Howard Community Events March 1-8, 2007

Howard Community Events March 1-8, 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday 1

COLORECTAL CANCER TELECONFERENCE, a presentation by Fernando Velayos, associate director of Translational Research at the University of California San Francisco Center for Crohn's and Colitis; topics include screening, preventions and treatment. Sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. 12:30-3 p.m., Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free; registration required. 443-276-0861 or

GRIEF WORKSHOP, for people grieving the loss of a loved one, "Understanding Grief," sponsored by Hospice of Howard County. 6-7 p.m., Hospice office, 5537 Twin Knolls Rd., Suite 433, Columbia. Free; registration required. 410-730-5072.

HOLISITIC CAREER ROUNDTABLE, a discussion on acupuncture and herbal remedies., with faculty members and alumni from Tai Sophia Institute. 7-8:30 p.m., Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. 410-888-9048 or

REAL ESTATE INVESTING SEMINAR, a presentation by investor Peter Giardini on the current state of the local housing market and the economy. 7-10 p.m., Ramada Inn BWI Airport Hotel, near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 7253 Parkway Dr., Hanover. Free; registration required. 410-247-8728 or

"THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON,"2006 movie about former Beatle's political activism during the years of the Richard Nixon administration. 7 p.m., East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Free. 410-313-7700.

Friday 2

DUPLICATE BRIDGE, bring a partner, drop-in games; coffee, tea and treats provided. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 3000 Norberts Way, Ellicott City. Free. 410-313-7279.

Saturday 3

BIRD-WATCHING, for ages 12 and older, tips on bird identification; binoculars and field guides available to borrow. 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee, $3; children and seniors, $2; reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

LOCAL LEGACY PROJECT, the Howard County Conservancy seeks friends and former students of Ruth and Frances Brown to share memories and memorabilia of the school teachers whose farm is now the home of the conservancy. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and Wednesday , the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock. Those unable to attend but wishing to share information, may call 410-465-8877 or e-mail

DISABLED STUDENTS COLLEGE FAIR, assistive technology demonstrations and workshops on topics including Howard Community College's Project Access, federal legislation affecting postsecondary education, financial aid, postsecondary disability support service programs, career development and strategies for academic success. Noon-3 p.m., Howard Community College, Burrill Galleria, Science and Technology Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4625.

BLACK FICTION BOOK CLUB, discussion of Colson Whitehead's novel "The Intuitionist." 1 p.m., East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Free. 410-313-7700.

ALS RESOURCE SUPPORT GROUP, for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and their families and friends; sponsored by the ALS Association. 1-3 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Clark House, 9120 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. Free. 301-978-9855 or

LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING, astronomy professors from Howard Community College and amateur astronomers from the Howard Astronomical League will answer questions. Bring binoculars and small telescopes, if possible; dress for the outdoors. 6-8 p.m., Howard Community College parking garage, upper level, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-772-4891 or

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