Frisky's Wildlife Refuge puts out the welcome mat [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Every summer, Frisky's Wildlife Refuge and Primate Sanctuary offers free tours to the public. Adults and children ages 5 and older are invited to come learn about Frisky's mission, meet some of the volunteers who make this undertaking possible, and visit the animals.

Tours are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays: June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17. Advance registration is required and group size is limited, so register early. To do so, email Heather Wandell at, or call 410-465-7303. (Note: This phone number is for tour information only.)

Frisky's is located just east of Woodstock Road, at 10790 Old Frederick Road (Route 99), in Woodstock.

Wouldn't it be great to have a trendy, local coffee house where one could visit with friends over a cup of joe while the swinging sounds of jazz fill the room?

Glenelg United Methodist Church is transforming its fellowship hall into such a venue, complete with the Kenny Rittenhouse Jazz Quartet (, on Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Come out for "Java and Jazz" in the latest installment of the church's free community concert series.

The address is 13900 Burntwoods Road, in Glenelg, and the phone number is 410-489-7260.

It's almost here! The final planning meeting for Relay of Life of Western Howard County is Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, in Cooksville.

The event itself will kick off with an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at Western Regional Park. Of course, the entire community is invited to visit this overnight walkathon to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Go to to learn more, or contact the relay committee at or 410-781-4316.

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