Don't panic if you see some of your friends and neighbors being carted off to jail today or tomorrow. The Mid-Arundel Unit of the American Cancer Society is arresting area citizens for its annual "Jail 'N' Bail" fund-raiser.
A mock jail will be set up at the Crofton Bowling Center, off Priest Bridge Road, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Those arrested will be jailed while they make phone calls to friends, relatives, neighbors, employers or employees to make bail, which will be set anywhere from $250 to $1,000.
All proceeds go to the society, for cancer research and outreach programs.
Bill Burlison will serve as toastmaster at the May 14 meeting of the Chesapeake Toastmasters Club. Speakers will be Jim Lauretti and Eric Smookler. Clay Heflebower will conduct the Table Topic Session.
Meetings are conducted in the banquet room of the True Pit Barbecue Restaurant in the Route 3 Shopping Center.
Meetings are at 7:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Visitors are welcome.
Call 721-1121 or 721-5655 for information.
The newly formed Greater Crofton Jaycees is co-sponsoring a prettiest baby contest to earn money for the group's community projects.
Babies must be under 2 years old.
To enter, submit a photo, no larger than 3 inches by 5 inches, of the child, with a check or money order made out to the Greater Crofton Jaycees for $5.
Entry forms are available at the Crofton K mart, co-sponsor of the contest, at Crofton Town Hall on Duke of Kent, or by calling Jaycees President Deborah Bogush at 721-2301.
Forms may be mailed to Greater Crofton Jaycees, P.O. Box 243, Davidsonville, 21035. Entries must be received by Saturday.
Residents will judge the prettiest baby by dropping pennies in slots under the babies' photos, which will be mounted on a billboard near the entrance to K mart.
The judging will be held May 15-25.
The Jaycees will award an assortment of prizes to the winner.
If you have the prettiest baby (and who out there doesn't think JTC they have the best baby in the world?), pick up a form and help out the Jaycees.
Do you need help in making a commitment to stop smoking? If so, come to the American Cancer Society's Fresh Start Classes, designed to help smokers kick the habit.
The free classes will be held at the society's Crofton office, starting at 7:30 p.m. May 13.
To register, call the society's office at 721-4304 or 261-6000.
St. Stephen's Church, 1110 St. Stephen's Church Road in Crownsville, will hold its annual spring dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. May 16.
The menu includes baked ham, turkey salad, parsleyed potatoes, vegetables, corn pudding, fruit mold, hot rolls and beverage.
The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-11.
Carry-out dinners will be available and home baked goods and plants will be for sale.
For more information, call 721-2881.
The Crofton Athletic Council has scheduled fall sports registration sessions for a soccer clinic, intramural soccer, boys and girls county soccer and county football on from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. May 30 and noon to 3 p.m. June 6 at Crofton Elementary on Duke of Kent.
Registration fees are $30 for soccer and $45 for football. The price will be $40 and $55 for any registrations received after July 22.
If you cannot make one of the walk-in registrations, you may mail the forms and fees to P.O. Box 3402, Crofton, 21114.
Because the CAC has had problems with sports commissioners or coaches taking registrations and failing to properly register these individuals, only the registrar can register and place individuals on teams this year.
All participants must be registered and have a waiver of liability for the 1992 season before being able to try out or practice for county teams.
For more information, call 261-0196.
* That old familiar sound of "Play ball!" once again fills the air.
Saturday turned out to be perfect for the first day of baseball for the Crofton Athletic Council.
If you get the chance one evening, go out to just about any of the area fields and find a game.
The surroundings may not be as as nice and new as Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but the fun is the same.
You will find T-ball games at Crofton Elementary, while the older kids play at Crofton Park.
If baseball is not your sport, but lacrosse is, you can find games over the next few weeks at Crofton Park or Crofton Middle School. Girls and some of the boys play Saturday, with the older boys playing Sunday.