Cradlerock School, group to partner in activities

The Baltimore Sun

Students at Cradlerock School will benefit from extra academic activities and support offered through a new partnership with the Columbia Chapter of Continental Societies Inc. The partnership will be formalized with an official signing at the Waterside Restaurant in the Sheraton Columbia Hotel on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the partnership, Continental Society will sponsor student projects and activities relating to health, education, employment, recreation and the arts. Society members will participate in tutoring, special workshops, and other activities to assist students who need extra academic support. The organization will also donate funds for the purchase of school supplies.

Cradlerock School will provide speakers and facilitators for Continental Societies educational events and activities. In addition, school Principal Jason McCoy will serve on the "First Books" Advisory Board for Howard County.

The mission of Continental Societies Inc. ( is to create environments that empower children to reach their potential.

Earth Day cleanup set for March 29

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.

Nominees sought for board

Nomination petitions are available through March 20 for members of Long Reach Community Association interested in running for Village Office. Three Village Board members will be elected April 26 for two-year terms.

Every candidate must submit a completed petition and candidate's statement no later than 10 a.m. March 24 in order to be included on the ballot.

Information packets, including petition forms and election rules, are available at the front desk at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center. Stonehouse hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 410-730-8113 or 301-596-3265.

Candidates sought for community seats

The Oakland Mills Community Association is seeking candidates for seven seats on the Oakland Mills board and one open seat as the Oakland Mills representative to the Columbia Council in the annual Village Elections. Terms are one year.

Nomination petitions and candidate information packets are available at The Other Barn. Please call first, as renovation is under way and hours vary.

The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Friday. Elections will be April 26. Information: Sandy Cederbaum, Oakland Mills Village Manager, 410-730-4610 or

Board elections to be held April 25-26

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 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: Anne Brinker, 410-381-9600.

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