The Kiwanis Club of Odenton installed its officers for the 1991-1992year Monday at the Golden Flame Restaurant. The new officers are Vicente Ortiz, president; Walter E. Fletcher Jr., vice president; EdwardL. Sievers Jr., treasurer, and Robert Boydstun, secretary. The new board of directors is Christian Boetker, Michael J. Buinickas, John A.Collard, George W. R. Davis, Matthew Dyjack, Joseph P. McCartan and William A. Pumphrey.
The Chapelgate Community Association will be host for a Bike Safety Program starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waugh Chapel Swim Club. John Davis from Crofton Cycle and Fitness will provide a one-hour safety course for children and their parents.
The first 25 children to register will get a Little Caesar's squeeze bottle and discount coupons for bike safety equipment.
* Also on Saturday, the association will sponsor a Family Fire Prevention Program from 9 a.m. to noon at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department. This program will be conductedby Chris Wilhelm of the fire department.
* The community association will collect books and coats the entire month of October. New or used books, coats, hats, gloves or any usable winter apparel will be given to different churches for distribution. The drop-off points forthese items during the day are 726 Farrara Drive or Little Caesar's in Odenton and 1329 Farrara Drive or 1306 Chapelview Drive at night.
For information on any of the activities sponsored by the Chapelgate Community Association, call 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 551-0252. The association meets the first Monday of every month atthe fire hall.
The Waugh Chapel Elementary School Parents Association is holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at theschool. Craft and flea-market items will be on sale, along with baked goods and refreshments.
* The children of Waugh Chapel are selling magazines as a fund-raiser. With each magazine sold, the school receives up to 50 percent of the money collected. For more information,call Gina Smith at 674-3306.
Faith Community Church will be host for a Family Hayride and Hot Dog Roast at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shooks Farm, on Dicus Mill Road in Millersville. Bring your own beverages, hot dogs and marshmallows. For more information, call the church at 672-3698.
Tickets are still available for the Greater Odenton Improvement Association's "Citizen of the Year" dinner, set for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Garden Room at Kaufman's Restaurant. Tickets are $20 per person and include your choice of crab imperial or prime rib.
A double quartet from the Elkridge Sweet Adelines will perform.
This year's award will be presented by County Executive Robert Neall. Tickets are limited and sold only in advance. For information or tickets, call 923-6442.
Parent educator Deborah Wood will leada discussion from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Crofton Branch Library. Discussion will center around the book, "When Your Child DrivesYou Crazy," by Eda LeShan.
This is the first in a series of discussions on emotional health issues. The program is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Education Coalition and the library as part of a project to make information and materials available to the public on mental health issues.
For more information about the program or the coalition, call Maureen Hurney at 222-7124 or Deborah Wood at 757-1675.
Archbishop Keough Council, Knights of Columbus, will hold its annual Polka Hop at the Odenton Fire Hall Nov. 9. Traditional Polish food will be served from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., with dancing provided by the Tommy Thomas Trio from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Beer,set-ups, pretzels and chips will be included in the admission price of $16 per person. Patrons may BYOB. For tickets, call Jake Dill at 551-9425.
* Through May, the council will be serving $3.50 breakfasts in its home on Becknel Avenue from 8 a.m. until noon on the first Sunday of each month. The meals will be served buffet style.
Bingohas been resumed in the council home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Admission is $5.
The MacArthur Middle School PTSO is having a fund-raiser from Oct. 9 through Oct. 23. Students will be selling candy, cheese, fancy tins and calendars. All money raised will help purchase audio-visual equipment in preparation for the arrival of the sixth grade next year. Products will be delivered before Thanksgiving. For more information, call 672-3636.
Celebrate Christopher Columbus' discovery of America by skating from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781Piney Orchard Parkway in Odenton. If you have the day off, what better way to spend your afternoon than skating?
Adults who show theirwork identification cards will receive $1 off the $4 admission. Skate rental is $1.50. During October, all Tuesday public skate sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. are free.
For more information, call the rink at 672-7013.
The next meeting of the Western District Police Community Relations Council is set for 7:30 tonight at the district station, 8273 Telegraph Road in Odenton.
The guest speaker will be Sgt. Cecil Chaney, who will speak about the Western Team Police that he leads. Capt. Franklin Milholland will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have about law enforcement in your community.
Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, call 766-5150.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber ofCommerce will sponsor a free seminar, "Free Services Available to Your Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Woodland Job Corps Center, Route 198 in Laurel. The seminar is open to all businesses in Anne Arundel County and will cover services and resources at thecounty, state and federal levels.