Odenton Elementary School is preparing to celebrate its 100th birthday with a party on April 25.
At 11 a.m., the school will kick off an afternoon full of fun and activities. Carnival games, continuous entertainment, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and nachos are just some of the things that will be available.
Tours of the newly renovated school will be provided, a flag willbe presented and a time capsule will be sealed.
The fourth- and fifth-graders are participating in a logo contest.
Volunteers are needed for the planning and execution of this event. The next centennial celebration meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 19.
MacArthur Middle School, on the grounds of Fort Meade, recognized the winners of its Science Fair at an awards ceremony Feb. 18.
Each project was judged a minimum of six times by volunteerjudges, including members of the community, Anne Arundel Community College instructors and environmentalists and scientists from MarylandEnvironmental Services and the state Department of Natural Resources.
In the category Medicine and Health Chemistry, BioChemistry, thewinners were seventh-graders Christina Wagner (first place), TheresaSmedley (second place) and Julia Stafford (third place). Eighth-grade winners were Danielle Lenhard, Robert Parker and Glenn Garcia.
In the Physics and Engineering category, the seventh-grade winners were Steven Forte, Kimberly Militch and Laura Smith. Eighth-grade winners were Kara Motonaga, Christine Honaker and Mark Goss.
In the Environmental Earth and Space category, seventh-grade winners were Lisa Woods, Jennifer Medicus and Jessie Booker.
In the category Botany, Microbiology/Zoology, seventh-grade winners were Jennifer Riddle, Matthew Nein and Joseph Kalinowski. Eighth-grade winners were Heather Teitelbaum, Krystal Evans and Jason Friday.
The Retired Officers' Wives Club "Spring Fling" will be at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.
The theme is "Yesteryears -- From the Twenties to the Present." The cost is $22.50 per person. For more information, call chairwoman Norma Thompson, 987-4868.
The county public library system is asking children to "Link Up for Library Week" by decorating library branches with colorful paper reading chains.
Each time a child reads a book between March 5 and April 11, he or she should write down the title, author and his or her name and phone number on a colorful strip of paper. Strips are available at library branches or can be made at home.
Children can color the strips with a scene or character from the book. They should bring finished strips to their local public library branch before April 11 and drop theminto the Library Week box.
During National Library Week, April 5-11, the strips will be turned into colorful chains, signifying the important link between children and books. Participants have a chance to win free pizza at Pizza Hut, free bowling at Fair Lanes, a pass to the Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis or a round of miniature golf at the Severna Park Golf Center.
At the end of National Library Week, the chains will be measured, the links will be counted and the results of children's reading efforts will be displayed in branches through May 11.
Last year, participants read more than 6,000 books during the month-long event, contributing enough strips to make a chain 1,417 feet long.
For more information, contact the Odenton Branch, 222-6277, or Provinces Branch, 222-6280.
The Tuesday Republican Breakfast Club of District 4 will meet at 7:30 a.m. March 10 at Kaufmann's Tavern in Gambrills.
The guest speaker will be Delegate Marsha Perry of District 33. For more information, contact Wes Saunders at 923-6729.