Community Notes


Animal hospital to celebrate 30th anniversary

Columbia Animal Hospital will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 1 p.m. Sunday with a pet parade at Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The celebration, which includes pet-care information, photographs, demonstrations, pony rides and face painting, will start at noon.

The Columbia Ravens Youth Football Team will assist, and the Howard County Cat Club, a rescue organization, will bring cats for adoption. The River Hill High School Music Boosters will sell picnic food. Visitors can spend time with the animals at Clark's petting farm.

Admission is $4 for children ages 1 to 12; $3 for adults. Proceeds will benefit Animal Advocates of Howard County.

Information: 410-730-4049, or

Wildlife sanctuary sets fund-raising event

Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary Inc. will hold a garage sale and fund-raiser for the sanctuary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Jewelry, glassware, books, toys, exercise equipment, kitchen items, appliances, furniture and tools will be for sale. Visitors can fill a bag with clothing for $5.

Proceeds will help pay for care-taking expenses for wildlife and companion farm animals.

Frisky's address is 10790 Old Frederick Road (Route 99), in Woodstock.

Information: Colleen Layton, 410-418-8899, or

School-supplies charity accepting contributions

Prepare for Success has begun its fund-raising campaign to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the 2004-2005 school year for Howard County children and youths from low-income families.

Contributions can be mailed to Prepare for Success, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia 21045.

The project has provided school supplies and a new backpack to almost 4,000 county children over the past three years.

Information: Mike Clark, 410-309-9695.

Geriatric-services group to hold networking event

The Coalition of Geriatric Services of Howard County will hold a "Spring After Hours" networking event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Caritas House, 3308 Benson Ave., Baltimore.

A buffet and music will be provided.

Information: 410-646-6600.

AIDS memorial program scheduled for Sunday

The 21st International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, a program of the Global Health Council, will be observed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Sponsors for the event are the Howard County Health Department, AIDS Alliance of Howard County, Alianza de la Comunidad, Latinos for Progress and several local congregations.

Information: 410-313-2333, or

Columbia Foundation spring party tomorrow

The Columbia Foundation will hold its 22nd Spring Party at the Rouse Building's Spear Center from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, a raw bar and beverages from Clyde's and Tomato Palace. Tickets, which should be purchased in advance, are $50. A few tickets may be available at the door.

Proceeds will go to Howard County nonprofit organizations.

Information: 410-730-7840, or

Performers, others needed for ethnic diversity event

Performers are needed to participate in the 10th Columbia International Day: a Multi-Cultural Experience, scheduled at the Columbia lakefront from noon to 11 p.m. July 24.

Merchants, crafts vendors, community groups and Scout troops interested in participating are also welcome.

The event will celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity of Columbia.

Information: Carol Wasser, 410-715-3161.

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