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Linden-Linthicum ready for a joyful noise Nov. 6 to help American Cancer Society

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church choir will be singing at a benefit concert Sunday, No. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Come to Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road, in Glenelg. The event is to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Other participating choirs are from Bethany, Glenelg, Glen Mar and Mt. Zion United Methodist churches. All are invited to attend this free event. A free will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

For more information, call 410-531-2324.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon in the church fellowship hall at 12430 Scaggsville Road, in Highland. Call Sharon Hill at 301-385-0639 or email robandsharonhill@verizon.net to schedule your donation or for more information.

"Friday Night Live," the annual River Hill High Pops Concert will be held Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. It's a one-night-only opportunity to hear and see all the River Hill music ensembles on one stage. The concert promises to be a spectacular evening of musical entertainment with something to please every taste.

River Hill poms will host a dance clinic in the school cafeteria Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The $40 fee includes dance instruction, time with the team, a snack and a River Hill Poms T-shirt.

You can sign up by emailing the participant's name and grade along with parent name and phone number to rhhspoms@gmail.com or call 443-831-9525. Payment will be due the day of the event.

Howard County Drug Free is conducting an anonymous online survey for teens and those 25 or under. Your input will help greatly in understanding and coping with local drug and alcohol issues.

Congratulations to Stephen Chen, Caitlin Davis, Troy Edelmen, Jonathan Geldof, Sarah Grunsfeld, Pavaris Kaotira, Mark LaPointe, Kristin Lee, Yacine Manseur, Devin Mayhew, Kathleen McInerney, Dominic Ong, Pratik Prakash, Matthew Renehan, Austin Roe, Joel Samelson, Jesse Simpson, Holden Smith, Kamran Tak and Joseph Zia — also known as Team Rocket at River Hill.

This outstanding group of young men and women just placed 33rd out of 149 international teams in the first round of the 2011 AsteroSPHERES/ZERO-Robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Semifinalists will be invited to MIT for ground competitions and finalists will have their programs run by astronauts aboard the International Space Station in a live webcast from space. Good luck, Team Rocket.

If you'd like to learn more about this program, go to http://www.zerorobotics.org/web/zero-robotics/home-publicotics/home-public.

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