neighborhood briefs

March 28, 2010

Children can have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny at the Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, today through Saturday. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The visit and photo with the Easter Bunny are free, with no reservations required. For more information, go to

Relay for Life will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 on the grounds of Howard's east Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Vendors are welcome. The cost is $10 per space, and sellers must donate at least 50 percent of the proceeds to Relay For Life.

Call 410-916-2925 for more information.

The Homewood Center holds its annual career fair from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 10914 Route 108. More than 30 business professionals will provide information on real estate investment, becoming a musician, dog grooming, and starting a business. Colleges, Job Corps and other organizations will also have information to share. Call 410-313-5664 for more information.

The Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football & Cheer Program is looking for volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers and competition-level coaches. Information: Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-461-1225, or

The Howard County Republican Women's Club holds its annual membership tea from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. Guest speaker is Ruth Umbel, president of the Maryland Federation of Republican Women. There will also be refreshments and door prizes. For location and more information, call 410-489-4507 or go to

The South Laurel Recreation Council needs certified instructors to teach Pilates, zumba and tennis during spring and/or summer classes in the Laurel area. For more information, call 301-776-2805.

Oseh Shalom Congregation will hold a "Scout Shabbat" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 7515 Olive Branch Way in Laurel. All units in the area are invited and should wear their Class A uniforms and bring the unit flag. Girl Scouts and family members are also invited. For more information, call 301-725-7173.

Savage Bluegrass performs Tuesday at Sam's Bar and Restaurant, U.S. 1 South, in Laurel. Call 301-317-7796.

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