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Learn to make a jewelry box tomorrow at Elkridge library

The Baltimore Sun

Summer crafts for teens are available at the Elkridge and Miller branch libraries.

A jewelry-box-making workshop, for young people ages 11 to 17, is to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd.

Also at the Elkridge branch is a program on creating a "Back-to-School Mini Journal," to be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Materials will be provided, and registration is required.

Information or registration: 410-313-5077.

A "Veggie Sculpture" workshops for those ages 11 to 17 will be offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Materials will be provided.

"Pins and Needles," a chance to learn to knit and crochet or work on current projects with others, ages 11 to 17, will be offered at the Miller branch from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Beginners should take a skein of yarn.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-1950.

Program for kids entering kindergarten

The Elkridge library will offer "Kindergarten, Here We Come!" - a program of stories and activities to help young children make the transition to kindergarten in the fall.

Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, and 7 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-5085.

The program will be offered at the Miller branch at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 21 and 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Aug. 22.

Registration, which is required, begins Aug. 14.

Information: 410-313-1955.

Around Town

Bertucci volleyball camps -- Bob Bertucci Volleyball will return to Volleyball House in Elkridge with two camps: an individual-skills camp tomorrow to Wednesday and a team camp Thursday to Saturday. Youths ages 8 through high school are welcome. The cost is $170 a camp; $305 for both. Volleyball House is at 5635 Furnace Ave. 410-579-1007, or e-mail, info@bobbertucci.com.

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 - from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

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

"Movin' Up to Middle School," a program offering survival skills, study secrets and strategies for making new friends to those entering sixth grade, will be offered for rising middle-schoolers at 3:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Miller branch (410-313-1950) and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Elkridge branch library (410-313- 5077).

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.

Chess club -- The Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., will hold a chess club for ages 13 and older from 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 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.

Meadowbrook walks -- 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 held Aug. 18. The park has half-mile, one-mile and two-mile trails. The group meets by the metal ramp in front of the playground. 888-405-NPAM (Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland).

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