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Traditional Fourth parade and ballgame scheduled


The 36th Longfellow Friends of the Traditional Fourth parade and ballgame will be celebrated July 4.

There are no entry forms, requirements, registration or fees. Free beer, soft drinks and peanuts will be offered after the parade and at the game.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Longfellow Elementary School, 5470 Hesperus Drive. Line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade route is 1.8 miles long and the parade lasts about an hour.

About noon, beer tasting will begin behind the Harper's Choice Village Center, where the softball game will be played.

Information: Bob Russell, 410- 730-4024.

Homes for Life to meet June 29

The Homes for Life Coalition of Howard County will hold its annual meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Refreshments will be served.

The nonprofit organization, founded in 1999, works to make homes more easily lived in and visited by people with disabilities and the elderly.

Homes for Life, which works to educate consumers and those in the building industry, promotes the incorporation of barrier-free "Universal Design," or UD, features such as no-step entrances and wider doorways.

The group has recently completed an assessment of UD features in Howard County communities for older adults.

Information: Diane Caplan, 410-917-5767 or www.homesfor

Tap classes offered at Slayton House

Judy Templeton will offer six-week classes in tap dance techniques, starting June 26 at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green.

A class for intermediate dancers will be held at 4 p.m. and for beginners at 5 p.m. The cost is $90.

Information: 410-772-9448.

Attorney to offer services to seniors

Attorney Thomas A. Burns will be at the Bain Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging.

Services offered will include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills and deed changes. The program is open to Howard County residents age 60 and older. Cost are calculated on a sliding scale. An appointment is required.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-313-7212.


Graduate -- Air Force Airman Clanette R. Boone, sister of Marci Young of Wilde Lake, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The 2004 graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts is the daughter of Barbara Dargan of Baltimore.

Around town

At the library -- The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, will sponsor a program on "Resolving Conflict," with business and life coach Marilyn Thorpe, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 410-313-7860.

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