on "Programs." Useful information on planning the week is available at www.playitsafe oceancity.com.
`Roots' to celebrate county heritage
The villages of Columbia, the Columbia Association, the African Art Museum of Maryland and the Howard County Center of African-American Culture will present "Roots of Howard County: In Celebration of African-American History" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
The Ambassadors of Jazz, a youth group, will perform. Images of Freedom poster contest entries will be on display, and light refreshments will be served.
Those who attend can visit the African Art Museum of Maryland and see a display presented by the Howard County Center of African-American Culture.
Admission is free.
Columbia Festival seeking logo art
The Columbia Festival of the Arts will feature an original piece of artwork by a Howard County student on its festival brochures, programs and posters. The student, who can be in kindergarten through 12th grade, will receive a cash prize of $500.
Artist Alice Webb, designer of Columbia's 2007 commemorative posters, will conduct the judging. Award-winning pieces will be on display at the festival June 13-28.
Those who want to enter the contest are asked to create a comprehensive design that reflects a variety of art forms on a piece of white paper 16 1/2 inches high by 11 3/4 inches wide. The paper should not be folded. The deadline for entries is today.
Information: 410-715-3044, or www.columbiafestival.com.
Online registration open for camps
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has improved its online registration system for summer camps and activities.