Candidates are sought for county school board WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

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January 26, 1993|By SUE HALLER

Call the Crofton Civic Association if you're interested in running for an at-large seat on the county Board of Education that will be up for grabs this year. In the past, the association's board of directors has endorsed Board of Education candidates.

The association also is looking for residents to represent the tax district at the School Board Nominating Convention, which meets annually to send a list of school board candidates to the governor for his consideration. The association must turn in its list of candidates by March 18.

For more information, call Marcia Richards at 721-2301.

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The visitors' station at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's North Tract needs volunteers. The tract was once part of Fort Meade. People who enjoy dealing with the public and have some spare time are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, call Patty Nagel at 674-4625.

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The Crofton Athletic Council is planning a Fall Soccer Tournament Sept. 11-19. Volunteers are needed to be groundskeepers, referees and concession booth workers. If interested, call tournament director Mary Courtney at (301) 261-0471, or write to the CAC, P.O. Box 3402, Crofton, Md. 21114.

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The Crofton Association of Retired Persons will begin its 21st year at a new location, the Bowie Elks Lodge on Route 450. The next meeting is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The guest speaker will be Ann Marie Remillard, director of the O'Malley Senior Center, who will talk about activities available there. Lunch will be served.

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Parents and Children Together Inc., a nonprofit parenting center, is offering a seven-week Early Childhood STEP class beginning at 7:30 p.m. today at 1657 Crofton Parkway in Crofton. This class is helpful for parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Some of the planned topics are child development, practical discipline, communication strategies and ways to build self-esteem. To register, call (410) 721-7719.

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The nonprofit International Education Forum still needs a few host families for French students who will visit Crofton April 8-16. They will participate in two full-day excursions and one half-day activity. The visit coincides with spring vacation in county public schools. For more information, call 721-6648.

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The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Bowie City Hall. Charles Bender will present a video, entitled "How to Grow and Nurture Seedlings," followed by a demonstration by club members on how to raise seedlings without a greenhouse. Visitors are welcome.

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month. A plant exchange and door prize follows each meeting.

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Looking for a fun activity to do with your children? The Crofton library's Storytime may be just what you're looking for.

The program is scheduled for Thursdays from Feb. 11 to March 18. Two-year-olds will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. An evening Storytime for children ages 2-6 is planned for 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 10 to March 17, and March 31. The programs offer stories, songs and activities.

No registration is needed. Parents or caregivers must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds.

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