The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee has scheduled meetings with the District 33 delegates to discuss bills that affect area businesses.
The purpose of the meetings is to relay the chamber's business concerns and to listen to the delegates' views on business-related bills.
The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, at Rick's Cafe in the Odenton Shopping Center. Del. Elizabeth Smith, R-Davidsonville, will be the speaker. All chamber members are welcome to attend.
The Piney Orchard Ice Arena is sponsoring an adult novice hockey program beginning Sunday, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Instructors during this six-week program will teach power-skating skills, individual team skills and game situations.
The program involves no checking and is recreational and instructional. Minimal equipment is required. The cost is $90.
For more information or a flier, call 672-7061, weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, will sponsor a six-week introductory course in Chinese brush painting from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 3 to Sept. 14.
Artist Mai Yu Green will teach the basic strokes used in this graceful art of painting on rice paper. This course is for beginners as well as experienced artists.
The course is free; however, students will be responsible for their supplies. The instructor will provide a supply list.
The center also will sponsor a three-session advocacy workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 5 and 12. Michael La Chance, a legislative liaison with the Maryland Office on Aging, will conduct this workshop.
La Chance will explain the legislative issues that affect senior citizens and stress that people's voices make a difference.
There is no fee for this workshop, but registration is required. For more information on either event, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.
The YWCA West County Family Support Center in Odenton is scheduled to open this week. The center will provide free services and transportation to young parents, ages 25 and under, to help them become self-sufficient.
The center is in need of the following items: a stove or range, refrigerator, washer and dryer, carpeting, a telephone, kitchen furnishings, toasters, coffee pots, a tea kettle, dishes, glasses, mugs, cups, cooking utensils, table utensils, trash cans, pots and pans, blackboards, six comfortable chairs for counseling rooms, a microwave, computers, electric typewriters, word processors, bulletin boards, a portable display board, pictures, posters, lamps, four desk chairs, potted plants, an aquarium, crib liners, curtains and curtain rods.
If you can donate any of these items, please call 551-2411.