Lisbon/Woodbine: Quarter mania fundraiser set for Feb. 17 to help Magulick brothers

The Lisbon Children's Christian Care Center is sponsoring a quarter mania fundraiser Friday, Feb. 17 at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Hall. This event is to offset the medical expenses for the Magulick brothers, ages 3 and 4. The boys attend the Center and have serious medical issues that have put a strain on the family's financial situation.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the event and the game begins at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $5 for two game paddles and $8 at the door for one game paddle. Refreshments will also be available to purchase

For more information, call 240-674-1961 or email and enter "quarter mania" in the subject line. Here's an opportunity for the Magulick's neighbors to step up to the plate and help someone who really needs it.

The Howard County government offices, senior centers, courts, and animal shelter will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for President's Day. Regular trash and recycling pickup will operate, as usual. The landfill will also be open. The Community Center in Glenwood will also be open.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be feeding the neighborhood. Its Fat Tuesday pancake supper will be held Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Supper is open to the public with a free will offering.

Two days later, on Thursday, Feb. 23, the church will host its monthly feast from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, it will be a stew feast, perfect for those cold February nights.

The cost is $9 for adults or $30 for a family. Children 5 and younger can eat for free. Proceeds will go to help People Who Need People, a network of families supporting charities that benefit women and children by donating food and baby supplies. The charities include: Grassroots Crisis Shelter, Sarah's House, Sarah's Hope and My Sister's Place Women's Center. For more information about this program, go to

If you are a veteran or in the military and would like to learn about resources available, the Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families will be holding a public meeting Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be at the Howard County Library's Central Branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., in Columbia. For more information, call 410-313-6400.

After all these years, Meals on Wheels is still delivering meals to people who are homebound and unable to shop for their food or prepare their own meals. The program offers two meals, a hot lunch and a cold supper that are delivered by volunteers weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you are in needs of these services or would like to volunteer, call 1-866-558-0827.

On March 17, St. Michael's Catholic Church will be holding its annual Hoedown to Bring the Mortgage Down. The proceeds from this event go to pay on the mortgage for the church's education wing. This building is used by many groups in the community, not just the church.

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Greene Turtle, in Mount Airy, will be donating 10 percent of the day's checks to the church for the Hoedown expenses. This is a great opportunity to treat the family to dinner and help get rid of that big mortgage.

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