Sewing class scheduled for home-schoolers

August 31, 2008

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a sewing class for home-schoolers, ages 8 and older Thursday afternoons, starting Sept. 11, at the Ellicott City Colored School, Restored.

Participants will learn 12 sewing stitches and make their own quilts.

A two-session class for adults, ages 18 and older, will be offered Thursday evenings, starting Sept. 11, at the same location. Students will learn measuring techniques, fabric and pattern choices and pattern layout with adjustments.

Members of the Chesapeake Lace Maker's Guild will offer demonstrations of types of lace-making and share the history of the craft from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive in Ellicott City.

Those who attend will have a chance to try their hand at the craft.

Information: 410-465-8500, or

A traffic-calming project

A Howard County construction project to provide traffic calming on St. Johns Lane and on Chatham Road in Ellicott City will include eight flat-top traffic-calming tables on St. Johns Lane, between Frederick Road and the curve at 3933 St. Johns Lane, and on Chatham Road between Frederick Road and Dunloggin Road.

Signs will be posted, and flagging operations will direct traffic during construction hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The project is expected to be completed early next month, weather permitting.

Information: Lisa Brightwell, 410-313-3440.

Class on native plants

A master gardener class on native plants in Maryland will be offered at the Miller branch library at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Plant clinics with master gardeners will continue at the Miller branch from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the end of September. Residents are invited to take samples and ask questions about gardening problems.

The Miller branch is at 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-1950.

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