Oakland Mills High School varsity baseball coach Tim O'Brien is one of eight national high school coaches invited to speak to the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Convention on Dec. 2 in Anaheim, Calif.
He also teaches United States history. Mr. O'Brien's clinic topic will be "Teaching & Drilling Catching Skills." He will be sharing the podium with college coaches from Notre Dame and Arizona.
Halloween is less than two weeks away and there are a variety of activities for youngsters to enjoy in East Columbia.
* "Chills & Thrills," a program of spooky stories and activities for children 6 years and older will be presented twice at Owen Brown village's East Columbia Library Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Children are invited to attend in costume.
Registration begins Friday, by phone, 313-7750, or in person.
* Long Reach village administrator Sarah Uphouse invites children 2 to 10 years old to wear their costumes and come for a howling good time Oct. 28 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Party plans include a terrific magic show by "Turner, Dean of Magic," trick-or-treat, pumpkin decorating and free hot dogs and juice.
For more information about this free party, call 730-8113 or (301) 596-3265.
* All children are invited to a special "Halloween Tile Event" Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.
Girls and boys can use their imaginations to design spooky tiles that will become a part of the Art Center's children's MontAGE Gallery. Paints and glazes will be provided.
Information: (410) 730-0075.
* Phelps Luck Elementary School students are invited to use their ingenuity and available materials to create storybook characters' costumes on Halloween.
Costumes that depict a violent or morbid character may not be worn at school.
* One of Stevens Forest Elementary school's class teams will be awarded a Halloween treat from the school's PTA for having the most parents who have joined the PTA by the deadline of tomorrow.
* Oakland Mills community events coordinator Nancy Shirey has announced that the Oakland Mills Community Association and Girl Scout Troop 988 are sponsoring a Halloween party Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. for children 2 to 5 years old at the Other Barn.
Costumes are encouraged for the party.
I= Registration is required by calling 730-4610 or 596-5237.
Songs for the pope
Directed by Chris Youstra, Columbia's St. John the Evangelist Choir sang at Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Oct. 8 as part of the celebration of Pope John Paul II's visit to Baltimore.
Meet and greet
Owen Brown residents are invited to attend tonight's village board meeting at 7:30 p.m. to meet and greet state Sen. Martin Madden and Dels. Shane Pendergrass and Frank Turner in the Elkhorn room.
It's an opportunity to learn about potential legislation and offer suggestions to our elected offi
cials. Information: 381-0202.
Oakland Mills Village manager Erin Peacock invited children ages 3 to 5 and their parents to register for "Story Times," Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and an evening session on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Since space is limited in the Other Barn's Reading Center, parents or guardians are asked to call 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.