Girls basketball's cancer fundraiser

The Baltimore Sun

The Centennial High School girls basketball team will raise money for cancer research during its home game against Howard High School on Thursday. The Lady Eagles will give the money they receive as donations and for raffle tickets to a cancer research organization founded by Kay Yow, the North Carolina State women's basketball coach who recently died after a years-long battle with cancer.

The varsity game is at 5:30 p.m.; the junior varsity team plays at 4 p.m.

Spectators at the games are asked to wear white to show their support for "whiting out" cancer. Pink loop ribbons will be distributed for participants to wear upside-down, in memory of Coach Yow.

Information: Robert Slopek, 410-313-2507.

Ellicott book event

Howard County Tourism will present a book-signing event for Remembering Ellicott City: Stories from the Patapsco River Valley, a new release from History Press.

Local writers and activists Victoria Goeller and Janet Kusterer have combined vignettes from Ellicott City's history with firsthand accounts by current residents to convey a lively picture of the historic town.

The book-signing will be at 1 p.m. today at the Howard County Tourism Visitor Information Center, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City.

Information: 410-313-1900.

around town

Dance, cheer coaches sought : The Ellicott City Patriots Football & Cheer Program is seeking volunteer coaches with dance, cheer or gymnastic experience. Needed are head and assistant coaches, teen coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, cheer gymnastic coaches, competition coaches and fitness trainers. Training and certification is offered to those who participate. Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-461-1225, or

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