Day for Hispanic Families

Columbia's "Dia de La Familia Hispana," a Spanish family festival commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia SportsPark, behind the Harper's Choice Village Center, 5453 Harper's Farm Rd., Columbia.

The free event will include miniature golf, batting cages and a moon bounce. A DJ will play popular Spanish music, and Zapata's Mexican restaurant will cater the event. For more information, call 410-715-3120.

Cousin to Discuss Schools

Howard County Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin will speak at the NAACP's annual Back to School Night at 7 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Guilford, 7405 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia.

Cousin will discuss projections for continued growth in the school district and improvement of student performance. A question and answer period will follow his presentation, which is open to the public. For more information, call 410-730-6984.

Training for Voters

A training session on how to use the new computerized voting machines will be conducted for voters with disabilities from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

The event is sponsored by Arc of Howard County and Howard County Disability Services. Those attending will also have the opportunity to register to vote.

WWII Stories Sought

The Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum is looking for World War II veterans from Howard County or residents who lived in the county during the war to tell their stories.

An exhibit opening in February will focus on life in Howard County at that time. For more information or to get involved with the exhibit, call the museum at 410-461-1945, e-mail or visit and click on "Share Your Stories."