Howard County Briefs

September 14, 2012

Volunteer for the environment

The Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment is recruiting for the 2013 class of legacy leaders. The program is designed for persons 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge about the environment and create a legacy through their volunteer work. Classes begin Jan. 31 and meet at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt and the Howard County Conservancy at Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock. After graduation in September, leaders begin 100 hours of mentored field placements. For detailed information, go to howardllie.com or call 410-381-5279. Application deadline is Sept. 28 

Children's concert

The Columbia Concert Band performs a free children's concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The performance includes "Hedwig's Theme" and music from Disney movies. After the concert, an instrument "petting zoo," when children can touch and play the instruments and talk to the musicians, will take place. Information: 301-596-9783.

Auditions

Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 36th anniversary season. Works to be performed include "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," "Faure Requiem" and works from Spain and Latin America. Call 410-730-8549 to schedule an audition. Information: procantare.org.

'The Temperamentals'

Rep Stage opens its 20th season with Jon Marans' play, winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award, running through Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Studio Theatre of Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Tickets are $33-$40. For show times, tickets and more information, call 443-518-1500 or go to http://www.repstage.org.

Reunion notices

•Atholton High School's Class of 1977 will hold its 35th reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22. Cost is $50 per person. For details and more information, email Natalie Gutow McManus at natvoice@aol.com or LMWhite12@verizon.net.

 •A half-century has passed since Baltimore City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email karasov1@hotmail.com or call 410-381-6506.

Environmental volunteers

The Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment is recruiting for the 2013 class of legacy leaders. The environmental education and volunteer leadership program is designed for people 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge about the environment and create a legacy through their volunteer work with Howard County partner organizations. Applications are due Sept. 28. A $75 fee is due at enrollment. For more information, go to howardllie.com. To apply, call 410-381-5279 or 410-796-7232, or email HocoLLIE@gmail.com.

Skills park

Rockburn Skills Park, targeted toward mountain bikers and trail runners, has opened at Rockburn Branch Park. Features include a pump track, flow trail, descending trail, climbing trail and an uphill return trail. The 450-acre Rockburn Branch Park includes 7.4 miles of trails, woodlands, marshes and stream valleys, multipurpose athletic fields, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, two playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course and picnic pavilions. Information: rockburnskillspark.org.

Farmers' markets

Local and regional fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, eggs and baked goods are available at these area farmers' markets:

•Howard County Library, Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 31.

•Howard County Library, East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 15.

•Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 26.

•Howard County Library, Glenwood branch, 2350 Route 97. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 17.

•Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Oliver Place, Columbia. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 18.

Information: howardcountyfarmersmarkets.com.

Tutors needed

A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring-Tutoring Inc. seeks adult volunteers to work in Howard County public schools and in after-school programs. Volunteers may work with individual students or small groups during and after school. Volunteers are asked to commit for one hour a week for a minimum of one school year. Information: 410-730-6030 or 410-740-3850.

Guided hikes

The Howard County Conservancy offers free guided hikes and talks on the second Saturday of the month. Visitors can enjoy an easy walk in the meadows and woods of the conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. Information: 410-465-8877 or go to hcconservancy.org.

Theater rental

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