Pediatric ward fundraiser

November 09, 2008

The Clarksville Rotary Club will sponsor a fundraiser, "Baubles & Bling and Holiday Things" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at a new restaurant, scheduled to open soon, The Fat Duck of Highland. The event will benefit Howard County General Hospital's pediatric ward.

The event will feature wine-tasting with 21 different wines, jewelry and hors d'oeuvres by chef Brian Boston of The Milton Inn, who will open The Fat Duck.

Tickets are $50. Information or to purchase tickets: Ashley Kreh, of Wilhide's Flowers, 410-465-3434.

Health clinics

Glenwood Senior Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer a flu shot clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Blood pressure screenings are offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the center. The screenings are sponsored by Howard County General Hospital. There is no charge.

A program on nutrition, "Food for Life," will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the center. Rona Martiyan, a licensed dietitian, will be available for appointments to discuss nutritional issues.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-5440.

around town

New traffic patterns : The State Highway Administration has opened three roundabouts and two new ramps and removed two traffic signals along Route 32. Traffic signals have been removed at Pfefferkorn and Ten Oaks roads. Motorists on Route 32 can use the ramps and roundabouts to access Burntwoods, Pfefferkorn and Ten Oaks roads. A new Burntwoods Road bridge over Route 32 is also open to traffic. Motorists are asked to reduce speed and stay alert; variable message boards, barrels and arrow boards will guide them through the new traffic pattern. The $27 million project is expected to be completed in the spring. 800-323-6742.

Prayer service : Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold its third Community Prayer Service from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. The nondenominational service is intended as a time of healing for cancer survivors, their families and friends. Light refreshments will be served. The Rev. Paul Shoffeitt will speak; The Rev. Brian Schockey, the pastor, will preside. 410-313-4840.

Paint, draw : The Glenwood Senior Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is offering a painting and drawing open studio, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. Take your own supplies and paint. The group is open to everyone, and admission is free. 410-313-5440.

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