Relay for Life set for June 6-7

The Baltimore Sun

Howard County's Relay for Life, a community overnight event in which team members raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held June 6-7 at Hammond High School.

Team members camp out and keep a team member walking around the school track throughout the night. Teams are forming now.

For the first time, captains can register teams on-line at and team members can register for an existing team. Registration is $10. A team captains' meeting will be held March 20.

Howard County's 2007 Relay, attended by roughly 1,000 people, raised more than $270,000.

Information: Meaghan Kordusky, 410-313-6592; visit or e-mail to

Nominees sought for board positions

Three village board positions will be filled at the Kings Contrivance elections on April 25-26. Nomination petitions are now available and must be returned by March 21.

If you are 18 years of age or older and live on Columbia Association assessed property in Kings Contrivance, you are eligible to seek election to a two-year term on the Kings Contrivance Village Board.

Information: Call village manager Anne Brinker, 410-381-9600.

Around Town

Introduction to Knitting -- The Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, will offer an Introduction to Knitting for youth ages 13 and older, and adults, from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, this week through March 28, and Saturdays, this week through April 5. Fiber artist Anna Tai will teach casting on, knit and purl stitches, casting off, adjusting tension and correcting mistakes. Participants will learn to make scarves. Tuition is $60 for Columbia residents; $70 for nonresidents. Registration is requested. 410-730-0075 or visit

Book clubs -- The east Columbia branch library's Good Reads book club will discuss What is the What, by Dave Eggers, at 7 p.m. March 12. Registration is not needed and books are available at the branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way. 410-313-7700.

Reflexology, reiki -- The East Columbia 50+ Center will offer a new Latin dance class from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 26 through April 30. The cost is $60 for the six-week class. Reflexology - deep foot massage - is available between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way. The cost is $40 for a 50-minute treatment. Appointments also are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays. Reiki treatments are available by appointment between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. The gentle technique is said to restore physical, emotional and spiritual balance and harmony. The cost is $30 for a 55-minute treatment. 410-313-7680.

Earth day -- The Kings Contrivance Village Earth Day cleanup of the neighborhood's open space is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. Participants can sign in at Amherst House in the Kings Contrivance Village Center. They will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to enter a drawing for gift certificates. The rain date is April 12. Hillary Bierce, 410-381-9617 or Anne Brinker, 410-381-9600.

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