Women's interests will front and center at the annual Howard County WomenFest on Saturday, June 16.

The event will be held at the Glenwood Senior Center, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


This popular event is a day geared to women, focusing on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthy and fulfilled lives.

In addition to more than 60 vendors and exhibits, WomenFest includes timely seminars and free health screenings. A sampling of the seminars includes cooking with herbs, yoga, health facts and fiction, benefits of wine and chocolate, creating a kitchen garden, stress solutions and more. Admission is free.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the Deanna Bogart concert at 2 p.m. For more information, 410-313-5440.

EA Engineering, Science and Technology is conducting an independent study of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission watershed and is holding a public information meeting in Mt. Airy on Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.

At the meeting, EA will present a brief overview of the study and then listen to comments and suggestions from stakeholders about how the watershed is currently being used and how it should be used in the future.

The meeting will be held at the Izaak Walton League Wildlife Achievement Chapter, located at 26430 Mullinix Mill Road in Mt. Airy.

Comments will be limited to five minutes. A summary of the meeting will be posted on WSSC's website.

If you are interested in speaking, contact Tracy Eberhard at teberhard@eaest.com. A sign-up for speakers will also be available at the meeting.

For more information, go to wsscwater.com.

Still looking for a summer activity for you child? Glenelg Country School's Summer in the Country Camps offer a variety of activities for children in grades pre-K through 10th grade.

A sampling is the Dragons Elite Boys' Basketball Camp. Coming off a successful first campaign in the MIAA-A Conference and a MIAA-B Conference Championship in 2011, Coach Kevin Quinlan will offer intensive skills training for competitive basketball players who dream of achieving success on the high school court and beyond. Daily activities will include 5-on-5 and small-sided games,

fundamentals, film sessions on classic NCAA and NBA games, discussions of character development, swimming, and more.

For more information, go to http://www.glenelg.org/summer. The fee for most camps includes lunch and camp T-shirt.

Do you have a teenager who is interested in playing high school sports next year? A physical is required prior to tryouts. Kernan Sports Medicine will be offering Preparticipation Physicals for High School Athletes on Sunday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at Kernan Physical Therapy in Woodlawn.


The cost is $30 per athlete and $5 for each additional form requested.

Physicals will also be offered on Sunday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Central Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, and on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at University of Maryland Orthopedic Associates in Columbia.

Walk-ins will not be accepted; appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 410-298-0990 ext.15 and speaking with a certified athletic trainer.

Don't forget about the kids mini triathlon on June 18 at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood. The event will benefit Worldwide Shelters, a Glenwood-based not-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian support to people in critical need of adequate shelter, and is designed for kids ages 3-12.

Older kids can help out and earn community service hours. The cost is $40 per participant and includes a lunch buffet for all participants.

To learn more about the triathlon or to register, go to http://www.worldwideshelters.org, and follow the links to register for the triathlon.

A reminder that Western Howard County Soccer is currently accepting registration for the fall season. It provides girls and boys teams in the following age groups 5-6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11,12-13 and 14-18.

All players registered by July 1 are guaranteed placement on a team. Visit the website http://www.whcsoccer.org