Tennis tournament set for middle school students

The Baltimore Sun

The eighth annual Lacy/Graves Middle School Tennis tournament, for children in grades 6-8 will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at River Hill High School in Clarksville.

The tournament, which is designed to promote a healthy life, was started by Kimberly Lacy in 2000 as a Gifted and Talented project at Patuxent Valley Middle School. She dedicates the tournament to her late mother, Shirley Lacy, who died in 1999 when Kimberly was just beginning eighth grade at Patuxent Valley. Ernest Lacy, Kimberly's father, is a tennis coach for the Howard County Tennis Association.

John Graves, who is also being honored by the tournament, was a Howard County tennis pro who died of heart failure, Kimberly Lacy said.

All Howard County middle school students -- whether enrolled or home-schooled -- are invited to participate in the free tournament. Registration forms are available at county middle schools. Donations will be accepted and will be used to offer scholarships for tennis lessons for middle-schoolers.

The event is sponsored by the Howard County Tennis Association. Information: Kimberly Lacy, 240-498-7434 or Judith Cephas, 410-880-5840.

Civil War program at Glenwood library

The Glenwood branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will present "A House Divided: Civil War on the Potomac," a program with historian Greg Yaskovich on the Civil War from the perspective of naval hero Capt. John Rodgers.

The talk is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. May 17. Civil War artifacts, photographs, and the Confederacy's version of weapons of mass destruction will be on display at the branch this month. Information: 410-313-5577.

Painting, drawing class offered

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a four-week art class, "Drawing & Painting with Zina Poliszuk," from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, beginning May 12, at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville.

The cost is $20. Materials, to be purchased separately, will be discussed at the first class. (Materials will cost about $50.) Information or to register: 410-313-7320.

Around town

Teen space -- The Glenwood Community Center's game room for teens is open 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The room, designed by teens, is for ages 12 and older. It includes a pool table, table tennis, bumper pool and a video game area with a big-screen television. After-school activities and programs are planned. An identification from the center is required. The program is provided with assistance from the Horizon Foundation. The center is at 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. 410-313-4840.

Plant sale -- The Mount Airy Garden Club will present its second Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., Mount Airy. Jennie Fellows, 301-829-9012.

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