Odenton Fifth-graders To Share Dare Experiences

Neighbors/Odenton, Ft. Meade, Gambrills

January 29, 1992|By Vicki Wellford

The fifth-graders at Odenton Elementary will take part in a special graduation ceremony tomorrow night.

Sixty-four students participated in the 16-week Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, and at 7 they'll share what they've learned with their parents and other community members.

The graduates will present a musical about drugs and the importance of not becoming a user. It also will provide advice on ways to help end this problem.

An officer from the county Police Department will be on hand to assist in the graduation and answer questions.

For more information, call the school at 674-7093.

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The newly elected Chapelgate Community Association executive board and board of directors will take the oath of office at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Waugh Chapel Elementary.

The new officers are: Connie Kinnick, president; Frank Hood, vice president; Gini Smith, recording secretary; Joni Lindsey, corresponding secretary; and Linda Gardiner, treasurer. The directors are: Denise Evangelista, Jennifer Hood, Carol Lester, Anne Martin, and Kelley Stiffle as alternate.

The association also will be honoring several hard-working community members. Several door prizes will be awarded, including a dinner for two. Child care will be available for a fee of $2 per child.

To donate a dessert or snack item, or for more information about the meeting, call Louise Warrington, 551-0252.

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If you like to reminisce about the "good old days," here's your chance.

The Odenton Heritage Society will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Odenton Library to talk over the old times and listen to stories and anecdotes from those who grew up in the area or have lived there for a long time.

Membership in the organization isnot required to attend this meeting.

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The Odenton Presbyterian Church is starting Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 2 at the OdentonElementary School.

Two adult education classes will be offered inconjunction with Sunday school. The Rev. Winslow Shaw, pastor emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, will teach a four-week course on Presbyterianism.

The Rev. Shaw will lead the class in a discussion on the history and theology of the church and on reformed Presbyterian theology in general. The introductory class will be taught on the four Sundays in February.

Tim Stern will lead New Members Class II, a six-week introduction to church membership, with the opportunity to help design the new church. Topics will include: faith journeys, history of the Odenton church, music, commitment, stewardship, mission, education, baptism and communion.

For more informationon these classes, call the church office at 674-6400.

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The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Connection from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, at the Cambridge Commons Recreation Center, 2100 Blue Water Blvd., in Odenton.

A display of environmental and recycled products and resources will be featured at information booths.

A new-member briefing will precede the BusinessConnection, starting at 4:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.

The cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations, call 672-3422 by Feb. 11.

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The Faith Community Church in Gambrills is sponsoring a Sweetheart's Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the church hall.

This dinner will be prepared by the men of the congregation, and there will be a musical presentation by Anabel.

Tickets are $15 per couple.

For information, call the church, 672-3698.

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The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, will sponsor a care-givers support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at the center.

Karen Maccabee, Alzheimer's disease coordinator at Meridian Heritage, will give participants ideas on daily activities and care for those with Alzheimer's disease. Preregistration is required.

The February birthday party is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Lunch reservations must be made by Feb. 4.

For reservations or information, call the center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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