Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters will hold its Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 20, at Waverly Woods Golf Course. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1p.m. This event will benefit all after-school clubs, sports and activities at MRHS. Last year, over $7,700 was raised. The event will include a four-person best-ball scramble with a boxed lunch, dinner and reception. When you arrive, don’t forget to pick up a Power Package for $20 which consists of a mulligan, a hand toss and a ladies tee. You can also purchase 50/50 raffle tickets at $5each or six for $20. There will be many contests and prizes for all who participate. Player registration is $150 per person or $600 for a foursome. There are also many opportunities for sponsors who would be supporting a worthy cause. For more information about this event, please visit www.mrhs-golf.com.
Are you up for a good scare? Come down to Main Street in Sykesville for a guided journey through the hauntings and legends of the historic town. Oct. 13, 21 and 27, tours will begin at 8p.m. at the Town Hall. There will only be 25 people per tour and spots are filling up fast. Tickets are $15 per person and you must register online at www.sykesvillemainstreet.com.
The Howard County Conservancy has launched a new effort with with the county to reduce the amount of plastic waste used at its nature centers. Were you aware that plastic utensils can take up to 400 years to break down? In an effort to condense the waste, the Conservancy will offer a discounted rental fee for weddings and parties that use china instead of plastic. In addition to this discount, a $1 reusable spork will be available for purchase in the gift shop. This spork can be purchased by businesses and schools who wish to reduce the use of plastic waste at their locations. Whenever possible, people are encouraged to use reusable products. Currently, the recycling rate in the United States is only at 9 percent according to Gina Bonomo, Howard County Recycling program coordinator. For more information about the Howard County Conservancy or for a list of recyclables, please visit www.howardcountyrecycles.org.