HCC, Chamber

To Hold Job Fair

Howard Community College and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce are hosting an annual job fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Galleria of the HCC campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

Employers will be available to discuss jobs, accept applications and schedule interviews. Participants can bring their resumes for review by HCC career counselors and will have access to the new HCC Jobs Online search system.

Employers from a wide range of areas will participate, including accounting and finance, administrative support, computer and information services, counseling, teaching, social work, engineering, health, nursing, hospitality, management, military services, police and security, retail and sales and marketing.

For more information, call 410-772-4840 or visit



Student Commissioner

Deadline Tomorrow

The deadline for student commissioner applications for the Howard County Human Rights Commission is 4 p.m. tomorrow.

The volunteer, nonvoting position is for high school students younger than 18 with an interest in human rights. Applications are available from the Office of Human Rights at 410-313-6430.

Parents, Students

To Discuss Sexuality

"Teen Friendships, Dating and Sexuality" will be discussed at a Family Communication Night for middle school students and their parents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Branch Library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.

Students and parents can meet separately and together during the evening's discussions with facilitators from Howard County public schools and the Howard County Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

The free event, hosted by the library and an advisory group of the Horizon Foundation, will include a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and the program, and baby-sitting is available by calling in advance.

For more information and reservations, call 410-313-5577.

Panel to Explore

Justice System

A panel discussion on women and girls in the criminal justice system will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday at Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

The free event is open to the public and is part of learning sessions sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County.

Md. Agency Prints

Guide for Grandparents

The Maryland Department of Aging has published the second edition of "Resources for Grandparents: A Guide for Relatives Caring for Children."

The guide offers information about child development; legal issues; financial, medical and educational issues; community resources; and phone numbers of community services. The guide also provides resource information to other relatives who may be caring for a child.

To obtain a copy, contact Susan London Russell at 410-767-6032. The guide is also available online at www.mdoa.state.md.us in the caregiving directory.

Taste of Wilde Lake Needs Craftspeople

The Wilde Lake Community Association needs craftspeople for its annual juried crafts fair at the Taste of Wilde Lake on May 17.

Tables cost $15. For more information and an application, call 410-730-3987.

International Day Seeks Volunteers

The Columbia Association seeks performers and volunteers for its ninth annual Columbia International Day on July 19 at Columbia Town Center lakefront.

This year's event, "A Multicultural Experience," will provide an opportunity to meet visiting students from Columbia's two sister cities -- Cergy-Pontoise, France, and Tres Cantos, Spain.

Community groups, Scout troops and individuals are also needed to display or sell their wares For more information or to get involved, call Carol Wasser at 410-715-3161.