Branch 9017 of the Aid Association for Lutherans is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner to benefit the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NEON), from 2 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third and Beach streets in Chelsea Beach.
The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. Menu items will include pasta, sauce, meatballs, salad with dressing, garlic bread, dessert and beverages.
For more details, call Annie Webb at 360-8552 or Georgia Bernhardt at 437-5136.
Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, will have its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Shop for crafts, holiday gifts, jewelry, food, homemade baked goodies and more. Proceeds will be used for a furnace for the church sanctuary.
For information, call 437-0776.
The Gibson Island Country School will hold its annual Marketfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 on the school grounds, at the end of Mountain Road near the Gibson Island gatehouse. Shoppers can browse the treasure room for furniture, toys, games and books.
For the kids, there will be pony rides, games with prizes and face painting. The Oriole Bird will appear from 10 a.m. to noon for pictures. Please bring your own camera.
For more details, call 255-5370.
The Jacobsville Elementary School PTA, 3801 Mountain Road, will offer a program on stress-free homework at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Principal Wayne Miller will explain homework guidelines and procedures, discuss the expected amount of homework per grade level, and explain when parents should contact teachers about homework problems.
"Next to parent interest, establishing communication between parents and teachers is one of our most important goals," Miller said.
Counselor Carlyn Keenen will present ideas on reducing homework stress, tips on establishing a daily routine and techniques for problem-solving. She also will share information from the "Homework Without Tears" handbook.
"Basically, as parents, we want to know how much [homework], how long should it take and when to call if there's a problem," PTA President Jane Reidy said. "Our program should answer those questions."
The Chesapeake Women's Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Eastern District Police Station, 3700 Mountain Road.
Guest speaker Paul Foer of the Anne Arundel County Environmental Coalition will present a program on the environmental condition of the Chesapeake Bay.
If you dine on pizza, devour doughnuts, ice skate, bowl, read or buy flowers, a discount could be yours if you have the Consumer Cash Card. The card, accepted at several local businesses, is the latest fund-raiser offered by the George Fox Music Boosters Association to help raise money for the school's chorus, orchestra and band. The card costs $5 and is good for one year.
Students in the concert band, orchestra and honors chorus will be attending a music festival next spring in Williamsburg, Va.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road, will welcome its new community counselor, Dr. Juliet Goozh, at a reception after the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.
She will offer counseling services for individuals, families and groups Monday afternoons and evenings and on Saturdays at the church.