Bet Aviv to hold first scholar-in-residence weekend...


Bet Aviv to hold first scholar-in-residence weekend in Columbia

Bet Aviv, a Reform Jewish congregation, will hold its first Gene Klein Scholar-in-Residence Weekend today and tomorrow in memory of one of the congregation's founding members.

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Conn., will lead the event. Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia. The topic will be how Jewish tradition offers guidance and meaning in the face of tragedies such as the attacks of Sept. 11.

A Torah study and lunch, followed by a question-and-answer session, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Amherst House in Columbia's Kings Contrivance village.

Information: Hattie Katkow, 410-997-1882.

Abiding Savior to open 'Music on the Corner' series

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, will begin its "Music on the Corner" concert series with a program by Sam and Joan McCready at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Richard McCready will join his parents in the performance, which will focus on dreams, twilight, romance and love.

A reception will be held after the concert. Admission is free.

Information: 401-997-8770, or

United Methodist Men set oyster-chicken dinner

The United Methodist Men of Hopkins United Methodist Church will sponsor an oyster and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

The oyster dinners cost $10. Chicken dinners are $8. The church is at 13250 Highland Road, Highland.

Information or to order: 410- 531-6187.

Religious Science program to examine relationships

Columbia Church of Religious Science will sponsor a two-part workshop on loving relationships from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and March 3 at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia. The session will be led by therapist Michael Wall.

The cost is a suggested donation of $50 for both days.

Information: 410-750-8559.

Hadassah schedules membership tea Sunday

Howard County Hadassah will sponsor its first "Make Someone Special a Member" tea at 3 p.m. Sunday in a member's home.

Information: Niki Harris, 410- 461-2801, or

St. Barnabas Church plans 41st Pancake Day

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville will hold its 41st Pancake Day next week in celebration of Shrove Tuesday.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lunch or supper costs $5; $2.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Toddlers will dine free. The meals will be at the Parish House, 7609 Main St., Sykesville.

Information: Helen Hughes, 410-795-0767.

Tuesday supper to benefit United Methodist youths

Poplar Springs United Methodist Charge - which consists of Jennings Chapel and Poplar Springs United Methodist churches - will hold a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lisbon Fire Hall, 1330 Woodbine Road, Lisbon.

The cost is $5; $2.50 for children to age 11. Proceeds will go to Today's Youth, a youth ministry of the Poplar Springs charge for a summer mission trip. Information: 410-489-7185.

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