Community Leaders

To Speak at Meeting

Vision Howard County, an advocacy group, will hold its annual town meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City.

The meeting will feature a panel discussion with community leaders. Panelists will be Barbara Lawson, president of the Columbia Foundation; Richard Krieg, president of the Horizon Foundation; Sidney L. Cousin, superintendent of Howard County public schools; Richard Story, chief executive of the Howard County Economic Development Authority; Phyllis Madachy, administrator of the county's Office on Aging; and Thomas Cargiulo, director of the Howard County Health Department.

For more information, call 410-772-5714 or visit

Music, Tour Will Mark

Columbia's 37th Birthday

A birthday celebration for Columbia will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Columbia lakefront.

The event will feature a cake in honor of the community's 37th birthday and performances by the Young Columbians, a singing group affiliated with the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts; Ballet Royale; and the Jokers, a rock-and-roll band. A lakefront walking tour will take place from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Carol Wasser at 410-715-3161 or Barbara Kellner at 410-715-3103.

Car Show a Fundraiser

For Special Olympics

The eighth annual car show sponsored by Lincoln Technical Institute will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school's Columbia campus, 9325 Snowden River Pkwy.

Categories include muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, stock cars and custom street rods. Admission is free. Proceeds from a raffle, food and beverage sales and fees to register vehicles in the show will benefit Special Olympics Howard County.

Meeting Aims to Help

Nonprofits' Leaders

The Board Bank, a joint project of the Association of Community Services, Leadership Howard County and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, is hosting a meeting for new leaders of nonprofit organizations in Howard County. Those interested in becoming affiliated with local boards are also welcome to attend.

The free event, at 6:45 p.m. next Thursday at the East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, will focus on the responsibilities of leading nonprofit groups, board governance and accountability and financial management.

To register, call Judy Pittman at 410-796-7824.