Horse Rescue Group

Plans Open House

The Days End Farm Horse Rescue Inc., 15856 Frederick Rd., Lisbon, is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Activities include pony rides, face painting, games, food, music and a petting zoo.

The nonprofit organization, which rehabilitates horses and provides humane education and community outreach, will also be celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Admission to the open house is $2 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 12, and $5 per family. Children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 301-854-5037 or visit

Information Available

On Women's Health

A free educational session about women's emotional health will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Patuxent Center, 10910 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

The event is sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle, a philanthropy organization that focuses on the needs of women and girls in Howard County. Presenters include Helen Lann, chief of psychiatry at Howard County General Hospital; Margaret Watson, an obstetrics and gynecology doctor; and Joan Pittman of the Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

For more information, call Mary Kay Sigaty at 410-997-3395.

Prospective Students

Can Learn About HCC

Howard Community College will host two information sessions for prospective students and their parents.

The sessions, designed to help high school sophomores and juniors start preparing for college, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday and July 8 in Room 100 of the Instructional Lab Building at HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

Tours of the campus and information on programs and services at HCC will be available. For reservations, call 410-772-4599.

Norbel School Wins

McDonald House Grant

The Norbel School, an independent school in Elkridge for students with learning disabilities, received a $52,440 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore to help support its creative learning and music appreciation program.

The school, approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a non-public school and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, uses multi-sensory teaching techniques and individualized music curriculum for grades 4 through 12.