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Scout Troop 72 back from a week at camp [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

Boy Scout Troop 72 just returned from a fun week at summer camp. Members Michael Baker, Kyle Faulconer and Jeffrey Knight-Griffin especially enjoyed learning how to safely ride ATV's.

This active troop, led by Matthew Mader, meets on Thursday evenings at the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenelg, and always welcomes new members. Contact Mader at uscgmader@yahoo.com for more information about the troop.

The next feast at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church on Route 97. This month the menu will feature barbecue chicken donated by Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille in the Inwood Shopping Center.

The meal will cost $9 per person, with a maximum of $30 for a family. As always, children five and under are free. Proceeds will benefit a reading camp for at-risk children in Baltimore City. Lynne Quinn wants to let everyone know that there will be no feast in August, so you won't want to miss this one!

Two local churches will host vacation Bible school this month.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will "Splash into God's Word" during the week of Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25. The games, crafts and activities will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The program is designed for rising kindergartners through fifth graders. Call the church office at 410-489-4035 for more information.

Gethsemane Baptist Church on Burntwoods Road will host vacation Bible school Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, every day from 9 a.m. through noon. This year's theme is "Agency D3" and is designed for potty-trained three year olds through rising fifth graders. Rising sixth grade students, and students who are older, may assist as Leaders in Training. For more information call the church at 410-442-5853, or send an email to jhhbody@gmail.com.

The fifth annual Howard County Film Feastival will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at Clark's Elioak Farm, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Feastival is a celebration of the local food movement in Howard County highlighting the connection between Howard County farms, restaurants, food producers and the community.

This year the Feastival will feature mini films on the importance of local agriculture and the protection of the Chesapeake Bay. There will be music, educational booths and a farmers' market featuring local cheese, honey, fruits and vegetables.

The event serves as a kick-off to Howard County's Love Local Restaurant Weeks from July 21 through Aug. 4, when area restaurants use locally grown products to create farm fresh meals. It will also promote the start of the Buy Local Maryland Challenge from July 25 through Aug. 2.

There is no cost for the event but a donation will be taken at the gate to benefit Howard County's Food Bank Community Garden. Advance registration is required at http://www.hceda.org/agriculture and registration is limited.

I am always looking for news for this column. Please let me know how you are spending your summer. I am also happy to mention any event your group is planning. Let me know what is going on at tracy21738@yahoo.com

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