Kwanzaa celebration planned for public

December 21, 2008

The Howard County chapter of African American Culture will offer a countywide celebration of Kwanzaa from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 26. at the East Columbia 50 Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The public is invited. To reserve a seat: 410-313-7680.

Mentors sought

A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring/Tutoring Program is recruiting volunteers to work with Howard County elementary and middle schools.

Volunteers are needed during school hours and after school until 6 p.m. Volunteers should be able to dedicate an hour a week for a school year. Volunteers are needed at Phelps Luck Elementary, Oakland Mills Middle and Longfellow Elementary schools.

Information: Chaya Kaplan, 410-730-6030, or Joe Willmott, 410-730-0229.

around town

Single again : "Changing Focus/Single Again," a nonprofit program for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 7 p.m. A social worker meets with the group, which breaks into smaller groups to discuss the topic of the week. 410-721-0992, or

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