Centennial's baseball school begins July 30

The Baltimore Sun

The Centennial High School Boosters will hold their second session of Eagle Baseball School, a summer camp for boys ages 7 to 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3.

The camp, to be directed by Centennial's boys varsity baseball coach Denis Ahearn, will offer instruction and drills in throwing, hitting, fielding, base-running, catching and strategy.

Area players and coaches will give lectures and demonstrations. The emphasis will be on fundamentals, sportsmanship and fun. The program includes contests, treats, a report card and certificates.

The cost is $150, with a group discount of $10 for five or more campers registering at the same time.

Information: Denis Ahearn, 410-750-6709.

Bertucci Volleyball sets 2 camps in Aug.

Bob Bertucci Volleyball will return to Volleyball House in Elkridge with two camps: an individual skills camp Aug. 6 to Aug. 8 and a team camp Aug. 9 to Aug. 11.

Youths ages 8 through high school are welcome.

The cost is $170 a camp; $305 for both.

Volleyball House is at 5635 Furnace Ave. Information or to register: 410-579-1007 or e-mail, info@bobbertucci.com.

Meadowbrook Park walks are scheduled

Nurse practitioners in Howard County invite the community to walk with them in Meadowbrook Park, behind Target in Ellicott City, on the third Saturday of each month. The next walk will be Aug. 18.

The park has 1/2 -mile, 1-mile and 2-mile trails. The group meets by the metal ramp in front of the playground.

Information: 888-405-NPAM (Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland).

Around Town

Korean films -- The Miller branch library will present "On Screen: Korean Film Festival," award-winning films, at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday. Shin Dong Kim, a visiting professor of communications at American University, will lead a discussion after each screening, offering perspective on each young director's work and ideology. The films have English subtitles. 410-313-1950.

At the library -- The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will sponsor "Teen 'Zine!" -- a meeting for youths ages 13 to 17 interested in working on the new online newsletter written by teens for teens -- 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

"Twilight Time," a chance for young people ages 11 to 17 to share books and refreshments in the library's courtyard, will be held 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is not needed. 410-313-1950.

Gardening queries -- Howard County Master Gardeners will be at the Miller branch library to answer gardening questions and examine problem plants 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Residents are invited to bring questions and plants. 410-313-1950.

Learning English -- The Miller branch library offers an English conversation club 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.

Chess club -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., will offer a chess club for ages 13 and older 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play chess. Snacks will be provided. Registration is not needed. 410-313-5077.

Knitting for charity -- A community-service group meets to knit and crochet blankets, baby clothes and other items for charities, hospitals and senior centers. The group meets 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.

Teen crafts -- Summer craft programs for teens are being offered at local libraries. "Pins and Needles" at the Miller branch, offers youths ages 11 to 17 a chance to work on current projects or take a skein of yarn and learn to knit and crochet. The group will meet 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 30. Registration is required. 410-313-1950.

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