Dennis McGugan, son of Walt and Margaret McGugan, recently passed his next-to-last hurdle to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout by completing a beautification project at the Odenton Health Center.
The project, which was begun in October and finished last month, consisted of planting bushes and trees, constructing an area for plants, and boxing in sidewalks.
McGugan, from Troop 769, received help from Scouts Jeff Buddle, Luke Neiswander, Duane McKee, Greg Moffit, Kenneth Seavey, Kevin Seavey, Mike Vanlandingham and Scot Kendall, plus fathers Jack Buddle, Bob Seavey, Walt McGugan, Bob Wirt, Steve Kendall and Scoutmaster John Richardson.
All McGugan needs to do now is pass the review board to attain one of Scouting's highest honors.
David Thomas Dyjack, son of Matthew and Kathie Dyjack of Odenton, recently received his master's degree in public health from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He graduated with honors and was named to the Phi Kappa Phi honors society.
After graduation, Dyjack attended the 1992 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Boston, where he presented a case study on "Characterization of Worker Exposures During Fire Clean-Ups."
He is currently at the Beijing Medical University in China for eight weeks as a visiting scholar, at the invitation of the Chinese government.
Upon his return, he has accepted the position of assistant professor at Loma Linda University in California.
Master storyteller Marc Spiegel will perform original stories, poems and songs at 2 and 3 p.m. July 15 at the Odenton Branch Library, 1270 Odenton Road.
Spiegel's story-telling show, one of the events in the library's Summer Reading program, is free and open to preschoolers and children entering grades one through six.
Advance registration is not required for the hour-long show, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spiegel has performed off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center and the Wolf Trap Theater.
The P.C. Users Computer Group of the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, will sponsor an eight-session workshop under the direction of office automation specialist Carl Pogar, titled "Introduction to Microcomputers."
The workshop will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. July 8-Aug. 26 at the center. Seniors 55 and older are welcome to attend the workshop.
The program is free, and a workshop manual will be available for $5.
Advance registration is required.
For more information, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.
Vacation Bible School at Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 12-17. The theme is "Festival! Worship with Jesus, Worship Today." There will be classes for all ages, including adults.
Macedonia United Methodist Church will be participating with Nichols Bethel again this year.
For additional information, call Betty Carrier at 841-5133.