All quilters and potential quilters are invited to meet with Prayers and Squares at Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church on Brighton Dam Road Feb. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. The group makes quilts tied with prayers for those who are ill and in need of comfort.

CeeCee Singer and Peggy Lee will help you get started. There are a variety of tasks to accomplish. Some do not require any sewing skills. Come enjoy quilting, fellowship and a meal.


The ice is hot this week. The Howard Cup, given to the winner of the county championship hockey game, is set for Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 p.m. at the Columbia Ice Rink. You are invited to come on out and enjoy watching some great hockey. The athletes will appreciate your support.

Dr. Ganoune Diop will present "Secularism in World Religions," a closer look at the undergirding conflict of world views, on Saturday, Feb 18 at 4 p.m., at The Gathering Place. On Feb. 25 he will present "The Fundamental Values That Make Us Human," same time and same place. Dr. Diop is a representative to the United Nations. He's a fascinating speaker with impressive credentials.

If you're hungry for pancakes, you might want to head on over to Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 21. They plan to serve pancakes, Boarman's sausage, creamed chicken and applesauce from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 or younger.

Congratulations to Jacob Recht on winning the Clarksville Middle School Geography Bee. Kunal Patel was the runner-up. Jacob now advances to the next level of competition. Good luck, Jacob.

Eighth-grade Clarksville Middle School artists Naomi Rabe and Joyce Zhuang have artwork featured in the law office gallery of Whiteford, Taylor and Preston in Columbia. Congratulations on having your work selected for the honor.

"Really Ready for College" is a free 90-minute program especially designed for parents or guardians of high school juniors or seniors. Actually being ready for college whether the student travels afar or stays close to home, will reduce the drop-out rate. The session is scheduled for Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at theUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County, in Catonsville.

Seating is very limited. If interested, don't delay. More information is available at To enroll, send an email to with your name, your student's name, school and current grade. Directions to the meeting place will be sent to you.

New student/Kindergarten registration will be held the week of Feb. 27-March 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Go to for more information and a list of required items to bring for registration.

Dayton Oaks Elementary School notes they will also hold evening registration Feb. 29 from 5-7 p.m. If you have questions, contact your local school. The number for Pointers Run Elementary is 410-313-7042 or fax 410-313-7147. For Dayton Oaks, call 410-313-1571. For Clarksville Elementary, call 410-313-7050.

Here we are in February 2012. The changes to Clarksville and the surrounding area over the past 20 years are at times overwhelming. Twenty years ago this month, the first residents moved into the Village of River Hill. There have been many firsts since that day.

Today, the Village has only one undeveloped parcel and that is the grassy spot in the Village Center between the Giant and Ruby Tuesday. If you leave town for 20 days, you may be surprised to see changes when you get back home. What are you noticing? How have all the changes affected you?