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Nursery school's blossoms bloom EAST COLUMBIA


The spring blossoms adding color to the Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center are the direct result of planting last fall by the girls and boys attending the adjacent Stevens Forest Cooperative Nursery School. Staff and parents encouraged the children to help "decorate" the new plaza at the Center. This spring, another addition to SFNC is the construction of handicap access to the pool area.


Greg Seward, Hammond High School senior, has had the honor of being awarded a Jefferson Scholarship from the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Nominees from 700 high schools were screened by the College's State Alumni Associations after submitting two essays. Through a process of interviews, the number of nominees is reduced to 30, then 15 and, finally, four seniors are selected to visit the Virginia campus for the final selection interview. The scholarship is based on the student's scholastic, leadership and citizenship abilities. Greg played quarterback on the football team, was captain of the lacrosse team, sports editor for the school's newspaper and president of school National Honor Society. Greg's parents are Arthur and Gay.


Have you glanced in the window of the Hair Cuttery Salon, Owen Brown Shopping Center, and wondered about the new wall decorations? The answer is that the rows of "hot air balloons" are being sold at the salon to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The $1 paper balloons do not harm the environment and they do help children. Donations will be given to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore for medical and equipment costs. (Children are treated regardless of parents' ability to pay.) The HC Salons are one of the corporate and community sponsors of the June 5 and 6 annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon on WMAR-TV Channel 2.

For information: Mary Ann Stunda, 410-955-8767.


Culture and sports are on the May calendar of events for St. John Evangelist Church. Singers are welcome to be part of the program on May 16, when the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Hayden will be featured by the Wilde Lake Interfaith Community Choir. The rehearsal schedule is available at the IFC office.

St. John's annual Golf Outing at Hobbits Glen Golf Course, 11130 Willowbottom Drive, Harper's Choice Village, will be May 17. A $75 donation includes greens fee, carts, unlimited range balls, "gross" and "net" prizes and a catered luncheon. &r; Nongolfers are welcome to attend the luncheon. Registration deadline is May 10. Information: 964-1425.


"Action For The Homeless" will be the topic for the program at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, at 7:30 p.m. today. Joanne Fields, KC Board's Teen Adviser, coordinated the meeting. Information: 410-381-9600.

On Saturday, a Kings Contrivance voter will receive a number -- the ticket to a prize -- and voters also will have a chance to win a raffle for a $50 gift certificate from Michael's Pub, Kings Contrivance Shopping Center. There will be a "Health Fair" at Amherst House for teen's nutrition, first aid updates and free blood pressure screening.

Today is the application deadline for a Kings Contrivance Village Merchants' Association scholarship. Three scholarships will be awarded to Hammond High School seniors who need financial (( aid, have been active in their community, involved in leadership at school and hold a scholastic minimum 3.0 GPA. Information is available from your school guidance counselor.

Kings Contrivance Village Board invites interested residents to apply for a position of Columbia Council representative. Chuck Rees has resigned and the position, according to by-laws, will be filled by appointment from the new Village Board in May. May 1 is the application deadline. Information: (410) 381-9600.


Jacqueline Brown, director of Howard County Schools human relations, and Edward Gutman, of the Baltimore Jewish Council, will be the guest speakers April 27 at the Jewish Federation of Howard County's open forum on multiculturalism in the public schools. The 7:30 p.m. event will be at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills Village. Information: 725-1553.


The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) invites the public to attend a poetry reading and reception featuring Howard County poets Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lucille Clifton, Maryland Poet Laureate, will moderate program to be held at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village. Information: Ellen Conroy Kennedy, 301-596-2058.

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