Louis L. Goldstein, the state comptroller, will discuss Maryland's economy at the Greater Odenton Improvement Association on Sept. 18 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Hall, Route 175.
As the deficit grows, so does speculation about layoffs, tax increases and cutbacks in government services.
Goldstein will address these concerns as well as talk about Maryland's future.
Goldstein, a dynamic speaker who always manages to interject a considerable amount of humor, has served as Maryland's chief fiscal officer since 1958.
He also is a member of the governor's Cabinet, the Board of Public Works and is chairman of the Maryland Retirement and Pension Board and Board of Estimates.
The public isinvited to the 7:30 p.m. meeting. For more information, call 923-6442.
The next meeting of the Western District Police Community Relations Council is tonight at 7:30 at the district station, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton.
Sheriff Robert Pepersack will talk about how the sheriff's department functions and how it interacts with the county police.
Also, Capt. Franklin Milholland will be available to address any questions concerning law enforcement in the community.
For more information, contact Joseph Levesque, 766-5150.
TheChapelgate Community Association is sponsoring a candy sale this month to benefit the fund for the development of a community recreational park.
Prizes will be awarded to the individual or family that sells the most candy.
First prize is pizza for the family from Little Caesar's, a family roller skating pass from the Bowie/Crofton Rink,theater passes from KB movie theaters and a mud pie from Middletons Ice Cream.
Second prize is pizza from Little Caesar's, 10 ice skating passes from the Benfield Arena, one movie rental from Odenton Video and ice cream from Baskin Robbins.
Third prize is pizza from Little Caesar's, Golfarama passes and free T-shirt, a video from Matinee Video and ice cream from Baskin Robbins.
An "Extra Effort" awardof $50 will be given for the sale of the most candy, with a minimum sale of 300 bars.
Candy may be picked up in bags of 12 or boxes of24. Three types of candy bars are being offered: Chocolate Crunch, Chocolate Roasted Almond and Carmel Peanut Crunch. Bars are $1 each.
All money is due by Sept. 27 so the awards can be given out at the Oct. 7 meeting.
For further information, call Wanda Heverling, 674-4810.
Also, the association will have a community projects meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
If you are interested in helping with the projects in the community, call 551-0252 for more information.
The Trinity United Methodist Church, 956 Patuxent Road, will have a steak supper from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday at the church hall.
The dinner consists of steak, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, salad, bread and ice tea or coffee. Homemade desserts will also be available.
The cost is $9.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12and preschoolers are free.
For more information, call 766-3329 or544-2785.
With hunting season approaching, you won't want tomiss the gun show sponsored by the Bay Country Gun Club 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department Hall.
The show features weapons from modern to antique.
More than 75 tables will feature displays of black-powder guns, Colt single-actions and high-grade Winchester shotguns.
Other weapons, camping supplies and Eastern Shore wildlife prints produced by local artists also will be shown.
History buffs to hunters willenjoy this unique display. Refreshments will be provided by an Odenton Boy Scout troop.
Admission is $3. All Maryland gun laws will apply.