Temple Isaiah in Oakland Mills Meeting House will hold Selichot Service at 8 p.m. Saturday to assist participants in preparing for the High Holy Days.
The temple's schedule for Rosh Hashana services held at Howard High School will begin with an evening service, Sept. 24.
On Monday, there will be a children's service at 9:15 a.m. that will include birthday blessings for children born in August and September.
Youth and adult services begin at 10:15 a.m. Services on Sept. 26, 10 a.m.; Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. will be held in the temple's Sanctuary, Oakland Mills Meeting House.
Rabbi Mark Panof and Cantor Richard Solomon will have readings and prayers for the children Sept. 29.
Public schools will be closed Sept. 25 to honor Rosh Hashana.
Middle School students have the opportunity to take part in a new "After School Art Program" at the Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.
There will be specialized multimedia art instruction, snacks and time for homework or recreation before the session ends at 6 p.m.
Transportation can be scheduled with the Teen Center, 992-3726, in Oakland Mills village.
Like to skate? Want to learn in-line skating? Want to take part in the very first Maryland In-Line Skate Festival?
It's all taking place at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 30 at Ultimate Sports in Gateway Industrial Park, East Columbia.
The first 400 registrants ($15) will get a free two-hours of skate rental complete with protective pads and helmet, 40 minutes of instruction, workshops and a T-shirt.
General admission is $5, entrants can try the self-timed one mile skate course, a 10-mile Columbia neighborhood course and can watch roller-hockey exhibitions.
Participation is limited to 2,000.
Best of all, it's for a good cause. In-Line Skate Festival is produced by Cycle Across Maryland Corporation, which will use proceeds to buy helmets for elementary students.
The group also sponsors a bicycle program for students at-risk of failing school. Co-sponsors are Princeton Sports, WWMX-FM and Ultimate Sports.
Applications can be picked up at the Royal Farm Store, Stevens Forest Road, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center.
Information: (410) 653-8288.
Parents, bring your 3- to 5-year-olds to the East Columbia Library tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. for Bedtime Stories.
The evening of stories will be repeated Sept. 27.
Registration is not required, and pajamas are the correct mode of dress.
Information: (410) 313-7750.
South Columbia Baptist Church is sponsoring Awana Clubs for children, preschool through sixth grade Sundays at 7 p.m. JV Club for grades seven and eight meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Families and friends of East Columbia elementary students have the opportunity to order gift wrap this month.
Call the school or better yet, ask the parents of your neighborhood's elementary boys and girls. It is a yearly fund-raiser that benefits you (a paper for every occasion) and school events.
Do you have a future Tommy Tune or prima ballerina in your home?
Cindee Velle invites your child to a free trial dance class (pre-ballet, ballet or jazz) at Stonehouse in Long Reach Shopping Center.
For full class information, call (410) 730-8113 or (301) 596-3265.
Speaking of children; they seem to outgrow clothes and equipment with a blink of an eye. Bargains in infants and children's clothing, toys and furniture can be yours at the "Kids Clothes Swap," Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Rain date is Sept. 23.
The Swap at Long Reach Shopping Center is sponsored by the Long Reach Community Association.
Congratulations to the Phelps Luck Elementary School students who completed the 1995 Howard County Libraries' Summer Reading Program.
The boys and girls who enjoyed various books suggested by the librarians for age and grade groups were: Erin Swan, Kate Splaine, Christian Walker, Sarah Splaine, Ian Passarelli, Lesley Brillhart, Kelly Hughes, Philip Martinelli, Ari Dinsmoor, Chase Engel, Michael Fleishmann and Jamie Fields.
Others were: Jay Chancellor, Lykara Charters, Kayhan Esmaeili, Kara Passarelli, Rebecca Perbetsky, Jackie Boudjeda, Cindy Hughes, Samantha Esposito, Brian Jones, Bryan Hughes, Samantha Stehle, Eris Gibbs, Laura Swann, Richard Woodland, Melody Esmaeili, Joe Choy, Eric Hughes and Ellie Gibb.