Seeing Joyce Lozado back at the reception desk in Claret Hall always brightens my day. Recovering from her winter fall took way too long. Friendly, smiling people are always missed. Glad to see you back to your old self, Joyce.

You can choose to dine-in or carry-out from Ledo's Pizza and Pasta in River Hill Shopping Center to support River Hill High School field hockey. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 10 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the team. The carry-out number is 443-535-0599.

Congratulations to all the Clarksville Elementary students who expended the time and effort to enter the Reflections competition. Collin and Justin Blackman will both represent the kindergarten classes in Howard County competition for the literature category.

Annie Soon and Kevin Liu will represent grades 1 and 2 respectively in visual arts. Successful third-grade competitors include Sharon Goel for music composition, Madeline Blank for literature, Mackenzie Kleinberger and Meghan Young for visual arts.

Moving up to county competition from grade 4 are Julia Canna for dance choreography, Julianne Blackman for music composition and Megan Liu for visual arts. Rounding out the list are fifth-graders Rebeccah Blau for dance choreography and Brenna Young for photography. Good luck.

Demographic studies indicate the Clarksville/River Hill population is growing older. There must surely be many who are age 55 or better who would like to get together for fun and social interaction. Local Girl Scout troops will entertain the 55 and better group at Claret Hall Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The girls will even teach you a few songs.

It should be an enjoyable, multigenerational afternoon. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-531-1749 or go to http://www.villageofriverhill.org.

The folks at Claret Hall are surveying active adults 55 or better to see what activities and services you would like to have. You can give your input at the next Meet and Greet Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. or give them a call sooner.

Great Sage restaurant is holding a benefit for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Sunday, Jan 29 and 10 percent of all sales for the day will go to the charity.

Register by Feb. 5 to learn to make snuggly, warm fleece blankets. Members of Girl Scout Troop 2527 are working toward the Silver Award by conducting the class. Fleece blankets will be donated to the House of Ruth Center for abused women and children.

The session is scheduled for Feb. 11 and runs from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $15. Snacks and a fun patch are included. To participate, you must be age 9 or older. Space is limited. To register or learn more, email act knoblett6@yahoo.com.

River Hill High's Future Business Leaders of America is seeking professionals interested in judging the nine performance competitive events offered at the upcoming Maryland FBLA Region 9 Leadership Conference. Judges will need to be at River Hill High Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you have questions, email Kurt Anderson at kurt.anderson@mdfbla.org. If interested in judging, fill out the judging interest form at http://www.rhfbla.org/MDFBLAR9/judges.html.

Have you been wondering what substances your neighbor's teens might be using these days? Not your problem, right? Your kids wouldn't do that you may think. Learn what's happening now. A Parent's Guide to Substances Teens May Be Using will be presented Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lime Kiln Middle School cafeteria.

The free program is designed for parents of students in grades 4-12. It always pays to be informed. The child you save may be your own. This free presentation is cosponsored by Lime Kiln PTA and HC DrugFree.