Jewish Women Honored

The Jewish Federation of Howard County is honoring eight local women for outstanding contributions to Jewish life in the county at the Women's Event, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. The honorees -- Lynn Abramson, Jeryl Baker, Brenda Fishbein, Lynn Green, Barbara Hurwitz, Jessi Jacobs, Naomi Rappaport and Suzanne Waller -- have been active with many local organizations and synagogues.

The event will also feature guest speaker Shoshana Cardin, a philanthropist and leader in the Jewish community who is chairman of the Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Community High School in Baltimore. Cardin is noted for helping persuade then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to condemn anti-Semitism and racism in a public statement in 1991. She will be introduced by Deborah Weiner, a reporter with WBAL-TV.

Tickets are $54 and include dinner. Supporter and patron tickets are available for $108 and $180. Proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services, Senior Cultural Connections, Rashi's Daughter and Rosh Chodesh Girl's Project. For more information, call 410-730-4976 or visit www.jewishhowardcounty.org.

Help Prepare for the Worst

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County and the Community Emergency Response Network will host an informational session on how to volunteer for local nonprofit and government agencies in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

The session will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the volunteer center, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. To attend or for more information, call 410-715-3179 or e-mail pam@volunteerhoward.org.

Central Library Hours

Howard County Library officials have decided to keep the Central Library open from 1 to 5 p.m. as usual on Sundays throughout the summer. The branch has been closed in previous summers. All other branches will be closed, with regular Sunday hours resuming Sept. 11.

The Central Library is at 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. For more information on library hours and closings, visit www.hclibrary.org or call 410-313-7890.