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Ellicott City Restoration Foundation holding photo contest

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The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation Inc. is holding its third amateur photography contest for pictures in the categories of "vintage," "adult" and "junior," taken in the Ellicott City Historic District.

"Vintage" photos must have been taken before 1972. The "adult" categories is for photographers ages 18 and older; the "junior" category is for those ages 17 and younger.

Winners will be announced June 2 at the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin.

Entries can be delivered to the Howard County Tourism Council office, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City by 5 p.m. May 18. The office, at the side entrance of the U.S. Post Office building, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Submissions become the property of the foundation. The photographs will be on display in Ellicott City merchants' windows during June.

Nursery school spring fair planned

The Mount Hebron Nursery School Parents Group will hold its 23rd Annual Spring Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28, rain or shine, at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church.

The church is on Mount Hebron Drive, Ellicott City.

Children's activities will include a petting farm, Moon Bounce, face-painting, crafts, games with prizes, a mystery balloon containing prizes and a Mother's Day Secret Shop.

Entertainment is to include performances by Dance Foundations, Kangaroo Kids precision jump-rope team, U.S. Tae Kwon Do and the Teelin School of Irish Dance. Plants, baked goods and books will be for sale.

Admission and parking are free.

Tickets for games and activities can be purchased at the fair.

WWII vet and author to speak April 18

The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will sponsor "Meet the Maryland Author: Rudy DePaola" at 2 p.m. April 18.

A veteran of World War II, DePaola draws on his adventures as a tail gunner in the South Pacific in his first novel, Wings of the Bullet: A Story of Young Americans at War.

Registration begins Wednesday.

Information or registration: 410-313-1950.

Around Town

Bunny's breakfast -- Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the firehouse, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. The cost is $7; $6 for those ages 55 and older. Children ages 5 to 12 pay $5, and those younger than 5 eat free. Baked goods will be for sale. 410-313-4901.

Egg hunt -- Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7472, a nonprofit service organization, will hold an Easter egg hunt and party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the post, 4225 VFW Lane (off Old Columbia Pike and Autumn Hill Drive), in Ellicott City. Children to age 10 are invited. Admission is free. 410-465-4240.

Kiwanis club -- Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis hall, 3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. Everyone is welcome. Harry Slade, 410-418-8218.

Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English Conversation Club from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays for people who speak English as a second language and would like to practice conversation in a group setting. First-time participants must register in advance. 410-313-1950.

Knitting for charity -- A community-service knitting and crocheting group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center. 410-313-7279.'Oklahoma!' -- Centennial High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 musical, Oklahoma! at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Kathryn Carlsen, 410-313-2856.

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