December 15, 2010
Years ago, diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS presented patients with an imminent death sentence. While there's no doubt that receiving a diagnosis of serious illness remains a life-changer, today many patients with conditions like these can look forward to a much brighter prognosis, thanks to new and better therapies and the researchers who have dedicated their lives to developing them. Yet no matter how many researchers join the effort to find treatments that improve patients' lives, the endeavor cannot move forward without the active involvement of another group of participants.
April 4, 2010
Volunteers are needed for the annual Columbia BikeAbout on May 8. Volunteers will assist with traffic control, directions and registration, and act as guides along the 15-mile route. Flexible shifts are available between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Training, along with a free T-shirt, will be provided. For more information, call 410-715-3103.
May 17, 2009
A "Picture Book Parade!" for ages 2-5 with an adult, is offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. "Pajama Time" for all ages is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel. Around town Volunteers needed : The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting community members to assist nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers. 410-715-3179. Figure skating coaches : Special Olympics Howard County is seeking figure skating coaches.
May 10, 2009
Teachers' workshop : The environmental education office of the Patuxent Research Refuge will offer an orientation to the National Wildlife Visitor Center for teachers Saturday. The cost is $15. The National Wildlife Visitor Center is at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, off Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, south of Laurel. Information or registration: 301-497-5898 or 301-497-5763. Volunteers needed : The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, in cooperation with the Community Emergency Response Network, is recruiting community members to assist nonprofit agencies in need of volunteers.
April 12, 2009
Historic Savage Mill, Maryland Public Television and MIX 107.3 FM will hold a "GreenLife Festival" May 2 and 3 to celebrate and instruct participants on going "green" and to raise money for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Events will feature a visit from a MIX 107.3 FM personality, live music, beer tasting by Rams Head Tavern, speakers and exhibitors, "green" offers by merchants at the mill, zip-line rides offered by Terrapin Adventures and a "GreeenScape" art exhibit and auction. An auction and reception are planned May 3 at the Savage Mill Cotton Shed Gallery.