The Child Development Center's annual Fun Fair at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be clowns, balloons, games and prizes, face painting, a magic show, and hot dogs, sodas and baked goods to sustain your energy. From 11 a.m. to noon enjoy pony rides.
Proceeds support the school.
For more information, call 647-2550.
If you're new to this area and would like to meet other involved, friendly women, look no further than Severna Park Newcomers.
During the school year, Newcomers holds a monthly general meeting and luncheon. This month's meeting is on May 20 at Carrol's Creek Waterfront Restaurant in Annapolis.
The social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch.
For more information on the luncheon or the club, call Barbara Obenchain at 647-9294.
The business cards of Severna Park United Methodist's Rev. Warren Ebinger and his wife, Mary, should read, "Have mission, will travel."
Back from an April trip to Alaska, where they led a marriage retreat for pastors and spouses in the Alaska Missionary Conference, they had just enough time to unpack their mukluks, when off they went again -- this time as delegates to the 1992 United Methodist General Conference in Louisville, Ky.
The conference, held every four years, convenes to determine governing policy for all United Methodists.
For the 14th year, May has been designated Better Speech and Hearing Month, says Sandi Szuba, speech therapist at Jones Elementary School.
She reminds us to prevent hearing loss by not exposing ourselves to harmful, loud noise (columnist's translation: rock concerts).
On Tuesday, June 2, Hospice of the Chesapeake, formerly Arundel Hospice, begins a support group for people trying to bring their lives back to normalcy after having lost a loved one.
Meetings are 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 7. The group is free, but enrollment is limited. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 27.
For more information, call 987-2129.
Three students from St. John the Evangelist School have been selected to participate in a summer program sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Seventh-graders Amy Chao, daughter of Shan and Paul Chao; Julia Osborne, daughter of Rosalie and Jim Osborne; and Sarah Zinkand, daughter of Lisa Zinkand, will spend two weeks studying the biology, geology, physics and industries of the bay from Baltimore to Smith Island.
Sixteen St. John students won recognition at this year's countywide science fair at Broadneck High School. Prizes for the competition, which was open to all Anne Arundel County public and private secondary schools, were presented by the county, private industry and the military.
Robert Zebrowski won first place in chemistry, electro-chemical society, and a chemistry award from the Electro-magnetic Compatibility Analysis Center IT Research Institute.
In physics, Jennifer Moore won first-place awards from the county and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. Sean Sipple won a first in animal and life sciences. Gabe Poggi took a first in biochemistry and microbiology.
Danielle Kotova's botany project won a first from ECAC ITRI and a second-place award from the county. Patrick Dunn won a second in earth and space, and a second for earth science from ECAC ITRI.
Michael Cumberledge's biochemistry and microbiology project earned a county second, a second from ECAC ITRI and the American Society of Microbiology Junior Award.
Karl Bieberich and Joseph McColgan won second-place awards in environmental science, and awards and books from the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
Melissa Daniels won a third place in environmental science, and Tanner Almon came in third in math, physics and engineering.
Receiving honorable mentions were: Michael Peyton in zoology, Todd Brusnigham in biochemistry and microbiology, Amy Sledgeski in earth and space sciences and engineering, Michael Larsen in physics, and Jim Frazetti in animal and life sciences. Jim also won a second in zoology from ECAC ITRI.
Here's a rewarding experience for your kids: Read books this summer and be eligible for big prizes.
Chester, the library dog, invites school-age and preschool children to join the CREW (Curious Readers Exploring the
World), the county library reading program planned from June 15 to July 24 at the Severna Park branch.
Each participant will be eligible for prize drawings at the end of the six-week program.
Prizes include tickets to Busch Gardens, the Baltimore Zoo, Wild World and the Capital Children's Museum. Also, passes to Fair Lanes bowling, pizza at Chuck E Cheese, Slurpee coupons from Eleven, Frosty coupons from Wendy's, and cookie coupons from Fuddruckers. (Mom won't have to cook for a week).
Each week, there will be a special event: Bob Brown Puppets, Michael the Magician, master storyteller Marc Spiegel, John Taylor's "Get Loose With Mother Goose," a science show and a visit by "Chadwick the Crab" author Priscilla Cummings.
For more information, call 222-6290.