Owen Brown board plans the village's 21st birthday celebration


As the Village of Owen Brown begins its 21st year, the Owen Brown Village Board is planning a yearlong birthday celebration with a program each month.

January's event will be an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way. Everyone, especially Owen Brown residents, is invited to tour the center and meet the board and community center staff. There will be refreshments.

Information: 410-381-0202


Del. Virginia M. Thomas, Charles Middlebrooks of the Department of Economic and Employment Development and Steve Collison, Manager of Professional Outplacement Assistance Center, will speak at a support group meeting for unemployed Howard Countians at 11:30 am. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 108 and Old Montgomery Road.

Pastor Robert Wallace formed the group, which holds meetings every Thursday, followed by lunch and discussion.

Information: 799-8888.


The Columbia Art Center in the Long Reach is finalizing plans for a multicultural art series expressly designed for children and teens.

The series will be led by Elizabeth Burger, artist and

educator whose topics will include art investigations into Inuit, African/Adinkra, Australian Aboriginal, Mexican, Indian, Aztec and Chinese art.

Teachers and potential student participants are invited to contribute their information, ideas and curriculum needs in the field of art history and cultural fashion.

Ms. Burger's art will be on exhibit from Feb. 10 to Mar. 12.

Information: 997-2902.


Temple Isaiah is having two programs to begin the New Year. The temple's Homecoming Shabbat will be at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills.

Speakers will be Lori Fineman, Larry Katlowe and Wendy Rapport, and the Temple's choir will offer a musical program.

On Jan. 9, Dr. Richard Solomon will lead a workshop for parents to discuss developing honest communication between themselves and their children of all ages.

Information: 730-8277.


Protecting our children from accidents should be a high priority. Sherri Gilliland, child safety expert, will conduct a free safety seminar from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village Center.

Printed literature will be provided on baby-proofing your home, fire safety in the home, poison control and water safety. Registration and information: 381-9600.

Jeffers Hill Elementary School students have put in time and effort to earn Citizen of the Month and Readers of the Day for the first three weeks of December.

Reading Specialist Sharon Burgoon reports that readers were Brittany Kringen, Alvin Bannergee, Carly Czaplicki, Andriesha Ross, Sara Loaiza, David Sexton, Gretchen Dellinger, Justin Butler, Andrew Piet, Brittany Taylor, Grant Harvey, Eric Marshall, Jillian Shepherd and David Earles.

The citizens were Grace Concannon, Peter Choe, Craig Lebro, Charlena Godfrey, Christopher Reid, Ginny Brown, Teddy Dennis, Danielle Longchamps, Timothy Lima, Jakin Muhammed, Ben Swartz, Jonathon

Merricks, Mickey McCready, Matthew Reid, Michael Pendergrast, Christopher Marable, Natalie Heeb and Morgan Howard.


School closings due to inclement weather will be determined by a.m. and will be broadcast from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on TV channels 2, 9, 11, and 13; AM and FM radio stations.

Schools will reopen the following day unless announcements have been made to the contrary. All after-school and community activities for that day and evening are automatically canceled as well.

If you, your business or organization are interested in presenting Public Broadcasting proposal which contains development of a math homework service tying in to local schools' curriculum, contact Michael Strait, Project Officer, Research and Evaluation, Annenberg/CPB Projects, (202) 879-9649.

It is an opportunity to expand expertise and awareness to students while participating in a program designed to interest students in their future. Deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 19.

If travel is one of your 1994 resolutions, and especially a trip to Italy, you may want to get information from Howard Community College at 964-4974. The dates are from June 16 to July 1 and cost is $3,400 per person for airfare from BWI to New York City, nonstop to Rome on Alitalia, first-class accommodations, most meals and sightseeing.


East Columbia Village Centers will be closed: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Trish Trahan will present adventures for 2- and 3-years-olds each week from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays at The Other Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

Children should bring their parent or care giver for story time, crafts and creative movement.

"Playtime Fun" begins Jan. 6. Registration and information: 730-4610.


The 1994 class schedule at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Long Reach Village Shopping Center, lists classes for all ages from pre-school to adults.

There will be family arts, ceramics, framing, oil and watercolor painting, quilting, stained glass, working with wood, jewelry design, basketry, and photography.

Every instructor is experienced and highly qualified in his or her field. Columbia Arts Center will be happy to mail the complete schedule, just call, 730-0075.

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