The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club, a group of retired women known for its lively discussions of contemporary fiction, will meet at 10 a.m. July 5 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.
The group will discuss Miss Julia's School of Beauty, by Ann B. Ross.
The group is open to new members. Copies of the books are available at the branch. Registration is not necessary.
New La Leche group to meet Aug. 9
La Leche League of Western Howard County, a support group for breastfeeding mothers, will meet 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The group is being formed and will hold its first meeting Aug. 9.
A meeting place is to be determined.
The volunteer nonprofit organization offers support, and leaders are available to answer questions. There is no charge.
Information: Jennifer Sugar, 410-864-8080 or Jolene Mosley, 410-905-5208.
Personal trainer sets sessions for youth
Clinton James, a certified personal trainer, is offering two four-week sessions of a summer youth fitness training for ages 10 to 13.
The classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at the Triumph Fitness Center, off Carrs Mill Road.
The cost is $48 for four weeks of classes for member's children; $64 for nonmembers.
Crafts programs planned for teens
The Glenwood library will offer two hands-on programs for teens: "Bead It!" - a workshop in creating jewelry, hair gear and bookmarks using beads, hemp cord and string will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 19. Materials will be provided. Registration begins July 5.
"Decorating 101," a workshop on projects to give spaces a personal flair, will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 29. Materials will be provided. Registration begins July 15.
Graduates -- Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Timothy L. Siders, son of Mark and Dorothy Siders of Woodbine, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is a 2004 graduate of Glenelg High School. Air Force Airman William J. Wailgum, son of Vicki Wailgum of Sykesville, has also graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base.
Summer camps -- Marriotts Ridge High School is accepting registration for its Mustang Boosters Club Summer Camp, offering athletic programs throughout the summer for children in grades three to eight. Activities will include lacrosse, softball, baseball, football, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and field hockey. The cost will be $125 a camp, including a camp shirt or reversible practice jersey and camp awards and certificates. Ken Hovet, 410-531-0577.
July 4 and 21 -- 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. This year's parade will pay tribute to the symbolism of the American flag. 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. Lystra Braddy Harper, 410-531-1749.