Community Notes


Storm water management focus of forum this week

The League of Women Voters, with the Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services, Howard County Conservancy, Sierra Club and Patapsco Riverkeeper, will sponsor a forum on storm water management in Howard County from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the fourth-floor conference room at the Gateway Building, 6751 Gateway Drive, Columbia.

County officials will discuss polluted runoff from local businesses, neighborhoods and streets and the role it plays in degrading water quality in streams, wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay.

Information: 410-730-0142, or Kathy Heidepriem, 410-531-2792, or

Mayer center sponsoring Victorian tea, fashions

The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center will hold a Victorian tea from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage.

The benefit will include a fashion show, courtesy of Nordstrom and Yolanda Voss Studio International.

Admission is $35.

Information: 410-740-7840.

Therapist to discuss raising teen-agers

HC DrugFree, a partnership of parents, schools, Howard County agencies and community organizations addressing teen substance abuse, will present a talk by therapist Brad Sachs, who will discuss his coming book, The Good Enough Teen: How to Raise an Imperfect Adolescent and Be Perfectly Satisfied, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.

Information: Laura Smit, 410-799-4879, or www.hcdrug

Friends of the library holding a book sale

The Friends of Howard County Library is holding a book sale at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Low-priced books on all topics and in all genres, books on tape, videos and digital video discs will be for sale.

Hours will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 2.

Donations for the book sale can be dropped off at the circulation desk of any county library. Information: 410-313-7750.

Author Elinor Lipman will appear at "Supper at Six," a dinner to benefit the Howard County Public Library, at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Elkridge Furnace Inn.

Tickets are $40 for members of Friends of Howard County Library; $45 for nonmembers.

The event is a partnership venture of the library, Maryland Center for the Book and Friends of Howard County Library.

Information: 410-313-7750 tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon.

Sorority chapter planning a benefit fashion show

The Iota Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Columbia will hold its annual scholarship benefit fashion show at 12:30 p.m. today at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., Baltimore.

The event will feature fashions by local designer Travis Winkey. Lunch, a presentation of scholarships and an award to a local community leaders are also planned.

Proceeds will go to the chapter's Pearl Foundation, which provides scholarships to college-bound Howard County residents.

Tickets are $50 a person.

Information: 410-465-2741 or 301-596-0557.

Registration under way for CA summer camps

Registration is open for the Columbia Association's summer camps program. Camps are available for children ages 3 and older.

A brochure containing descriptions of the camps and registration forms is available in the association's 2004 Winter/Spring Activities Guide and at and at the camp office at Columbia Association headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle.

Information: 410-715-3165.

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