Tommy Forbes, a student at Wilde Lake High School, is one of five Maryland high school students participating in a three-week cultural exchange program sponsored by the People-to-People Program. This year the exchange program includes tours of Australia and New Zealand.
Tommy and the other students spend time in both countries learning about ecological problems facing both nations. They also experience the day-to-day routines of local families.
The People-to-People program was established in 1956 to promote international understanding between the United States and other nations.
The St. John Baptist Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, will sponsor a charity golf tournament at Hobbit's Glen Golf Course on Aug. 21. Tee-off time is 9 a.m.
Sports and media personalities, as well as state and local officials, will participate in the charitable event.
The tax-deductible entry fee is $100.
The tournament will benefit the church's community outreach programs.
For more information, call 992-6977.
The Harper's Choice Community Association is planning to purchase a block of tickets for the Orioles Sept. 30 game against the Detroit Tigers. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
To place a group sales order, the association needs to know how many people will be going. Tickets are $7.
Interested Orioles fans should contact Kahler Hall at 730-0770.
The Columbia Association Teen Center and the Town Center Village Association are co-sponsoring a pool party for 11- to 15-year-olds from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Running Brook neighborhood pool.
There will be games, prizes, music, food and, naturally, lots of swimming.
The event is free, but registration is required.
To register, call 730-4744.