The next meeting of the Odenton Heritage Society will be at 10 a.m. April 24, at the Odenton Library.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Phebe Coe, rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church. Coe will talk about the military history of our community. Members and non-members can attend any of the meetings.
The society meets every month, with evening meetings every other month. The society has a number of standing committees and welcomes anyone interested in helping locate information about our community.
Partners for a Drug-Free West County invites parents to take part in free parent-to-parent training. Trained facilitators offer parents the skills and means necessary to prevent drug/substance abuse in their children.
Those interested should contact Mary Chewning at 768-3066. Space is limited to 16 people per session.
The O'Malley Senior Center, located at 1275 Odenton Road, will celebrate its third anniversary at the April Birthday Party with a special lunch at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 25. Entertainment is being provided by the group, "Volunteers," from the U.S. Army Field Band.
Lunch reservations are to be made by April 15. For further information, callthe center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Foreign Language Office, in cooperation with the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, is sponsoring Spanish and French summer camps. The camps will be conducted under the direction of foreign language teachers of Anne Arundel County.
Both camps will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2, at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville.
The camps are for highly able students of French and Spanish for Levels I, IA, IB or Level II, involving students currently in grades seven, eight or nine who are planning to continue language study in September.
The camps are designed to enrich students' knowledge of the language by providing hands-on and culturally oriented activities.
For more information, call the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Foreign Language Office at 224-5424.
The Fort Meade Retired Officers'Wives' Club is accepting reservations for Saturday, April 13, for the "Philadelphia Mummers, Show of Shows," a colorful indoor performance of the famed string bands. Their annual parade attracts 20,000 to 25,000 participants, divided into fancy costumed groups, theme brigades, comics and string bands -- all witnessed by 250,000 spectators.
Dinner will be at the Swiss Inn on Route 40 in Elkton. The cost is $47 per person which includes dinner and the show. A bus will leave Fort Meade Officers' Club at 9:30 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m.
For reservations call Betty Juba, 721-2494, or Helen McCormick, 721-1736.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a bloodmobile at Arundel Senior High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 16. Donations from the public will be accepted.
Volunteers are also needed to assist atthe bloodmobile centers and to transport blood from donor sites to the Central Maryland blood bank. To volunteer, call the Red Cross at 760-9600.
For more information, call Wini Saulsbury at 267-7921.
On Feb. 2, students from MacArthur Middle School participated in an academic tournament at Cardinal Gibbons High School. This tournament, patterned after a television quiz show, was open to middle school teams.
MacArthur, the only public school entered, competed against 15 other private schools. Team members Chris Aldridge, Eva Peterson, Cordelia Sperry, Jennifer Canales and Kara Montonaga competed in five preliminary matches against different schools.
After this round, MacArthur placed third. The second round of competition put MacArthur in a semifinal match, which they won, qualifying them for the final competition. By the end of the final competition, MacArthur placed second, losing only to Cardinal Gibbons Middle School.
TheProvinces Branch Library, 2624 Annapolis Road (Route 175), is sponsoring a story time for day-care groups ages 2 to 6 at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17. This special event uses stories, music and crafts to introduce children to reading.
Registration is required and can be done by calling the library at 222-6280.
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