Hopewell Pool Open House

An open house will be held at the Hopewell Pool from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday so residents can see the new 75-foot-long waterslide and 1,600-foot aquatic playground, SplashPad. The additions are part of a $3.3 million, six-year project begun last year to improve the Columbia Association's 23 outdoor pools.

Activities will include a moon bounce, firetruck slide, water games for kids, adult water aerobics, face painting and relay races. There will also be a preview of Kidspace, a child care program that CA will begin Sept. 12.

Hopewell Pool is at 9200 Rustling Leaf in Columbia. To ride the waterslide, children must be at least 44-inches tall and pass a water safety test. For more information, call 410-313-6332. In case of inclement weather, call 410-715-3154.

Senior Issues Discussion

Columbia Association President Maggie Brown is hosting a community discussion about issues facing senior citizens.

"Meeting With Maggie" will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. It will focus on services and programs offered plus those that should be. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Megan Monahan at 410-715-3171.

Teen Magazine Needs Staff

The Howard County Library is seeking youths 13 to 18 to staff a new teen magazine.

Members will write and collect articles and stories for a quarterly print publication and an online magazine. They will edit and proofread stories and help with artistic design.

More information will be provided from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. Register by calling 410-313-1950.

CA Needs Teen DJs

Teenagers are needed for the Columbia Association's Battle of the DJs during the Hear My Voice Teen Day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Columbia Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

To audition, call Carol Wasser at 410-715-5523 by next Thursday. Profanity, sexual innuendo, and references to drugs and alcohol aren't allowed.

The event will also feature the Columbia Teen Idol competition, raffle drawings and poetry readings.

Workshops on Child Care

The Howard County Child Care Resource Center is sponsoring "Watch Me Grow," a series of five workshops on infant and toddler development for parents, child-care providers and child-care center staff members.

All sessions will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Office of Children's Services, 3300 N. Ridge Rd. Suite 360, Ellicott City. Each session costs $10.

The first session, "Guidelines for Healthy Development and Care," will be Aug. 23. "Observations and Documentation, Birth-18 months" will be Sept. 27, followed by the same session focusing on toddlers, 18-36 months, Oct. 25. "Growth and Development: Lesson Planning" will take place Nov. 29, and "Family Communication" will be Dec. 13.

All five sessions will be repeated between January and May.

Free advice from the instructor by phone, e-mail or in person will be available to participants who complete three or more classes.

For more information, call the center at 410-313-1940.