Seminars teach how to remodel, redecorate the home


Thinking about remodeling your home or redecorating a room or two?

Oakland Mills Village's "How-To Seminars" at the Other Barn could be your answer. Tomorrow evening Dann Cummings of Sinex Design will lead a workshop on remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

Other workshops scheduled on Wednesdays are: "Interior and Faux Painting," Jenny Snyder of Colortura, Interior Design and Design Techniques and Linda Haight of LLH Interior Design, Oct. 19; Carol Thelan, Long & Foster, on preparing to buy or sell a home, Oct. 26; and Bob Kaplan of Kaplan, Sutton & Associates, on working with an architect, Nov. 2.

Cost of each hourlong seminar is $2 per person. Information: 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.


All Columbia residents are invited to visit an open house for the Columbia Association's facilities.

East Columbia's ice rink, on Thunder Hill Road at the Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center, will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The day's finale will be an old-fashioned picnic in Symphony Woods.

Information: 715-3000.


Rumor has it that winter is going to be cold and snowy.

Fall is a good time to take precautions against the flu. Maryland's Visiting Nurse Association is one of the organizations sponsoring "Fight The Flu" in cooperation with Giant Food stores.

A registered nurse will be at the Giant pharmacy in the Owen Brown Shopping Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 14. Proceeds from the $15 fee for the shots will provide home-care services to patients without financial resources in East Columbia.

Before you plan your visit for the flu shot, check with your health

maintenance organization, preferred provider organization or insurance company to determine if you will be reimbursed.

For a "Medicare Pays for Flu Shots" booklet, write Consumer Information Center, Department 29, Pueblo, Colo., 81009.


Columbia Association's Long Reach Village Nursery School has announced that registration still is being accepted for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 1994-1995 school year. Morning or afternoon classes are available.

Information: 410-715-3165.


Talbott Springs Elementary School, 9950 Basket Ring Road, is planning a 20th anniversary evening at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Recognition will be given to the 1974 fifth-grade alumni.

All alumni are asked to contact their friends who may have moved from Oakland Mills Village or out of the area, and to bring or send memorabilia and photographs to display during the anniversary program.

Volunteers to help with the planning are welcome. Information: 313-6915.


Stevens Forest Elementary School is continuing its "World of Differences" heritage display this year.

Students, parents and relatives

are invited to share their cultures, mementos and family histories in a display in the school lobby.

Call 313-6900 for details and information on this beneficial program.


St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish is asking families to share their grocery store receipts with Beechfield and Madonna schools in West Baltimore.

They do not have many Giant or Safeway stores in their areas, but do need computer and sports programs.

The pink boxes in the Meeting House and Interfaith lobbies are for the receipts. Please share so that all children have the same opportunity to learn.


Boy Scout Troop 613 invites boys to attend their meetings at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Owen Brown Middle School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village.

Information: 410-992-3513 or 301-490-8331.


Please remember to obey the state law that requires all vehicles on an undivided street or highway to stop when a school bus is loading or unloading students.

On a divided street or highway, all vehicles traveling in the same

direction as the school bus must stop.

It would be wise, and safer too, for vehicles traveling in the opposite direction to proceed with caution.


Del. Virginia Thomas, District 13A Democrat, will be the guest speaker Friday, at a state conference sponsored by Action for the Homeless.

She will talk about how to successfully communicate with members of the Maryland General Assembly.

Information: 410-659-0300.


Halloween is only weeks away.

Children 10 and younger are invited to register for the Owen Brown Community Center Halloween Party on Oct. 28 at the center.


East Columbia's Library invites 6- to 9-year-olds to register for "Spine Chillers" Halloween stories and activities at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 25.

Registration begins Oct. 18 in person or by phone, 313-7730.


"Tricks and Treats" is a Halloween program for children 3 to 5 at the East Columbia Library at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27.

Children are invited to wear their costumes.

Attendance will be decided by lottery Oct. 11. Lottery forms are available at any of the Howard County libraries.

Parents will be notified if their children's names have been drawn.


A reminder to residents living adjacent to Columbia Association's open space areas: Unless you want new neighbors, such as snakes and rats, please do not discard grass clippings, tree and bush branches or other debris in open space.

Violations can be reported to your Village Community Center or 410-312-6330.

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