Program to discuss college savings plans


The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor a program on college savings plans at 7 p.m. June 14.

Staff from College Savings Plans of Maryland will explain two plans that can offer tax benefits.

Registration is required.

A program, "Resolving Conflict" with business and life coach Marilyn Thorpe, is planned for 7 p.m. June 20 at the library. Registration begins tomorrow.

Information: 410-313-7860.

Flag Day observance in Hickory Ridge

The Hickory Ridge Community Association will sponsor a luncheon for senior citizens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Flag Day, June 14, at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring.

Entertainment will be provided by the Harbor Lights Singers.

The cost is $3 at the door.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-730-7327.


Promoted -- Navy Airman Ryan D. Zanski, son of Michael T. and Kim E. Zanski of Columbia, was recently promoted to his current rank after graduating from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He received the early promotion for outstanding performance during training. Zanski is a 2005 graduate of Atholton High School.

Around town

Child rearing -- Grace Oldfield, 16, of Hickory Ridge, has arranged a series of panel discussions on education and child rearing for her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. The two remaining programs, which feature experts and parents, will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road. "Educating Your Exceptional Child" will be discussed from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. "Legal and Financial Issues of Parenting" is the topic of discussion from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 13. Admission is free, and child care will be available. 410-381-9365 or e-mail

Land preservation -- The Howard County Citizens Association will present a free talk by Joy Levy, administrator of the Howard County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, "Options for Howard County's Rural West: What's Preserved, What's Developed, and Projections for the Future." The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, in Hickory Ridge village. The association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Ray Cole, 443-283- 3967, or

Sci-Fi illustration -- The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will offer a program on "Sci Fi & Fantasy Illustration for Teens," with freelance artist J. Andrew World, illustrator for the science fiction magazine Nth Degree. Ages 13 to 17 are invited to three sessions of hands-on instruction. "Basics of Art Anatomy" will be taught from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 13; "Basics of Charcoal Drawing" is scheduled for June 14; and "Mythical Creatures & Scary Monsters" will be the focus June 15. 410-313-7860.'Mildred Pierce' -- Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center will end its season of Marvelous Movies and More with a showing of the 1945 classic film Mildred Pierce, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, at 7:30 p.m. June 16. The cost is $7, $6 for senior citizens and students. Seating is limited. 410-730-3987.

Jazz -- The Baltimore-Washington JAZZfest will hold its 14th celebration of the Claude Ligon House of Jazz from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 17 at Historic Oakland. Performers will include jazz pianist and violinist Alex Brown, tenor saxophonist Whit Williams, flutist Charles "Rahmat" Woods, and vocalists Julie Hall and Steve Guyger. Admission is $65, which includes an appetizer buffet. Tickets are available at the African Art Museum of Maryland at Historic Oakland. Archie Wallace, 410-730-7106, or

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