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Elkridge Elementary School is hosting a yard sale on Oct. 4, from 8 a.m to noon, and you are invited to participate as a seller or a buyer.The yard sale directly benefits the PTA and those hoping to make some money on their unused/unwanted items.

Anyone can purchase two parking spots in the school's annex lot (the parking lot closest to Montgomery Road) for $15 to use to sell their items. If people have a lot to sell, they can purchase four spots for $30. If they have only a small amount to sell, spots can be shared among neighbors or friends.

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The $15 can be paid in cash or via check made out to EES PTA and sent to the school or dropped off in the front office in an envelope marked EES PTA. Whatever money people make off of their items is theirs to keep.

Terri Marcus is the contact person for questions and can be reached at eespta@hotmail.com.

The PTA uses all the money it receives to benefit the students and teachers of Elkridge Elementary. The PTA pays for all the cultural art assemblies at the school, helps offset teachers' classroom expenses and helps support other programs such as Just for Dads, Family Fun Nights, PBIS, 5th grade programs and Teacher Appreciation Week.

CrossLife Community Church would like to invite you to learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. It lasts for 10 weeks beginning on Saturday, Oct. 4, and ending on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Classes go from 9 a.m. until noon and will be held at Elkridge Baptist Church Youth House (next to Elkridge Baptist Church), 5929 Setter Drive.

The cost is $93 plus $9.30 for materials and you can register at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/41949/class/264620. Questions can be directed to Sandy Cook at Sandy.Cook@us.gt.com

Come take turns planning and constructing a virtual world, as well as play Wii and other interactive games at the Elkridge Branch Library on Minecraft Monday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 8 pm.

If that's not your thing, you can stop by the Elkridge Branch on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m., for an international event, Star Wars Reads Day. Celebrate reading and Star Wars. Families may take photos with characters, play Star Wars on the Wii, make crafts and borrow Star Wars titles.

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