Power Camp starts June 23

The Norbel School in Elkridge will offer a Power Camp for children with learning challenges from June 23 through Aug. 1. The camp, which is to feature the school's interpersonal social skills development program, is open to children ages 6-12. Art, sports and music activities are also planned.

Tutoring and before- and after-camp care are available.


Information: Krys Renzi, 410-796-6700 or

Bag sale planned for July and August


The Trinity Church Gift & Thrift Shoppe, 6010 Waterloo Road, at Pfeiffer's Corner, behind St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkridge, will hold a bag sale in July and August.

Bags can be filled with items for $4 a bag.

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Information: 410-799-9175.

Teen Chess Club offered at library

The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold a session of its Teen Chess Club for ages 9-17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 24.

Pins and Needles, a chance to meet people, work on stitching, knitting or crocheting projects and trade ideas and tips, will be offered from 10 .am. to noon June 26. Registration is not needed. Information: 410-313-1950.



Completes training : Navy Seaman Recruit Katherine O. Blount, daughter of John W. Blount of Ellicott City and Cynthia L. Adee of Forest Hill, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Around Town

Cheerleading, Football : The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for Elkridge Hurricanes Flag and Tackle football and cheerleading. Practice begins in August at Elkridge Landing Middle School. The season runs through mid-November. Flag football for ages 5-6 costs $85; tackle football for ages 7-14 costs $160. Cheerleading for ages 5-14 costs $125. Tackle football participants are placed on teams based on age and weight. Early registration is advised. Jean Shea, 410-313-4626; text telephone, 410-313-4665. To register: 410-313-PARK or

Kiwanis Club : Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City, a volunteer service organization, meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Kiwanis-Wallas Building, 3300 Norbert's Way, Ellicott City. Everyone is welcome. 410-418-8218, or

Chess : The county library's Elkridge branch, 6540 Washington Blvd., sponsors a chess club for ages 13 and older from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Players of all abilities are welcome, but they must know how to play chess. Snacks will be provided. 410-313-5077.