Community Notes


Heritage festival for Asian-Americans is planned Sunday

The Korean American Community Association of Howard County will co-sponsor the second Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in Howard County from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Centennial High School in Ellicott City.

Representatives from the Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and Vietnamese communities will participate.

The festival will celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Information or reservations: Alice Orlikowski, 301-793-2686.

Local Children's Board has grant money available

The Howard County Local Children's Board has grant money to award for children's services in the community for fiscal year 2004-2005.

Funding is available for these services: family preservation; home visiting; case management; juvenile justice; after- school programs; safe and stable families; developmental-assets programs; family-support programs; and community education.

Grant applications must be received by June 1.

A bidders' conference will be held May 5 at the Local Children's Board, 3300 N. Ridge Road. Suite 360, Ellicott City.

Information or to request an application packet: 410-313-1940.

'Cops and Lobsters' event to benefit Special Olympics

The Howard County Sheriff's Office and the Howard County Department of Corrections will hold the third "Cops and Lobsters," a fund-raiser at Red Lobster restaurant, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow.

Deputies and correctional officers will greet customers, serve meals and clear tables. Patrons waiting to be seated will be offered fingerprinting, face painting, safety-tip fliers and gun safety locks.

Evening customers can play an interactive "Jail and Bail" game.

Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics, a program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The restaurant is at 9011 Snowden Square Drive, Columbia.

'Extravaganza' on tap at church for book lovers

Celebration Church, formerly Long Reach Church of God, will sponsor a "Book Lover's Extravaganza," with readings and discussions, at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The church is at 6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia.

Information: 410-997-2088.

Storm water management forum set tomorrow night

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 practices in Howard County from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow 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 html.

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. tomorrow 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. Music will be provided by Pat Hammer.

Admission is $35.

Information: 410-740-7840.

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