Oakland Mills Village has announced that Oct. 22 will be the village's annual Community Clean-Up Day.
The village office in the Other Barn will provide free plastic bags for cleanup collections of refuse. It is a good opportunity for Scout Troops, civic organizations, schools and church groups to provide community service.
If you don't know where to begin, call 730-4610 and register for a specific area.
The Kings Contrivance Village Board is proud of the response it received from residents to fill a vacancy on the board caused by the resignation of Shayna Van Meter.
In fact, applicants were so well-qualified and enthusiastic that the board decided to expand its membership from five to seven. Consequently, George Pangburn of the Huntington neighborhood, Myles Larkin of Macgill's Common and Guy Guzzone of the Dickinson neighborhood will serve on an interim basis until the April 1995 village election.
Then, the board member receiving the fewest votes will serve one year; the others will be on the board two years.
Howard County has a Community Clean-Up Program for items " that require a Dumpster. Condominium and townhouse associations as well as single-family residences may request a 40-cubic-yard container, which will be delivered on a Friday afternoon and picked up the next Monday.
Plan a weekend with your neighbors to collect large branches, discarded toys and furniture. Information: 410-313-2388.
Fall is fun time too.
Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 are invited to a Halloween party at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village. Donation of a nonperishable food item for the Columbia Association's Harvest for the Hungry campaign is required for admission.
Reservations are required. Call 730-4610.
If you or your children are interested in drawing cartoons, the Columbia Art Center at Long Reach Village Shopping Center is offering a six-week class, "Cartooning the Human Figure," at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 18.
Illustrator Rick Gardner will teach youngsters who are at least 14 years old the techniques of illustration, figure enlargement, panel designs and cell effects.
The cost is $65 for Columbia residents; $76 for nonresidents. Information: 730-0075.
Diana Marta's three-week class, "Color Basics for Beginning Artists," begins at 9:30 a.m. today at the Chaselle Learning Center, 9645 Gerwig Lane. Information: (410) 381-0828.
Columbia's women's health club, Synergy, at 8815 Columbia 100 Parkway, will celebrate its third anniversary with a week of free special services from Sunday to Oct. 22.
Maryland General Hospital is offering free blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday.
Walter Mady, a physical therapist, will give a lecture and brief consultations from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Orthopedic surgeons will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Everyone is invited to an open house party from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Information: 410-964-9858.
Warm clothing, blankets, quilts, school and hygiene supplies are being collected by the Lutheran Church of the Living Word for the people of Rwanda through Lutheran World Relief.
The collection box is in the lobby of the Oakland Mills Meeting House on Robert Oliver Place, or call 730-1970, for items to be picked up.
Cold weather problems need warm hearts.
St. Francis of Assisi's "Christmas in October" needs new sweaters and/or sweat shirts to give as holiday presents to 400 children, ages 3 and 4, in St. Veronica's Head Start Program.
% Information: 995-6150