December 28, 2008
Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue will hold an adoption show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at PetSmart, 9041 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia. All dogs are spayed or neutered and have been vaccinated. For information on the adoption process, to check out the cockers waiting for new homes, or to volunteer to foster, go to cockerspanielrescue.com or call 703-533-2373. To view pictures and biographies of the dogs, go to the Web site and click on "Dogs Available" and then on "Best Friends."
December 21, 2008
The Howard County chapter of African American Culture will offer a countywide celebration of Kwanzaa from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 26. at the East Columbia 50 Plus Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. The public is invited. To reserve a seat: 410-313-7680. Mentors sought A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring/Tutoring Program is recruiting volunteers to work with Howard County elementary and middle schools. Volunteers are needed during school hours and after school until 6 p.m. Volunteers should be able to dedicate an hour a week for a school year.
December 14, 2008
The Howard County Office on Aging will sponsor two holiday events at the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. A holiday cookie contest will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should take a batch of homemade cookies and a copy of the recipe. Cookies will be sampled by a panel of judges. There will be prizes for best-decorated, best-tasting and healthiest. The Howard County Center of African-American Culture will offer a countywide celebration of Kwanzaa from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 26. The public is invited.
November 23, 2008
The chamber orchestra of Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, will present a concert to benefit the WBAL Kids Campaign at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the school auditorium. The concert will feature the OMHS chamber orchestra, musicians from the Wilde Lake High School Chamber Orchestra, singers from the Annapolis Chorale and area soloists. The concert is appropriate for children and adults. Tickets are $10; students ages 11 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. Information: Philip Hale, 410-313-6945.
November 16, 2008
The Judy Center and Cradlerock School will honor school fathers and other significant men in the lives of Cradlerock's kindergarten children at the fourth "Meals With Magnificent Men," an outreach program coordinated through the Judy Center. The traditional Thanksgiving lunch will be followed by interactive literacy activities, such as reading stories and learning through singing. The event will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Cradlerock School, 6700 Cradlerock Way. The event is part of a program to reinforce the importance of parent involvement at the school and to provide insight into the kindergarten program.
November 9, 2008
As part of its new life-enhancement series, Columbia Art Center will offer a presentation on "The Art of Gluten-Free Cooking," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the center, 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village Center. Jules Dowler Shepard, an artist and an expert in gluten-free cooking and author of Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating and The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free, will offer insights on gluten-free flours, shopping, eating out and traveling.