Clarksville: If spring has sprung, registering for summer programs can't be far behind

Spring appears to be springing early this year and summer is never far behind. Now is the time to be registering for spring and summer programs.

You can be a proud sponsor of the third annual Pointers "Run" at Pointers Run Elementary April 28. For $100, a business can help raise money for school activities, provide for needed equipment and supplies not funded by the county and help with field trips. As a thank you, your business will be noted in the event brochure and on participant T-shirts if you sign up by Friday, March 9. You can still have your logo on T-shirts only until March 30.

To learn more, email Randy Wallenhorst at

Ladies, are you putting your acreage to good use? Register by March 9 to attend the Central Maryland Women in Agriculture Forum March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds, in West Friendship. Lunch and light refreshments are included in your $35 registration fee. Go to or call 410-313-6500.

Good food helps create good healthy kids and adults. Healthy Food in our Schools with Anthony Geraci will be presented March 15 at 7 p.m. at The Howard County Conservancy, in Woodstock. The cost is $5 per family. For more information call 410-465-8877 or go to

Applications for the Dayton Oaks Elementary School Regional Early Childhood Center must be returned by March 16. These classes are for children with and without disabilities who will be 3 and 4 years of age for the 2012-2013 school year. Call 410-313-1581 for an application. Space is limited for children without disabilities.

This year, the Triadelphia Pathfinder Club fielded two teams of youth ages 10-15 in Bible Bowl competition. Coached by Sharon Crews, the young people spent many hours studying and memorizing the Bible books of 1 Samuel and Mark, the portion of scripture covered in this year's challenge.

Congratulations to Jim and Jo Ashton, Christopher and Jeffrey Berglund, Maigane Diop, Ioana Olteanu, Hannah and Sarah Klingbeil, Sara Long and Heather Wahlen on first-place finishes in statewide competition. The teams will next meet competitors from eight states and the District of Columbia, in Hagerstown on March 17. Best wishes as you advance to the next level.

Have you purchased your tickets to the musical, "Footloose," at River Hill High? The River Hill theater arts department will present the popular show in the school auditorium March 14-17 at 7 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $11 or $12 at the door unless you remember to bring non-perishable foods for The Howard County Food Bank in which case, it will still be only $11.

"Footloose" is a story and music to appeal to all ages. They promise, "When the curtain falls, everybody in the audience will want to 'cut loose….footloose!'"

Purchase advance tickets at The box office opens 90 minutes before curtain. Need more information? Email Pam Land at or 410-313-7120.

Registration is now open for the High School CyberSecurity Fair and Expo in conjunction with the seventh annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition March 17 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab's Kossiakoff Center, in North Laurel.

The Fair/Expo is focused on operating, managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. It enables middle and high school students to learn more about careers in cybersecurity, certificate and college options, scholarships and admission processes. This exciting event is free and open to the public.

Go to for more information and to register.

For girls with an interest in science there is even more news. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore will host a 2012 Women's Science Forum March 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Girls in grades 6-12 can try hands-on activities in science and engineering. Registration includes a Continental breakfast and lunch. Go to to register.

The Clarksville Overlook Association, Alan Schneider and other residents living in close proximity to the proposed mortuary variance for the lot between Christ Lutheran Church and St. Louis Catholic Church are strongly opposed to this use of the land. There are environmental issues to consider in addition to the already difficult traffic problems.

If you would like more information on this topic or want to lend your support in opposing the variance, you can visit the Petitioners' web site You can also obtain information from the Board of Appeals web page, Consider the ramifications and make your own decision one way or the other. Don't be uninformed and complain later.

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