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Community Notes


Bobo's legislative town meeting to be held tomorrow

Del. Elizabeth Bobo will hold her annual town meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia.

Bobo, who represents Legislative District 12B, which includes Harper's Choice, Town Center, Wilde Lake, Hickory Ridge and parts of Dorsey's Search and Ellicott City, will present and discuss key issues and bills before the General Assembly.

Information: 800-492-7122, Ext. 3205.

Peace Week program is to be held tonight

An interfaith panel of high school youth from Baptist, Baha'I, Catholic, Islamic, Jewish and Quaker faiths will present a Focus on Peace Week Program at 7:30 p.m. today at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Music will be provided by the Wayman Scott Band.

County Executive James N. Robey and members of the County Council have proclaimed Feb. 14-21 Focus on Peace Week in Howard County.

The observance is sponsored by Howard County Clergy for Social Justice.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Family health expo seeks groups to take part

The Southeast Horizon Council is seeking health and human service organizations to participate in its second Fun, Food & Fitness Family Health Expo, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Murray Hill Middle School in North Laurel.

The event is designed to provide information about Howard County's service providers to residents of Savage and Laurel. Free health screenings and fitness demonstrations will be included.

The registration deadline is Feb. 27. There is no charge to participating organizations.

Information: Cathy Smith, 410-461-3696, or cvsmith@com

The Southeast Horizon Council is an advisory group made up of people who live and/or work in the North Laurel and Savage communities. The group advises the Horizon Foundation about significant concerns in the North Laurel and Savage areas.

United Seniors rally in Annapolis rescheduled

The United Seniors of Maryland's state legislative rally in Annapolis has been rescheduled for Tuesday. The rally was originally planned for Jan. 27.

The Howard County Commission on Aging is providing free bus transportation to and from the rally. The bus will leave Florence Bain Senior Center at 7 a.m., returning by 4 p.m. It will make a stop at Ellicott City Senior Center at 7:30 a.m.

A $10 rally registration ticket, which can be purchased on the bus, includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, talks by legislators and a caucus with Howard County delegation members.

Participants can register for the free bus at Florence Bain Senior Center or by calling 410-313-7213.

Information about the rally: 410-312-9140.

ACS reschedules meeting with Robey for Tuesday

The Association of Community Services has rescheduled its annual meeting with Howard County Executive James N. Robey for noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The association's meeting with school board candidates from noon to 1:30 p.m. today will be held as previously announced.

Both events will be held at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Admission is free. Those who attend can bring a lunch.

Information: 410-796-7824, or

HC DrugFree offering spring speaker series

HC DrugFree, a partnership of parents, schools, county agencies and community organizations addressing teen substance abuse, is presenting its free spring speaker series.

"Developing Leadership and Character in Teens," an interactive program led by Marcy Leonard, assistant principal at Wilde Lake High School, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the school.

Information: 410-799-4879.


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