March 15, 2009
Marriotts Ridge High School will present Sandy Wilson's romantic comedy about the lives of an English heiress and her school friends, The Boy Friend, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. March 22. More than 100 students will participate in the drama, songs and dances. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. Information or to purchase tickets: Jeanne Jurney, 301-854-5628 or e-mail, email@example.com. Marriotts Ridge High is at 12100 Woodford Road in Marriottsville.
March 8, 2009
The Howard County Cat Club will sponsor an adoption show noon to 3 p.m. today at the Highland Groomery in Highland. Among the cats seeking adoptive families at the show will be some senior special-needs cats. Prospective adoptive families will be asked to complete an application, sign a contract and pay an adoption fee: $125 for one cat; $150 for two. All of the cats are neutered/spayed and have been vaccinated. The Highland Groomery is at 13401 Clarksville Pike, at routes 108 and 216. Information: 410-730-3679 or e-mail: howard countycats@earthlink.
February 15, 2009
Western Howard County's Relay For Life, the overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will hold a team meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The theme for the meeting is "You Are the Heart of Relay," and information about Relay for Life will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Friends and relatives of cancer survivors, religious organizations, service clubs, schools and the public are invited to form teams, which raise money during the year for the event.
February 1, 2009
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for the Western Howard County Spring Youth Baseball/Softball League for children and youth ages 5 to 18. Games are played at various locations in the county. Opening day is April 18. The cost is $110 to $160 a child, depending on age. There is a $10 discount for siblings. Columbia and Clarksville area residents ages 7 to 8 and 9 to 10 can register in in the area where they live. The age determination date is April 30, 2009.
January 11, 2009
The Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a Winter Arts Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Local artisans will display and sell their work and demonstrate their techniques. Admission is free. The center is offering a "New Year, New You" fitness promotion, allowing residents to purchase a 25-, 50- or 100-visit pass with no expiration date and no additional monthly fees. A medical clearance form and an orientation is required. The promotion is valid until Jan. 30. The community center will hold a Camp Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7. Families will have an opportunity to learn about local camps and camp-related organizations and meet camp representatives.
December 21, 2008
Play group: Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is offering a new Kiddie Korner Play Group for children ages 5 and younger accompanied by an adult from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The group will meet to play games and make friends. Identification is required for adults. Information: 410-313-4840. Paint, draw: Glenwood Senior Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, is offering a painting and drawing open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Take your own supplies and paint.
November 23, 2008
The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co., 1330 Route 94, will hold a "Quarter Auction" fundraiser on Saturday. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the auction will start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; no refunds. Each person who purchases a ticket will receive $10 in quarters and a bidding paddle. Information: Judy Gue, 240-674-1961. around town New traffic patterns : The State Highway Administration has opened three roundabouts and two new ramps along Route 32. Traffic signals have been removed at Pfefferkorn and Ten Oaks roads.
November 16, 2008
The River Hill Community Association is holding a "Helping Our Heroes" donation drive. Donations will be accepted at Claret Hall and distributed to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Prepaid phone cards, electric shavers, clothing, digital video discs and other items are needed. The River Hill Community Association is working with the Soldier Family Assistance Center to collect the items. Information: Mary Harris, 410-531-1749. The community association's breakfast/lunch with Santa will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (breakfast)
November 9, 2008
The Clarksville Rotary Club will sponsor a fundraiser, "Baubles & Bling and Holiday Things" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at a new restaurant, scheduled to open soon, The Fat Duck of Highland. The event will benefit Howard County General Hospital's pediatric ward. The event will feature wine-tasting with 21 different wines, jewelry and hors d'oeuvres by chef Brian Boston of The Milton Inn, who will open The Fat Duck. Tickets are $50. Information or to purchase tickets: Ashley Kreh, of Wilhide's Flowers, 410-465-3434.
November 2, 2008
Nearly three years after a large sinkhole formed in the parking lot of an Annapolis high-rise apartment building, the city's public housing authority is set to spend nearly $1 million on repairs. Construction, to be completed in two parts, is scheduled to begin before the end of the year and is expected to take two to six months to complete, depending on weather, according to Eric Brown, executive director of the Housing Authority of Annapolis. "In fact, what we have are several sinkholes, not just one," Brown said.