Community Notes


November 16, 2008

Student artwork to be auctioned Saturday

The Columbia Association's Teen Advisory Committee invites Howard County students to submit artwork to be sold at a student auction and fundraiser, to be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia.

Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the artist; 50 percent to Smile Train, a charity providing free surgery for poor children in developing countries in need of cleft palate or lip repair. The charity also provides training for doctors and other medical professionals.

Artwork must include a title, contact information for the artist and an opening bid for the piece. All media will be accepted; two-dimensional artwork must be matted or framed. The work can be delivered Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Village Center.

The auction is sponsored by the Teen Advisory Committee. Information: 410-715-5523.

Soroptimists to hear Odum

Soroptimist International of Howard County will sponsor a talk by Linda Odum, a founder of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, at the group's dinner meeting Thursday.

She will talk about the organization of women philanthropists whose members are pooling their funds to help women and girls in Howard County.

The group will meet at 6:15 p.m. at Cafe de Paris, 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia.

Soroptimist of Howard County is part of an international volunteer service organization of business and professional women that works to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Information: Karen Trennepohl, 410-750-9413.

For grant seekers

Nonprofit organizations and others seeking grants can access a new collection of resources at the Howard County Library, which has become a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center of New York, one of nine such institutions in Maryland.

To introduce the new resource, the library invites grant seekers and community leaders to attend an event from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Janice Rosenberg of the Foundation Center will provide an overview and answer questions about the collection.

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