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Friday, March 30, 2012

Money Matters Event tomorrow at East Columbia Library

    Join makingCHANGE and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland for Y-Fi, a Youth Finance event, on Saturday, March 31st, 2012,  from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Money Matters Fair, Howard County Library System, East Columbia Branch.  This free activity is designed for youth ages 12-18 and their parents or guardians.  Drop in for a 60-90 minute, “real life” simulation of financial planning, goal setting and decision making experiences.
During this interactive event, students will:
·         Receive a career, find out how much the job pays, and stretch their paychecks to cover all of their expenses.
·         Go “shopping” and stick to a budget as they make choices on transportation, housing, utilities, food, clothing and much, much more!
·         Watch out for an “Unlucky Chance” card which could wreak havoc on their monthly budget.
Younger students will gain an appreciation of the tough financial choices adults have to make each day. Older students will learn how career, education and spending choices can have a direct impact on their success. Families will learn how to support each other in making earning, spending and saving choices.  For questions about the event, email or call 410-446-8635. 

End the week with a song you will be humming all weekend 

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From the Howard County Historical Society:
 SAVE THE DATE: May 19, 2012 for the Howard County portion of the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
Explore 7 spectacular historic homes and gardens -- including Oakdale (pictured), Richland Farm, Whitehall Manor, Waverly Mansion, Spring Hill and Spring Hill Quarters as well as the Shrine of St. Anthony's. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or at the Society's headquarters at the Miller Branch Library. They may also be purchased for $35 at any of the gardens on the day of the tour. Visit the website or call 410-821-6933 for more information on this tour and those of other counties.

1 comment:

Michelle Glassburn said...

Thanks for the shout out! It's going to be a great event. In addition to Y-Fi for teens and their families, there will also be FREE shredding!!! You can bring up to 5 boxes of paper, CDs, or computer hard drives to be shredded on-site! Hope everyone makes it out!!!