Odenton Elementary School will be celebrating its 100th birthday Saturday.
The school, first established as an academy in 1892, will begin its celebration at 11 a.m. with a special ceremony honoring the oldest alumnus. A special plaque and a time capsule are to be placed in the courtyard, marking the school's rededication to another 100 years of educational achievement.
Among the special guests will be County Councilman David Boschert, Del. Elizabeth S. Smith, Del. Marsha Perry, and school board members Nancy Gist and Tom Twombly. Denise Nooe, from U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office, will present the school with a special award.
A special Centennial Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local businesses and community service organizations will feature exhibits; stilt-walker Joe Vrzalik and Nancy Gordon will perform hand-balancing; andSparky the Fire Dog, Smokey the Bear and McGruff the crime-fighting dog will be among the entertainers.
Guests will also enjoy home-baked goods, pizza, hot dogs and Jim's Hideaway Pit Beef Barbecue. There will be games for everyone, a moonwalk and a trading card van.
Odenton Elementary School is located at 1290 Odenton Road.
TheOdenton Heritage Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. April 29 at the Odenton Library. Slated for discussion will be the BankBuilding Project. The society recently purchased the building, whichhoused Odenton's first bank in 1917, as a home for the society and ahistorical museum to exhibit collections of Odenton's past.
Upcoming society events include the Flower Mart, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at the Odenton Shopping Center; A Dessert Sampler, from 7 to 9 p.m. May 19 at the Piney Orchard Community Center; and the annual Ice Cream Social June 7 at Epiphany Episcopal Church.
Congratulations to the following students from MacArthur Middle School who won awards in the 1992 Anne Arundel County Science and Engineering Fair. MacArthur had more award-winners than any other county school.
The eighth-grade winners were:
Wendy Altshuler, who earned second placein the physics category, winning a $100 savings bond from ChesapeakeRoost of Old Crows and a certificate from the Optical Society.
Chrysanthemum Edwards, who was awarded third place in environmental science and an Optical Society certificate.
Susan Fink, who earned anhonorable mention in environmental science.
Kara Motonga, who wona special NASA award.
Robert Parker, who was awarded second placein chemistry and a special award from the National Association of Corrosion.
Jessica Sebald, who won first place in biochemistry and aspecial award from the American Microbiology Society.
Heather Teitelbaum, who earned third place in animal and life sciences.
Cheryl Wheeler, who was awarded honorable mention in animal and life sciences.
Evan Williamson, who won honorable mention in biochemistry.
The seventh-grade winners were:
Steven Forte, who won a certificate from the Energy Society.
Joseph Kalinowski, who earned third place in botany.
Kimberly Militch, who won second place in math, physics and engineering and the NSA award in engineering.
Allen Ray,who earned an honorable mention in math, physics and engineering.
Laura Smith, who won second place in math, physics and engineering.
Julia Stafford, who was awarded first place in chemistry and a special award from the Periodical Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Chrissy Wagner, who won second place in chemistry.
Jason Melody, who was awarded an honorable mention in math and physics.
The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club's monthly luncheon is set for11 a.m. May 5 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. Leisure Time Granddads, a barbershop quartet, will present a program. The quartet was founded in 1989 to provide daytime entertainment to those who need a musical lift. Since its founding, the group has performed more than 100 times. In October 1991, the group was crowned District Senior QuartetChampions. It was also named among the international finalists in the Senior Quartet Contest in California.
The cost of the luncheon cost is $7. Reservations can be made by contacting Mae Hudson at 720-1085 by noon, April 30.
The Tuesday Republican Breakfast Club of District Four will meet at 7:30 a.m. April 28 at Kaufmann's Tavernin Gambrills. The guest speaker will be Mary Rose, clerk of the Circuit Court. For more information, call 923-6729.
The United Methodist Women from Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church will sponsor a Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside the church parking lot, weather permitting. Tables can be rented for $10 each. The UMW will have a white elephant table, bake table and a book table.
Donations for UMW tables can be brought to the church. Contact Lauretta Martin at 490-2826 or Carolyn Cooper at 674-6145 to reserve a table.