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Monday, February 20, 2012

Cultural Connections--Upcoming Events

        I am back from vacation (hard to return from 80 degree temps to the 40's of Howard County) and wanted to highlight some events that show the diversity of our County.

              The Chinese Language School of Columbia is hosting a forum for Board of Education candidates on Sunday, March 18, from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm.  This forum will be held at the cafeteria of Howard High School in Ellicott City.  If you would like to submit questions for the candidates in advance, please email them to

     The Latino Health Fair is being held on Saturday, March 10, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.  A number of screenings will be offered, including blood pressure, colorectal cancer, glucose, and cholesterol.  There will be health information and educational materials in Spanish.

       The Columbia Association and the Howard County Library System is presenting the Asia Culture Café, which will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at the library’s Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.  This is a free event that will offer displays, performances, and activities.

           FIRN is hosting a Fabulous February Fundraising event at the Asian Palace Fusion restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 28th any time between 11:30 am and 9:30 pm. Out of gratitude to FIRN, the restaurant's owners are donating 15% of all sales on that day to FIRN! No coupons will be honored that day.and see first-hand the success of one of FIRN's former clients.  A teen-age immigrant from Vietnam in the 1980's, the family found initial housing and employment through FIRN, that provided the foundation for future success.

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