Parents of students in the Northeast High School feeder system have the opportunity to find out more about the Maryland School Performance Program at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at George Fox Middle School, 7922 Outing Ave.
The principals of Solley, Riviera Beach, Sunset, High Point, George Fox and Northeast will join with the PTAs, PTSA and CAC members to discuss just what the program is and the impact of the statewide standards at their schools.
Special guest for the evening will be county school Superintendent Larry L. Lorton and Kathleen Rosenberger, an administrator from the Maryland School Performance office.
"Treasure Island," performed by the Children's Theatre, will be presented for children so that parents can attend the meeting.
For more details, call 437-5512.
The malls won't be the only place for some holiday shopping this weekend. Drop by Highpoint Elementary on Devall Highway for the fifth annual PTA Craft Fair tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m.
Parents can shop while their youngsters play or make a craft for 50 cents at the Tot Stop.
Santa Claus will be around all day for visits and pictures with the kids. A professional photographer will take pictures, with portrait packages available.
Admission is free, and door prizes, donated by local merchants and craftspeople, will be awarded every half hour.
Food, baked goods and drinks will be for sale.
Proceeds from the fair will be used to purchase new equipment in the school's media center.
Higher education costs in your future? Need some direction on financial planning for those costs?
As a service to parents of school-age children, free, 30-minute financial planning consultations are being provided by Norma Finkner and her associates from Chesapeake Financial Planning and Tax Services. The sessions run Tuesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. in the guidance department at Chesapeake High School.
Guidance counselor Edie Pickens is coordinating the planning meetings.
Interested parents or students must call Pickens at 255-9600, Ext. 256, to arrange an appointment.
Get out for an evening of dancing Nov. 30 at Michael's of Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie and help Pasadena's Judy Marsh in her battle with cancer.
Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to music provided by Hitmakers DJ's.
Tickets are $10 a person and include beer and setups.
To order tickets, call 255-7637, 255-3293 or 360-1528.
The congregation at Lake Shore Baptist Church invites the community to a revival beginning Sunday at morning worship services and continuing nightly at 7:30 through Wednesday.
The Here's Hope revival will led by the Rev. Lawrence Baylot, pastor of Severna Park Baptist Church.
For more information, call the church office, 255-5413.
In another effort to prepare high school students for their future, Chesapeake High School has incorporated into its curriculum the High School Financial Planning Program developed by the College for Financial Planning, a Denver-based, non-profit educational institution.
The program is a part of a nationwide effort to teach young people essential concepts of personal finance and sound money management.
Using materials that are specifically geared to the 16- to 18-year-old age group, the six-unit program will emphasize such concepts as understanding the financial planning process, earning income to meet your goals, saving, and protecting your assets.
Teachers Gail Miller, Carlyn Wisthoff, Linda Ormsby and Gloria Good will be supervising the program in conjunction with Kathryn P. Rolls, a local financial planner with Maryland National Bank.
The program is being provided to the school free of charge.
For more details, contact Miller at 255-9600, Ext. 239.
New Year's Eve parties for young and old are being planned by several organizations in the area.
St. Jane Frances CYO invites teens, grades 8 to 12, to its second annual New Year's bash Dec. 28 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the church hall.
Music will be provided by DJ Tony Pappas from Innovative Sounds.
Dressy attire is preferred.
The cost is $3 for CYO members, $5 for non-members, and includes food and prizes.
For more information, call Eric Moran, 255-5216.
The Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its New Year's Eve Party from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the fire hall on Fort Smallwood Road.
Tickets are $60 a couple and include a hot platter, hors d'oeuvres, whiskey sour and fuzzy navel fountains and a continental breakfast.
Music for dancing will be provided by Chuck Dean's Sound of Music.
Tickets maybe obtained by contacting Michael Watts, 437-2928, or calling the fire station at 255-1314 or 255-3636.
The Paradise Beach Improvement Association is sponsoring its New Year's Eve Party at Kurtz's Beach from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The evening will begin with appetizers and a salad bar, followed by the diner's choice of three entrees served with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans almondine, rolls and butter.
Hats, noisemakers, a midnight champagne toast, beer, setups, cold buffet, sweet tray and coffee are included in the price.
Music will be provided by a DJ.
Tickets are $22.50 a person if purchased before Dec. 15. Tickets purchased after that date are $25.
If you are interested in reserving a table, call Linda McKinnon at 437-9018.
For ticket information, call 255-1280 or 255-6494.
STOKES WINS LIBRARY AWARD
Pasadena resident Wanda L. Stokes recently received the library's annual Individual Incentive Award from Anne Arundel County Library Administrator Edward B. Hall.
Stokes, an area reference librarian at the North County Branch Library in Glen Burnie since 1976, received a check for $125 at a ceremony Oct. 26 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum.
She has been cited for innovation, outstanding performance, effort and participation in support of library goals through her work on the library's Materials Replacement Committee.
The ceremony also honored the Severna Park branch of the County Library, which earned the Team Achievement Award of $250 for reopening after being closed several months.