May 26, 2011

Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.

Interview with Older Adults — Hosted by the Coordinating Center, Leadership Howard County and the Howard County Office on Aging. Seeking to interview individuals, ages 65 and older, currently living in ZIP codes 21044 or 21045. Part of the Opting for Independence project, the one-hour interview is aimed at understanding and improving Howard County older adults' ability to remain living in their home and age in place. The interview is confidential and conducted in the individual's home at a time of their convenience during May. Rusty Toler, 443-285-1460 or rusty.toler@gmail.com.

The Arc of Howard County — Seeking volunteers to help with the water stations and as road marshals at the Celebration Sprint Triathalon, June 25; and Iron Girl Triathalon, Aug. 22. Therese Dalrymple, tdalrymple!@archoward.org.

Howard County Human Rights Commission — Seeking applicants for the position of student commissioner to serve a one-year term, from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, as a non-voting member on the commission. Candidates must be a Howard County resident, be younger than 18-years-old, have an interest in human/civil rights and able to attend the Commission's meetings on the third Thursday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m. Applicants must submit an application and a brief essay telling why they want to serve on the commission. Send applications to Howard County Human Rights Commission, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. Office of Human Rights, 410-313-6430 or http://www.howardcountymd.gov/HR/ HR_HomePage.htm. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wed., June 1.

Sports Plus — Seeking volunteers to help with its co-ed programs for children ages 5-14 with mild to moderate autism and other disabilities. Volunteers would assist coaches and provide encouragement to the young athletes. Spring program focuses on track and field and soccer skills. No experience required. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., through June 4, Talbott Springs Elementary, 9550 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. http://www.playsportsplus.org. Diane Golden, golden4@comcast.net.

Columbia Association Risk Management Committee Seeking a qualified member of the Columbia community to serve a three-year term as a voting member of this committee. Interested candidates must have at least 10 years work experience in the general liability insurance or risk management industries with experience administering claims, assessing risk, implementing or administering risk management programs that present a level of complexity of insurance and risk management issues generally comparable to CA's self-insurance program; preferably be certified in risk management or insurance matters; be a resident of CA-assessed property or be employed on CA-assessed property; and sign and comply with the CA Non-Disclosure Agreement for Advisory Committees and Resident Members of Board Committees. Committee meets at least quarterly in closed session. Send letters of interest, with resume or equivalent information, by June 10 to: Diane Cardenas, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044; fax to 410-715-3042 or email Diane.Cardenas@ColumbiaAssociation.com. Susan Krabbe, 410-715-5519.

Columbia Association Aquatics Master Plan Task Force — Seeking members to serve on an Aquatics Master Plan Task Force that will provide guidance to CA as it develops the Aquatics Master Plan. Interested candidates can review and complete an application at http://www.columbiaassociation.org/AquaticsMasterPlan/Application.pdf. Deadline is June 10. John Herdson, 401-381-1096 or John.Herdson@columbiaassociation.com.

Columbia Festival of the Arts — Seeking committed volunteers, ages 15 and older, to help with its free LakeFest community arts event, June 10-12, at the Columbia lakefront. Opportunities include assisting with the information booth, helping children with arts and crafts, trash collection, parking lot monitoring and festival set-up and break-down. Volunteers must commit to a four-hour morning, afternoon or evening shift and attend a brief volunteer orientation. Register online at http://www.columbiafestival.com and click the volunteer tab, or contact Debra, 410-715-3044 or debra@columbiafestival.com.

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