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Meeting Tuesday on pathway plan

The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning will hold a public meeting at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday to acquaint residents with a proposed pathway project that is expected to begin construction in the fall of next year.

The project involves the installation of an 8-foot-wide pathway for hiking and biking along Broken Land Parkway, from Cradlerock Way to Snowden River Parkway.

The pathway, which is being funded through a Transportation Enhancement Grant awarded to the county by the State Highway Administration, is designed to connect office parks, retail buildings and residential neighborhoods, Lake Elkhorn and the County Spinal Pathway, a network of paths that are to extend from Savage to Broken Land Parkway, and through Columbia to Centennial Park. Pedestrian crossings and bus shelters are part of the project.

The meeting will be held in the Hopewell Room of Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Representatives from the county government will be on hand to answer questions. Forms for comment will be provided.

Information: Brian Muldoon, 410-313-4363.

Support group invites teenagers

The National Family Resiliency Center, a private nonprofit organization, is inviting teens in ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th grades whose parents have experienced a separation, divorce or remarriage to participate in a teen support group.

The group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this week, at the NFRC Center, Suite 121, 2000 Century Plaza, off Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

Teens can learn to understand and express their feelings about changes in their family relationship, hear about ways to address problems and learn ways to communicate with their parents and support each other.

Registration is required. A sliding scale of fees is available for group sessions.

Information: Kathy Helt, 410-740-9553 or e-mail, sales@

Learner permits tied to school attendance

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will require applicants for a Maryland learner's permit who are younger than 16 to demonstrate acceptable school attendance.

Applicants must submit a completed Maryland MVA Learner's Permit School Attendance Certification, form (DL-300), during the application process. The form must be completed by a school official or home-schooling coordinators in the applicant's jurisdiction. No more than 10 unexcused absences during the previous school semester are permitted.

Home-schooled students must certify that they were home-schooled during the previous school semester.

Copies of the school attendance certification form are available at www.maryland

Cuts Against Cancer fundraiser is today

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. today.

Customers can get $25 haircuts. Services also include 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 in Columbia.

Participating salons are Mason and Friends, 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.

Resource center aids cancer patients

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, or

Immigration discussion on TV

A public discussion on immigration that was 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 12:20 p.m. and 10 p.m. today.

Continuing discussions on immigration and its impact on families and employment 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 in North Laurel.

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

Information: 410-730-0142.

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