Luncheon planned with delegation

The League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold its annual luncheon with the county delegation to the General Assembly at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


The event is open to the public. Admission is $15 for nonmembers. Reservations: 410-730-0142.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed, active participation in government.


King breakfast to be held Sunday

The Alpha Foundation of Howard County Inc. will hold its 32nd Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast to celebrate King's vision and legacy. The breakfast will be held Sunday at Martin's West.

Darryl R. Matthews Sr. will speak. The theme will be "Reviving the Dream: What Would Martin Want Us to Do?"

Tickets are $37, and $23 for children to age 12. Proceeds will help fund scholarships, leadership development and mentoring programs for African-American students in Howard County.

Information: Harvey Moran, 410-992-7459.

General manager of Columbia to speak

Douglas M. Godine, general manager of Columbia, will speak at the annual State of Columbia Luncheon, sponsored by the Columbia Business Exchange, at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Columbia Hilton Hotel.

The luncheon usually includes an overview of demographic shifts, economic developments and market forces affecting employment, real estate sales and growth. Godine will discuss the history of General Growth Properties, the company's values and the process of redevelopment in Columbia.


The program begins with networking, followed by lunch and Godine's presentation. The cost is $30 for business exchange members; $40 for guests.

Information or registration: Jeff Motsco, 410-796-7497, or www.col

Ulman to discuss transportation

County Executive Ken Ulman will discuss transportation in Howard County at the next meeting of the Transportation Advocates, to be held from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia.

Information: 410-203-1178.

Christmas trees can be recycled


Christmas trees can be recycled between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. seven days a week through Jan. 19 at drop-off sites around the county.

Eastern Howard County residents who have yard-trimming collection services can set their Christmas trees out on regular curbside recycling collection days through Jan. 19.

After that date, residents can take trees to the Alpha Ridge Landfill between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.