The Odenton Heritage Society will celebrate its second birthday 10 a.m. today at the Odenton branch library.
Members will explain whatthe society has been going and what they are planning. No guest speaker is planned, as this is a day for celebration.
If you're thinking that you read this in last week's column, you're right. I made a mistake and got my Wednesdays mixed up. So if you wanted to attend but thought you missed it, you have another chance. Membership is not required to attend this event or any meeting of thesociety.
The Chapelgate Community Association will have a brief business meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department.
After the meeting, 12 to 15 independent dealers willbe there to sell last-minute Christmas gifts. Receive a discount by showing your Chapelgate membership card.
Refreshments and door prizes will be available, so bring a friend to share in the festivities.For more information, call 674-4810.
The community association will have its Christmas party for the adult community from 7 to 11 p.m.Dec. 8 at Jim's Hideaway.
The cost will be $18 per person, which includes an open buffet and entertainment by Looney Tunes. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 674-4810, 674-4794 or 551-0252.
The Piney OrchardIce Arena is sponsoring two special "Toys for Tots" skating sessions8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 and 13 at 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton.
"Toys for Tots" provides needy children with toys that are new and unused. Marines from the metropolitan area are collecting toys for 127 area organizations that provide social services for families.
Last year, the number of donations for "Toys for Tots" was below normal, and the Marines are trying hard this year to surpass last year's donations.
During the two skating sessions, participants who bring in new, unwrapped gifts will receive a dollar off their admission price and will be eligible to win prizes provided by the Washington Capitals.
A representative from the Marine Corps will attend the publicsessions to answer any questions. For more information or directions, call 672-7013.
Friends of Hispanics Inc. at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton will be selling Christmas trees and fresh greens starting after Thanksgiving.
Fifty percent of the profits will go to support the social programs offered through the ministry of the Rev. Miquel Vilar, the missionary for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
The trees and greens are delivered fresh-cut from North Carolina. Christmas items from Central America will be available.
For more information, call the church office at 674-8819. The Epiphany Episcopal Church is two blocks off Route 175 at Morgan Road.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Nevamar Corp. will sponsor a seminar called "Time Management," from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.
Topics include irrational and rational beliefs about time, identifying time-wasters, stress, establishing priorities, setting limits, and developing new habits.
The cost is $7.50 for chamber members and $10 for non-members. Reservationsare required by Dec. 5 and can be made by calling the chamber officeat 672-3422.
The art students at the O'Malley Senior Center will exhibit their works at the Arundel Center, Annapolis during the month of December.
The public is invited to a "Meet the Artist" reception 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the senior center, 1275 Odenton Road.
Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.