Stevens Forest Elementary School's guidance counselor, Pat Schifflett, has selected the following fifth grade students as peer mediators: Steve Karadimos, Jennifer Hersey, Ben Boswell, Melissa Seesz, Sharon Berlin, Maroni Butler, Kori Johnson, Carla Sanchez, Kristina Campbell and Brittany Carozza.
Ms. Schifflett coordinated the program and trained the students this summer to use diplomacy to help younger students resolve problems with their classmates. When necessary, they get advice from Ms. Schifflett or other administrators.
The girls and boys in the program have shown responsibility at school and are achievers academically.
Single parent support
Columbia Baptist Fellowship Pastor Steve McNeely has announced that he and Gayle Speegle will lead a monthly "Single Parent" class beginning Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
The class offers the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern, provide personal support and help strengthen one's faith. The class will meet in Room 28 at the Oaklands Mills Meeting House, and child care will be provided.
Call 730-2026 for information.
Resources for Family Growth, Columbia Baptist Fellowship, is holding a yard sale on the Oakland Mills Meeting House grounds this Saturday.
Donations of "treasures" would be appreciated, or vendors may rent an individual table for $25.
For full details, call: 730-2026.
It's scarecrow time on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until noon at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, and it's free.
Scarecrow creators should bring old clothes and pantyhose; Amherst House will supply the straw.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 591 will be there to assist children and adults. Last year's record crowd had fun stuffing and "dressing" 60 scarecrows as do-it-yourself Halloween decorations that were admired and enjoyed well into the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be small pumpkins for sale.
Hayrides are 25 cents a person and a great way to relax after the "stuffing." The ride will be along the village pathways, and riders will be greeted by costumed friends swinging and sliding in the tot lots along the way. Food and beverages will be available.
Friday night is the first October fall concert at Kings Contrivance Village.
The programs are sponsored by Columbia Management Inc. with the assistance of Michael's Pub manager Sharon Snowberger.
Bob Wight entertains in the shopping center's courtyard this week.