Remembering The Holocaust

April 19, 2009

Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, will commemorate Yom Hashoah, honoring the lives lost to the Holocaust, at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Steven Luckert, curator of the permanent exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak. There will be a Holocaust artifact display provided by Howard County survivors and their families. Those who attend are invited to inscribe their thoughts and feelings in the diaries in the Temple Isaiah lobby.

The program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County, Temple Isaiah, Shalom Aleichem, Oseh Shalom, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Calah Congregation, Beth Shalom, Bet Aviv and Ahavas Israel.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 101.

Lantern workshops

Howard County library branches are offering free lantern-making workshops for the Lanterns of Hope luminary procession planned for 8 p.m. Friday at the Lakefront in Columbia.

Workshops are planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Savage library, 9525 Durness Lane, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Glenwood branch, 2350 State Route 9.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to be part of the procession, intended to create a river of light along the banks of Lake Kittamaqundi at dusk.

The project is part of the county's Cherrybration Days, celebrating spring and the blossoming of Howard County's 1,300 Hope Kwanzan cherry trees, and helping to raise awareness and funds for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

Information: www.blossomsofhope.com.

Book signing

Author Miriam Ezeh will discuss her Christian novel The Story of Peace, about a young woman named Peace whose parents are killed in a tribal war, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Savage library, 9525 Durness Lane.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Information: 410-880-5975.

around town

Figure skating coaches : Special Olympics Howard County is seeking figure skating coaches. Practices are held from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Saturdays at Gardens Ice House, 13800 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel. Volunteers are also needed as coaches for an all-day competition May 17. An orientation session is required. Call Beth Greenberg at 410-740-0500 or e-mail at bjb410@comcast.net.

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