Don't be surprised if, sometime in the near future, you hear our local language spoken with a Spanish accent. The speakers will no doubt be from Senior Girl Scout Troops 774 or 1126, just back from a service trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Twelve 14- and 15-year-olds who attend Severna Park and Archbishop Spalding high schools and Severn River Middle School are in Mexico right now, helping to refurbish a local preschool.
Troop 774 leader Jackie Berger says the girls have worked for a year to earn money for the eight-day international gathering. They are working alongside scouts from the U.S. and Latin America.
Berger, co-leader Nancy Hoffman and Troop 1126 leader JoAnn Daniels are accompanying the seniors.
Eight junior high students from St. John the Evangelist School have been accepted into the Talented and Gifted Summer Program at the Naval Academy.
Conducting "Experiments in Physics" will be Rosemary Asquind, daughter of Richard and Anne Asquind, and Michael Wells, son of Robert and JoAnn Wells.
Learning "The Magic of Chemistry" will be Michael Moore, son of Doug and Anne Moore, and Christopher Kelly, son of George and Lois Kelly.
Studying "Computer Graphics and Fractals" will be Anna Swartwood, daughter of Linda and Dan Swartwood; Thomas Hartka, son of Tom and Mary Ann Hartka; Sarah Wheet, daughter of Kimball and Margo Wheet, and Jimena Luna, daughter of Renee and Juan Luna.
Vacation Church School for 3-year-olds through sixth graders is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 2 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road. Information:
Call your destination before venturing out on July 5. Several businesses and organizations are taking that day off in recognition of Independence Day. Anne Arundel Community College will be closed, as well as the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop.
* The Discovery Shop has summer all planned. Linens and housewares are on sale from July 3-10, jewelry from July 10-17.
The shop will celebrate its fourth birthday from July 17-23, and from July 24-31 all summer stock is 30 percent off. The store will be closed on Monday, Aug. 9 to change over to fall merchandise.
The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake is sponsoring a support group for adults who have lost a loved one. Meeting weekly at the hospice office, the free group begins at 7 p.m. July 6 and continues through Aug. 10.
Registration is requested by July 2. Information: 987-2129.
If you'd like an opportunity to discuss Republican politics, join others of similar persuasion at a weekly continental breakfast, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Magic Dish Restaurant.
Or you could try the Elephant Club Dinner, set for 7 p.m. July 27. County Executive Robert Neall will be the featured speaker.
For more information on either the dinner or the Thursday Republican Breakfast Club, call Walter Sexton at 647-1662.