Monster Mash supports school

October 26, 2008

Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Ellicott City will hold a pre-Halloween Monster Mash, in support of Clemens Crossing Elementary School, at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Count B (known to his former Clemens Crossing pupils as "Mr. B") will entertain at the book fair. A portion of every sale will be donated to the Clemens Crossing PTA. No vouchers are needed; buyers should ask that their purchases be credited to the school's fundraiser.

Medicare seminars

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging will offer "What You Can Expect from Medicare - Medicare 101" at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way.

The workshop reviews how Medicare works, benefits, and how it relates to supplemental health insurance. Information on Medicare prescription drug coverage will be available.

"Why Medicare Isn't Enough! - Medicare 102" will focus on the gaps in Medicare coverage and how they can be covered. Discussion will include information on prescription drug resources and Medicare prescription drug coverage.

The programs are sponsored by the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program. Admission is free. Information or registration: 410-313-7391.

around town

Carve pumpkins : PumpkinFest, child-friendly Halloween entertainment for ages 4 to 12 and their parents, will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Activities include "Pin the Tail on the Monster," "Goblin Obstacle Course," "Touch and Guess," pumpkin carving and a bouncing gym. The cost is $8 for ages 4 to 12 and $10 for adults. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. Information: 301-604-7283.

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