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Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Glenelg High schedules forum on substance abuse

Glenelg High School will present a special event for parents on Nov. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the school's media center.

Parent 2 Parent is the opportunity for parents to find out what your kids don't want you to know about substance abuse.

A panel of parents will describe their experiences with substance abuse in their children and what they did to deal with the challenges.

Audience discussion will follow, facilitated by a professional who can answer questions and concerns about what parents should look for and what they can do. Youth ages 13 and up (with an adult) are also welcome to attend.

On Nov. 15, the Folly Quarter Middle School PTA will present its first community education event of the school year in the River Hill High School auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m.

Katherine Newman, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and author of the book, "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings," will present a Parent and Student Program on awareness. With the goal of keeping students safe so they can focus on learning, the evening will teach about awareness — how to identify signs, and encouraging people to speak up if they notice a concern or something amiss. All encouraged to attend this very informative evening.

The Glenelg United Methodist Church Choir will sing at a benefit concert, Choirs Against Cancer, on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Along with other participating choirs, the Lyric Brass Quintet of Baltimore will perform. The public is invited. While there is no charge for the concert, a free-will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will follow the concert.

The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is now holding its first Citrus Fruit Sale of the year. In the month of November they are offering Florida grapefruit, Florida navel oranges, tangerines and a variety pack.

Orders are due by Nov. 2 for fruit to be picked up at Glenelg High School on Nov. 17. Order forms are available from the Glenelg High School office, by contacting Cindy Desrochers at 410-489-4977 or, or by downloading from their website at Mail the completed fruit order form with your check made out to GHS Marching Unit Fruit Sale to the address given on the form.

Howard County citizens are invited to comment on "Bike Howard," the county's first Bicycle Transportation Master Plan, at a public workshop on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Glenwood Branch Library.

The plan will address bicycling for both transportation and recreation, and will consider on-road and off-road bicycling facilities. Additional information, including an online survey and interactive map, are available at

The Gary J. Arthur Community Center will present its sixth annual Holiday Vendor Fair on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you haven't started already, this is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

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