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Attorney to offer legal services to seniors


Attorney Jac E. Knust will be at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, for the 60-Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 28.

The program, which includes services such as simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes, is open to Howard County residents age 60 and older. Fees are determined on a sliding scale. An appointment is required.

The program is available the fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: 410- 313-1400.

Library to present bilingual storytimes

The Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will offer "Hand In Hand Bilingual Storytimes" for children ages 3 to 6.

Stories will be told at 11 a.m. June 24 in English and Korean, and at 6:34 p.m. June 28 in English and Chinese.

Information: 410-313-1955.

Folly Quarter PTA to elect treasurer

The Folly Quarter Middle School PTA has called a meeting for 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the school's media center to elect a treasurer for the 2006-2007 year.

Information: Donna Flemister, 301-854-3276.

Fire department gives scholarships

The Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen's Association Inc. has awarded scholarships of $1,000 each for the 2006-2007 academic year to two of its members: Mary-Katherine Annelli and Timothy Jay Chartier.

Scholarships are awarded each year to members of the department or their families based on academic performance and contribution to the fire department.

Around Town

English practice -- The Miller library branch is offering an English Conversation Club for people who speak English as a second language from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays. First-time participants must register before attending. 410-313-1950.

Chess club -- Elkridge Young Adult Chess Club for ages 11 to 17 will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Elkridge library branch, 6540 Washington Blvd. No experience is necessary, and players at all skill levels are welcome. Snacks will be provided. 410-313- 5077.

For girls -- The Elkridge library branch is offering Girls Group, a chance for girls ages 12 to 15 to unwind after school, talk about favorite books, movies and music, and try a craft. Guest speakers will talk about things that matter to girls. The group meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on alternate Fridays. Registration is requested. 410-313-5088.

For teens -- The Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will offer a "Cram Jam" session for high school students from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Participants will have access to Live Homework Help, a library tutorial program with live online tutors, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. Refreshments will be available.'Zines -- A meeting of the Teen 'Zine Editorial Committee is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19, and on the third Monday of each month, at the Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Aspiring journalists, poets, cartoonists and publishers ages 13 to 18 are welcome to join the staff of the library's new teen magazine. Members write and collect stories, edit, proofread and design for the quarterly online publication. 410-313-1950.

EC idols -- The Miller library branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold auditions for the Ellicott City Idol contest. The grand prize winner will receive $60 and an invitation to sing the national anthem at a Bowie Baysox game. Runners-up (one middle-schooler and one high-schooler) will receive $45 each. Disc jockey Jojo Girard will be emcee and judge. Auditions for middle school pupils will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 27; for high school students, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 28. Finals will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 29. Registration begins Tuesday. 410- 313-1950.

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