St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic parish invites parishioners and friends to attend a "Welcome Home, Father Tillman" Mass and picnic.
Noon Mass, Aug. 14, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center will be a "thank-you" for bringing the Rev. Richard Tillman safely back to his parish after a six-month sabbatical. A picnic after Mass will be held on the adjacent plaza.
Summer camp usually is a time of fun and relaxation -- and that's not all, for the members of Boy Scout Troop 75.
For these Scouts, their most recent summer camp at Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania was a time to complete merit badges and earn troop advancement.
Sunday, the troop held its Court of Honor at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Allview, the troop's sponsor. Since the first of the year, the boys have worked on merit badges and rank advancements during their weekly meetings and while attending Treasure Island and Pennsylvania State's Science Camp.
During the ceremonies, newly appointed Scoutmaster Pat Roth and Joel Meredith, National Pike district chairman, awarded 141 Merit Badges in 33 categories, and 32 advancements in rank. A celebration was held at the the Allview pool.
Stevens Forest Elementary School students earned an award for their school by winning the Fathers' Day coloring contest at Chatham Mall. The students' artwork was displayed at the mall in Ellicott City.
New Hope Lutheran Church, Guilford and Eden Rock roads, Kings Contrivance Village, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive, Aug. 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Red Cross is holding blood drives at various locations and during evening hours for the convenience of donors who work during the day.
You know that box of family photos in the closet? Now's the time to learn how to organize the photos during the "Keepsake Photo Album" class at Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Renee Forseca asks that you bring 12 to 24 of your favorite photos, scissors and pen. She will teach an easy method of turning memorabilia into a treasure. Registration and information: 730-0075.
Swans "Jim" and "Patty" and their cygnets, which were temporary guests in Lake Elkhorn, Owen Brown Village, while dredging and repair work was done on the dam at their Wilde Lake home, have been returned to their rehabbed waters.
"Adam" remains at Lake Elkhorn and will soon have a lady companion, and there's always the possibility of Lake Elkhorn cygnets next spring.
Walter Burlingham, chairman of the Columbia Waterfowl and Habitat Advisory Committee, cautions people not to feed the swans or other waterfowl in Columbia's lakes. During the summer, natural foods for the swans are in ample supply. During the winter, they are fed a nutritious diet by personnel of the Columbia Association's Open Space Division.
It's fun to feed them, but bad for them and the waters. There's also the chance that the swans will become over-eager and nip a finger or two. It's better to admire them from a distance.
I hope Stevens Forest Elementary School students do not think I forgot them.
I'm late and I apologize.
The final list of "Citizens of the Month" for the 1993-1994 scholastic year includes: Elizabeth Bieber, Nell Geddes and Justin Yoo, Cherry Team; Paige Walter, Crystal Starace and Ashley Johnston, Tulip Team; Joshua Blankman and John Geddes, Oak Team; Elena Hekimian, Carla Sanchez, Meggie Tortolero and Normeni Tokpa, Dogwood Team; and Colin Murray, Rachel Stoutenborough and Jason Tyson, Sassafras Team.
Citizens of the Year were also announced before the end of the school year. One citizen is selected from each class by the teacher for displaying growth, discipline and maturity during the year.
The honor was presented to: (kindergarten) Laura Petro, Heidi Rademacher and Scott McGehee, on the Cherry Team; (first grade) Jessie Dexheimer, Kristina Zanker and Marc Schulman, on the Tulip Team; (second grade) Ryan Derenberger and Kelli Parris, on the Oak Team; (third and fourth grade) Cami Letrick, Kenneth Beyerle, Meggie Tortolero and Christina McDonaugh, on the Dogwood Team; (fourth and fifth grade) Sam Renner, Adam Rollins and Erin Villamor, on the Sassafras Team.
Long Reach Village Board has announced the reappointments of members Victor Bailey, Mary Lippman, Mary Bush and Steve Honicker to its Resident Architectural Committee; and of Bill Calohan, Jim Holloway, Ray Filson and Nick Oleynick to its Architectural Committee.
The committees are responsible for residents' compliance with village covenant rules and regulations.
Thursdays offer an opportunity to buy fresh produce, plants, flowers and baked goods at the Farmers' Market at Oakland Mills Village parking lot near the Barns.
Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Attention, teens. Tickets are still available ($9 each) for the Orioles evening game with the Minnesota Twins, Sept. 21.
Owen Brown Village teen adviser has the details.
Call (410) 381-7832.