The first full week in October is National 4-H Week. As part of the celebration of the 4-H program, members of the Happy Hounds Club, Hare Raisers Club, Howard County Beef Club and the West Friendship Livestock Club have decorated a display case at the Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Public Library.
This colorful, eye-catching display will be visible throughout the month of October. Take a few minutes to see some of the programs available to members of 4-H next time you're at the library.
If you are interested in more information about 4-H call the extension office at 410-313-2707.
There will be a free choral concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Glenelg High School. Choral Day at Glenelg will feature a concert by Glenwood Middle School's Chorus and Glenelg High School's Madrigals and Concert Choir. Each group will perform individually, and then together as one large ensemble.
The students from Glenwood will practice with the students from Glenelg, and then attend a choral workshop together before the concert. This is the second year for the event, and the students are eager to entertain you with their joint performance.
Glenelg High's Homecoming will be Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be a parade along Burntwoods Road and through the Burntwoods neighborhood starting at 11 a.m. The parade will feature floats designed and built by each of the classes and by many school clubs, with music provided by the Marching Band. The band will be accompanied by the Silks Squad and the Dance Team.
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The students have worked hard on their floats, and would love to have an appreciative audience. They'll even reward you with lots of candy thrown from the floats. The football game will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the halftime show will feature the award winning Marching Unit. Come on out to enjoy the parade and watch a great football game.
The Glenwood Branch of the library has some fun events scheduled for the month of October. Registration is required for all of these classes. Call the library at 410-313-5577 or register online at http://www.howa.lib.md.us.
"Attract Bats to your Backyard" sounds like a good program for gardeners and anyone who likes to spend time outdoors, because bats eat a lot of the mosquitoes and other insects that can make your time outside miserable. Lisa Wingate will dispel negative myths about bats while she talks about bat houses and plants that can attract bats to your property. This program is offered Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and is designed for adults, but children older than eight are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.
I remember when my son did a National History Day research project. He might have been better prepared if this course had been available. "Maximize Your History Day Research" is a one-hour program offered on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens aged 11 through 17, with their parents, will meet history day judges and research experts from the library, who will talk about tips and tools for a great project, and strategies to locate sources.
Just in time for Halloween, adults and teens can learn to decorate "Pumpkins with Personality" on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 25, teens can learn how to prepare gross and disgusting (but tasty) snacks in "Horrific Snacks." This session will run from 1 to 2 p.m., and recipes will be provided.
Children aged 2 through 6 are invited to bring an adult and celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style in "The Count's Fall Spook-Tacular." Stories, activities, refreshments and a craft will be featured in this 30-minute session, which will be offered three different times. Register for just one session on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., or Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. Remember to register for this, or any of the events at the Glenwood Library.