Happy New Year!
Of course, with the new year comes the New Year'sresolution you made that will be broken. You know the ones I mean --lose weight, stop smoking, be nicer to everyone.
With this New Year, I look forward to serving you, the Crofton Community. This is your column, and I need you to keep me informed. I can be contacted at the number above.
Nominations are still being accepted for the 13th annual County Executive Physical Fitness Awards.
Several citizens will be selected for their contribution to the advancement of fitness and health. A candidate must be a current resident of Anne Arundel County who contributed to the advancement offitness and health in one or more of the following categories: health, wellness, youth sports, sports safety and physical education.
With all of the people in the community who are involved in youth sports programs, you may just know someone who deserves to be nominated. So take a minute, rack your brain and come up with someone.
Nomination forms are available at county libraries and must be received by Jan. 15. The mailing address is: Anne Arundel County Commission on Physical Fitness, P.O. Box 2030, Annapolis, 21404.
For more information, call Bonnie Ulrich at 757-5769.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is recruiting volunteers for the Friendly Visitors Program.
This program offers home-bound seniors the opportunity to form new friendships with caring volunteers from their community. Training and support are provided.
For information, call the Department of Aging's Friendly Visitors Program at 222-7011.
Startoff the New Year right and help keep at least one New Year's resolution by joining one of the American Cancer Society's FreshStart classes.
The classes are designed to help smokers kick the habit. The free classes will be at the society's Crofton office starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.
For information, call 721-4304 or 261-6000.
The Crofton Scrabble Club suspended play in early December with HaroldVernon of Bowie and Katherine Dougherty of Millersville ready to play in the Experts Crown Hen. Play resumes at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Genie McGarry of Mitchellville and Lisa Clark of Glen Burnie are the twofinalists in the intermediate class. The club meets at the Crofton Country Club Kiwanis Club activity room.
New players are always welcome.
For more information, call 721-0595 or 261-6031.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Reidel Road in Crofton.
For information, call 267-8952.
PACT (Parents and Children Together) has announced its winter schedule of workshops for parents and children. PACT is a non-profit family resource center operating under thedirection of parents and helping professionals dedicated to promoting quality family life through effective parenting.
PACT offers a program of education and support for families going through a wide range of experiences, as well as information and resources to help parents solve problems with confidence and gain a sense of control over their lives.
A weekly support and discussion group for new and expectant parents begins Monday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1657 Crofton Parkway and Friday, Jan. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Anne Arundel Health Education Center in Annapolis.
Parents will discuss the emotional and practical aspects of raising an infant from birth to 8 months. Topics may include adjustments for new parents, sleeping and feeding concerns. Infants are welcome.
To register or formore information, call 721-7719.
A young preschooler support and discussion group, for parents of children 18 months to 3 years, will meet Monday mornings beginning Jan. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for eightweeks at 1657 Crofton Parkway.
Children will enjoy supervised group play with their peers. To register, call 721-7719 or you may pick up a registration form at local libraries.
Have a safe New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year.