State school superintendent to visit Arundel High WEST COUNTY--Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


January 05, 1993|By SUE HALLER

It's Day Five of the new year, and I haven't broken a single resolution.

Of course, I don't make them anymore, so I don't have any to break. How about you?


The Arundel Citizens Advisory Committee will play host to state school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Arundel High School to discuss the Maryland School Performance Program. Everyone in the Arundel feeder system is encouraged to attend.

For information, call Tom Frank, 261-6181.


The Care and Share Support Group, for parents of children ages 3 to 6, will meet on Thursday mornings for the next six weeks at the Anne Arundel Health Education Center in Annapolis.

The group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The organization gives parents a forum to share information and concerns about raising young children. Children can attend a supervised group with other youngsters.

The program is offered through the parents' resource center in Crofton, Parents and Children Together, 1657 Crofton Parkway.

For information or to register, call 721-7719.


Children with attention deficit disorders will meet at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14 at Crofton Elementary School, 1405 Duke of Kent Drive.

Parents, teachers, pediatricians and care-givers who deal with children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are welcome. Information: 721-5376 or 721-2468.


Here's a program that's for the birds, specifically the American kestrel and barn owl.

The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center North Tract Visitor Contact Station near Fort Meade will highlight those two birds as part of its monthly lecture series.

Naturalist Kerry Fitzpatrick of Watkins Nature Center will teach participants how to attract the kestrel and barn owl to their neighborhoods.

The program is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or directions, call (410) 674-3304, (301) 498-0471; TDD (410) 674-4625.


The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake is sponsoring a support group for children with cancer.

Kids With Cancer will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Effective Therapies, Priest Bridge Overlook, 2191 Defense Highway.

A group for the parents, led by Dr. Gene Seefeldt of the Center for Effective Therapies, will be held simultaneously.

For reservations or more information, call the Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake at 987-2129 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.


Beginning Feb. 2, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 73 will offer separate courses for power boaters and sailors.

Instruction is free. A nominal charge for textbooks and other course materials will be collected at registration. Both classes will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at Bowie High School. Registration will begin at 7 p.m.

For information, call 390-4762.


If you commute from Crofton, you know how tough the drive can be, sitting in traffic for what seems to be hours.

If you are looking for a better way to get from here to there, perhaps the county's new program to promote ride sharing -- "Don't Be An S.O.V." -- is for you.

A brochure aimed at drivers of a Single Occupancy Vehicle describes free car pool, van pool, and mass transit services. It also includes an application for a service that can match commuters who share similar home and work locations.

The pamphlet lists the location of the 17 park-and-ride lots and the commuter bus and rail lines that serve the county.

Call 222-RIDE for free car pool or mass transit information and assistance.

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