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Housing fair to be held tomorrow

Howard County's Department of Housing and Community Development will hold its "Come Home to Howard County" housing fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

Three Howard County homes are being offered at sharply reduced prices to families who will be chosen in a lottery, to be held at 1:15 p.m. at the fair.

Those entered in the lottery must have submitted an application to the Department of Housing and Community Development and must be present at the drawing to win.

The fair will feature displays and information about renting, buying or fixing up a home in Howard County.

Information: Christopher Julien or Linda Phillips, 410-313-6318.

Cuts Against Cancer fundraiser is Sunday

Nine beauty salons will present the 11th Cuts Against Cancer, a fundraiser to benefit the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Customers can get $25 haircuts, and services are to include manicures, waxing and massage.

A "Day of Beauty" raffle and a silent auction of trips, restaurant, food and wine gift certificates, Ravens and Orioles tickets, works by local artists and other items are planned.

The event will be held at Mason and Friends, 6770 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia.

In addition to Mason and Friends, participating salons include George of New York, Hasan's Hair Studio, Lutfi's International Salon and Spa, Patrick's Hair Design, Rafet's Hairmasters, Studio K Salon and Spa, Symmetry Hair Studio, and Victoria and Albert Hair Studio.

Cuts Against Cancer, conceived by Patrick Hagen of Patrick's Hair Design, has raised more than $150,000 since its inception in 1996. This year, the event will feature a tribute to Hagen, who died in March.

Information: 410-381-2440.

The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, a service of Howard County General Hospital, provides support and assistance to cancer patients and their families. Counseling and support services, a lending library, and a fully equipped salon offering free consultations are among its services.

Information: 410-740-5858.

Marriotts Ridge plans homecoming parade

Marriotts Ridge High School will hold its first homecoming parade tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m. The parade route will begin at Waverly Elementary School, then follows Weatherburn Road, Petersboro Road, Dorchester Way and Birmigham Way to Waverly Woods Shopping Center. The school's marching band, poms and cheerleaders will be featured, along with floats.

Try breakfast - history, too

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer "A Taste of Ellicott City II," a sequel to the first installment of the breakfast program about Ellicott City's history, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Historian Joetta Cramm will discuss Ellicott City's change from a small mill town to a shopping and tourist center.

The group will meet at Tersiguel's Restaurant on Main Street. The program is for those ages 18 and older.

The cost is $39.

Information: 410-313-4634.

Jazz series set to start Sunday

The Oakland Mills Quarterly Jazz Series begins Sunday and will feature Sharon Clark, 2007 winner of the Savannah, Ga., vocalist competition.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Tickets are $15.

Clark will be accompanied by Chris Grasso, pianist, Wes Biles, bass, Paul Carr, sax, and Lenny Robinson, drums.

Tickets will be available for purchase at The Other Barn.

Information: 410-730-4610.

Immigration session to be rebroadcast

A public discussion on immigration, held Sept. 20 in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, will be rebroadcast on Gtv channels 70 and 44 at 9 p.m. today, 10 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday and 12:30 p.m. daily.

Continuing discussions on immigration are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room of the Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at Laurel Woods Elementary School, 9250 North Laurel Road, North Laurel.

The programs are presented in partnership with the Howard County Office of Human Rights, Howard County Commission for Women, Howard County Health Department, Howard County Library and Howard County Gtv.

Information: 410-730-0142.

Basket bingo set today in Catonsville

The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County will hold basket bingo today at the Lodge, 2832 Nine Mile Circle, Catonsville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Filled baskets, door prizes and raffles are planned.

Admission is $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Information: 410-465-4350.

Old School Pride Day to be held tomorrow

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, in partnership with the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society Inc., will hold Old School Pride Day from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow, to give historically African-American educational organizations an opportunity to share their challenges, triumphs and school pride.

Alumni from area schools are invited to participate. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is the host.

Visitors are asked to wear or bring school yearbooks, photographs, sports uniforms or jackets for display during the event.

Old School Pride Day is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Trails, Tracks Tarmac: Lives of African Americans in the History and Culture of Northern Anne Arundel County, 1850 to the Present, co-sponsored by the museum and the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society.

The museum is at 84 Franklin St., Annapolis.

Information: 410-216-6180.

Judge's retirement creates bench vacancy

Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney has announced his retirement, effective Nov. 2, creating a vacancy on the Circuit Court for Howard County that is to be filled by an appointment by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Any judge or lawyer interested in the vacancy should request a personal data questionnaire from Deborah A. Unitus or Linda Etzold, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., A-2, Annapolis 21401. The questionnaire is available at

The completed questionnaire and two writing samples (at least 16 copies) must be received at the administrative office of the courts by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-260-1291; TTY, 800-735-2258.

Neighbor Ride needs volunteer drivers

Neighbor Ride, a volunteer-based supplemental transportation program for Howard County seniors ages 60 and older, has an immediate need for volunteer drivers. Daytime, evening and weekend drivers are needed.

Seniors using Neighbor Ride say the service helps them adjust to no longer being able to drive.

The next driver orientations are scheduled at the Neighbor Ride office, 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 at noon on Oct. 19.

Information: 410-884-7433, or

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