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Ain't Misbehavin' at Historical Society Museum [Ellicott City]

Ready for a party? Here's your chance. On Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Ain't Misbehavin' Swing Dance Party Big Band Concert is back by popular demand.

Don't miss this two-bass set-up (string bass on one side of the stage and tuba on the other) with the sultry sounds of Brenda Blackwell and vocals of Jody LoMedico at the Howard County Historical Society Museum, 8328 Court Ave., in Ellicott City.

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Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. It benefits the Howard County Historical Society. For ticket information, call 410-480-3250 or email info@hchsmd.org. To learn more about the band, go to http://www.aintmisbehavinbigband.com.

Do you have concerns or ideas about the Howard County FY 2016 budget? County County Executive Allan H. Kittleman welcomes county residents to share their opinions at his second Citizens' Budget Hearing on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, in Ellicott City.

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Residents can sign-up on-line to speak at the hearing or provide on-line budget testimony by going to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/budgettestimony.htm. Citizens may also sign-up to speak in person on the night of the public hearing beginning at 6 p.m. Speakers must sign up individually, and one person may not sign up for several testifiers.

To view the County's FY15 budget, go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov and scroll down to the "Budget" tab. For information contact the budget office at 410-313-2077.

Calling all students. The Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City is accepting applications for camp assistants (paid) and camp volunteers (unpaid) for its 2015 Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camps. For downloadable applications, go to HCAC's website at http://www.hocoarts.org and click the "Getting Involved" tab.

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Camps are offered June 22 to Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and after care offered from 8 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m., respectively. There is at least one assistant or volunteer per class. Assistants must be 18 years old by June 15 and volunteers must be 15 years old by Sept. 1.

Hours for the assistants and volunteers will vary. However, assistants must work a full day (8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.) and commit to at least one full camp session. Opportunities may be available to work extended hours during before and after care. Application deadline for priority consideration is March 15.

It's time for Scouting for Food — the Boy Scouts of America's national yearly canned food drive. Every Scout district in the Council, including National Pike (encompassing Howard County) participates in the community service project to restock local food pantries.

On Saturday, March 7, area Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Crew Members and Girl Scouts will distribute plastic collection bags to neighbors' homes.

Residents who wish to make a donation simply fill the bags with unexpired, nonperishable food. The Scouts will return one week later, on Saturday, March 14, to collect the donation bags then take the food to 25 food pantries in the county.

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Last year, the Scouts collected over 66,000 pounds of food. They hope to top that number as food pantries have indicated they have a greater demand this year, according to Sori Meredith, Howard County Volunteer Scouting for Food Chairperson.

The food collection is conducted in mid March to ensure that local pantry shelves will be stocked during the summer months when kids who get free meals at school will be on summer break.For more information, contact Sori Meredith at scoutingforfoodnpd@verizon.net


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