Consumer affairs talks scheduled

The Baltimore Sun

Investigator Lila Boor of the Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs and Pfc. Holly Burnham of the Howard County Police Department will speak about telemarketing fraud and weapons of fraud from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Slayton House on the Wilde Lake Village Green.

They will discuss Internet safety from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, and home repair fraud March 17 at Slayton House.

The presentations, sponsored by the Town Center and Wilde Lake community associations, are for ages 50 and older. Light refreshments will be served.

Information or registration: 410-730-3987 or 410-730-4744.

Wills program

Attorney Thomas Burns will be at The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, for the 60 Plus Wills and Legal Screening Program, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 21.

Services include simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills, small estates and deed changes. The program is open to Howard County residents ages 60 and older. The cost is on a sliding scale.

An appointment is required and should be scheduled well in advance. The program, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging, is available the third Wednesday of each month, except in December.

Information: 410-313-7213.

Music Matters

Rick LaRocca, Kathy Stanley and Ray Remesh will perform 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mad City Coffee, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road.

The performance is part of the Music Matters Showcase, a concert series featuring area musicians.

Information: 410-964-8671 or go to

around town

Board member sought : The Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the 2008-2009 board. The appointee will hold the office through the remainder of the term. Applications are available at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center. The deadline is Thursday. 410-730-3987.

Mah-jongg : Players 18 and older are invited to Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center for mah-jongg at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free. 410-730-3987. :

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