There's plenty to see and do Sept. 13. The Mall in Columbia will host City Gives, a fundraiser benefiting the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County from 5 to 8 p.m.
If you're not familiar with the Giving Circle, check it out at http://www.womensgivingcircle.org. You can contact the group at 410-730-7840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This amazing group of women can rally to meet the needs of local women in dire straits in a matter of hours or less.
Parents of boys interested in joining Cub Scout Pack 702 at Pointers Run Elementary should come to the music room Sept. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This group is for boys from first grade Tiger Cubs through fourth or fifth grade Webelos.
Congratulations to Andrew Wohlstetter. The eighth grade Clarksville Middle School artist's work was selected for hanging in the boardroom of the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore City this fall.
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office of Children's Services is hosting "Family First," a series of workshops for parents and guardians raising young children from birth to age eight. You can attend all four workshops or individual classes. Each class costs $7.
Classes are interactive, practical and hands-on. They will be held at the Bain Center every other Saturday from Sept. 15 through Oct. 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or registration, go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/, call 410-313-1940 or email email@example.com.
Local dentist Rashmi Parmar will present "Sweetheart, You're Snoring" at the next meeting of the Knights of Columbus in the St. Louis Church social hall on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. If you'd like to know all about snoring, sleep apnea and other sleep problems, you're welcome to meet with the group. The program is free and all are welcome to attend.
Are you confused about Medicare and wondering what to do during the upcoming Open Season? Free help is available. "What to Be Alert to After Signing Up for Medicare" will be presented at the Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
"Medicare 102 — Why Medicare Isn't Enough" will be presented at the Bain Center on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. To register for either or both sessions, call 410-313-7391.
The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program of the Howard County Office on Aging also offers one-on-one counseling by appointment at the Bain Center Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 p.m., at the Ellicott City Senior Center Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings and at the Glenwood 50+ Center on the second Tuesday morning of each month.
Don't you just love to wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing? The Howard County Bird Club has donated nearly $67,000 for habitat preservation. One of the ways to raise that money is through the annual seed sale.
You can support habitat preservation by ordering seeds from them or making tax-deductible donations to the fund. Place your order by Sept. 21 for pick up Oct. 6. You'll find all the information and an order form at http://www.howardbirds.org/pdf/SeedSale2012.pdf.