Spring fair is fun, service

May 11, 2008

Elementary school children from Cedar Lane School will visit Glenelg Country School from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 19 for a spring fair. Glenelg's ninth-graders will serve as hosts for the event.

The Glenelg students will design stations for the fair that feature different kinds of sensory stimulation. A small team of ninth-graders will serve as greeters and escorts for the Cedar Lane children, their teachers and parent volunteers.

About 10 years ago, David Weeks, a member of the Glenelg faculty, created the fair as a way to teach his students about those with special needs and to provide them with an opportunity for meaningful community service.

Civil War historian to speak

The Glenwood branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present a talk by Maryland Civil War historian Greg Yaskovich, "A House Divided: Civil War on the Potomac," at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

He will speak from the perspective of naval hero Capt. John Rodgers. Civil War artifacts, photographs and the Confederacy's version of weapons of mass destruction are to be on display.

Information: 410-313-5577.

`Rescue Hero Day' is Wednesday

Mom's Connect, a group at Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville, will sponsor a "Rescue Hero Day" at the West Friendship Fire Department at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A rescue helicopter and rescue dogs will be on hand. There will be free fingerprinting for children and other activities.

Admission is free.

Information: Avril Ellis, 410-552-1010.

Around town

Teen space -- The Glenwood Community Center's game room for teens is open 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The room, designed by teens, is for ages 12 and older. It includes a pool table, table tennis, bumper pool and a video game area with a big-screen television. After-school activities and programs are planned. An identification from the center is required. The program is provided with assistance from the Horizon Foundation. The center is at 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. 410-313-4840.

Drawing, painting -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a four-week art class, "Drawing & Painting with Zina Poliszuk," from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, beginning tomorrow, at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The cost is $20. Materials, to be purchased separately, will be discussed at the first class. (Materials will cost about $50.) 410-313-7320.

Preschool programs -- The Glenwood branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer preschool classes for young children to teach social skills, comprehension and the foundations of reading. An adult must accompany children younger than 3.

"Sense-ible Stories," an exploration of the five senses for children ages 2 to 5, will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow. Registration is required.

"Picture Book Parade," a 30-minute program of music and stories for ages 2 to 5, is to be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Information: 410-313-5579.

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