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Benefit fashion show to be held Saturday

Success in Style will hold its sixth Spring Fashion Event on Saturday at Nordstrom in Columbia. Doors open at 8 a.m.

A buffet breakfast, fashion show, door prizes and raffles are planned. The cost is $30. Proceeds will go to Success in Style, a local nonprofit organization that provides free business attire to women in crisis who are seeking employment.

Breakfast, which is to be provided by Nordstrom, is to include Belgian waffles, quiche with sun-dried tomatoes, pastries, fruits, coffee and teas.

Information or to reserve a place: 443-535-0333, or www.

Seniors can get free transportation

Jewish Family Services of Howard County is offering a volunteer ride program that provides free door-to-door transportation for senior citizens who need transportation to and from medical or social service appointments in Howard County.

Information: Liz Schoen, 410-730-4976, Ext. 25.

Rights panel seeks student applicants

The Howard County Human Rights Commission is accepting applications for the position of student commissioner, to serve a one-year term, from July 1 to June 30, 2008, as a nonvoting member.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 6.

The student must be a Howard County resident younger than 18, have an interest in human and civil rights and be willing to attend the commission's meetings, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Applicants must write a brief essay explaining why they want to serve on the commission. An interview will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 19. Business attire is required.

The commissioners will choose a nominee, and their recommendation will be forwarded to the county executive, who will submit the nominee's name to the County Council for confirmation.

Applications are available from public high school guidance offices or Charlotte Beckenstein, 410-313-6430. Completed applications can be mailed to or dropped off at the Office of Human Rights, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 239, Columbia 21046.

HCC plans social for building opening

Howard Community College invites alumni and their friends and families to attend a social for the opening of HCC's new student services building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow.

The free event is to be held on the fourth floor of the student services building and will include food, drinks and live music.

Program promotes activity, fitness

The Get Active Howard County Committee is encouraging businesses and organizations to participate in the 3rd Annual Get Active Howard County program.

The 10-week program is designed to promote physical activity among county residents.

Information, to reserve a place or arrange an individual meeting: Steve Heinbach, shein

Blood donations are urgently sought

The Red Cross is appealing for blood donations because, it reports, the blood supply has reached a crisis level.

Type O positive, O negative and B negative are urgently needed. For an appointment to donate blood: 800-GIVE-LIFE.

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