The reactivated Four Seasons Elimentary School citizens advisory committee's first meeting focused on the school budget, a matter of great concern this year.
The topic of its second meeting was the Maryland School Performance Program, under which all state school systems are evaluated and graded on their compliance with state education standards.
The committee chairwoman is Sue Anderson and the vice chairman Jeffrey Pfeiffer. Committee members are Stephanie Reinhardt, Esther Parker, Jeannette McGowan, Steven Noll, Roylene Roberts, Charmane Smith, Kim Soper, Kathy Hoffmaster and Dorothy Dodge.
If you'd like to join these concerned parents who have a strong interest in education, contact the school at 674-6499.
The committee's next meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
The Fort Meade Retired Officer's Wives' Club is accepting reservations for a Feb. 10 dinner theater showing of "Shenandoah" at the Towsontowne Dinner Theatre.
This is an old fashioned, tuneful charmer for the entire family. Each $35 ticket includes bus, dinner, show and gratuity.
The bus will leave the Fort Meade Officers Club at 3 p.m.
For reservations, call Betty Juba at 721-1494 or Helen McCormick at 721-1736.
A financial aid workshop will be sponsored by the guidance department of Meade High School at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the school auditorium.
All parents interested in learning about ways to finance their child's post-high school education are invited to attend. Instructions and guidelines for completing the Financial Aid Form, which is required for federal assistance, will also be given.
For more information, contact the school at 674-7710.
The O'Malley Senior Center is sponsoring a creative and curative painting workshop.
Jean Hauck, an internationally renowned artist, teacher and color therapist from Switzerland, will be at the center for a six-session workshop beginning Jan. 11 and ending Feb. 15.
Find out more about yourself through color; its deeper aspects increase our awareness and open up our intuition in a very beautiful way.
Participation in this workshop help you to discover the inner you.
Registration is limited; applications must be received by Jan. 4. The fee for supplies is $25.
For more information or to apply, call the center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will present a legislative discussion about pending issues for 1991 at 8 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Western District Police Station, Route 170 in Odenton.
Chick Krautler, from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will lead the discussion. The meeting is free.
For more information, call the chamber at 672-3422.
Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church and the First Evangelical Lutheran Church offer their semiannual blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jan. 5 at Nichols-Bethel in Odenton. The goal for this drive is 50 pints.
A sign-up sheet will be on the church bulletin boards.
Any questions? Call 674-7308.
Since 1965, more than 27,000 young people have attended the Youth Leadership Conferences conducted by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa.
This year, the Howard L. Turner Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will cover the cost for one student from Arundel Senior High School to attend.
The conferences are designed to give students a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion with authoritative and articulate spokesmen from government, industry and the academic community.
The speakers are vigorous, dynamic, youth-oriented and willing to talk at length with young people.
Youth conferences are intended to encourage participants to think about who they are, where they are going, what kind of a country they live in and what opportunities are available to them.
This year's conference is set for March 21-24. Registration is open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Applicants must show leadership potential and service orientation and submit an 300- to 500-word-long essay on the topic "The Bill of Rights -- Equity and Protection for Everyone."
Participation is limited to 100 students, and the fee for each is $185.
For more information, contact the school at 674-6500.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will have a safe and Happy New Year!
See you in 1991.