Library to sponsor class on meditation tomorrow


The Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a class in "Meditation 101" with Susan Kain at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket. Registration is required.

Information or to register: 410-313-5577.

The Western Howard County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Glenwood branch. County Councilman Ken Ulman, a candidate for Howard County executive, will be on hand.

Information: 301-854-6507.

River Hill to hold 4th of July parade

The River Hill Community Association will sponsor an Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. July 4 at Clarksville Middle School, ending at the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department.

Residents are invited to stand along Great Star Drive to watch the parade or enter their neighborhood or organization in the event.

"It's Summer," an evening of ice cream and a free concert in the village center courtyard, is planned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 21. Anyone who presents an "It's Summer" coupon will receive a free ice cream sundae.

Tickets for both events and coupons are available at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle. Information: Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.

Around Town

PSAT/SAT prep -- River Hill High School will offer a two-session PSAT/SAT prep course in preparation for the October 2006 tests. The course will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, starting tomorrow. Session 1 will begin with a verbal review at 9 a.m. A math review starts at 10:45 a.m. Session 2 begins with the math review at 9 a.m. and the verbal review at 10:45 a.m. Classes are limited to 15 students a session. The cost is $275 for both classes or $175 individually. for either math or verbal. Financial aid is available. Elaine Trogdon, 443-535-9878; or

Spring carnival -- Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon will present its spring carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to visit the 48 horses that live on the farm, listen to live music and enjoy a variety of activities. Pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, hair braiding, balloon darts, a basketball toss, golf and other games will be available for children. A massage booth is planned for adults, who can also stroll through Bubba's Bargain Barn. Staff and volunteers will be at the carnival to discuss their work, the horses available for adoption and volunteer opportunities at the farm. Days End is at 15856 Frederick Road. Tickets ($5 for families, $2 for individuals and $1 for children to age 12) are available at the door. 301-854-5037 or

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