If you are looking for a way to help some neighbors in need, why not consider becoming a volunteer for the American Cancer Society?
A volunteer opportunity night is planned from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the American Cancer Society office, 1041 Route 3 North in Gambrills (across from Shoreline Seafood).
Food and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers can set their schedules for most projects. Some of the volunteer opportunities include assisting with health fairs; becoming a public speaker on cancer education; assisting in benefit golf tournaments; working at the resale shop; and driving cancer patients to treatments.
If interested, call the society at (410) 721-4304 or (410) 793-3989.
The Crofton Chesapeake Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the True Pit Barbecue Restaurant on Route 3. Mickey Prosser will be the toastmaster.
The speakers are club president Jim Golato of Crofton and Hans Allender of Millersville. Table Topics Master will be Tom McCabe of Bowie. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month. The club is open to people interested in improving speaking skills.
Information: 721-0595 or 621-7302.
The Crofton Runners will conduct its monthly five-miler and two-miler at 8 a.m. Saturday at Crofton Park on Davidsonville Road. All runners are invited to attend.
Information: (410) 721-0595, (301) 621-7302 or (202) 488-8595.
The first five finishers in the men's July event were John Kirkpatrick of Bowie, Bill Egan of Bowie, Pat Williams of Laurel, Mike Ferguson of Fort Washington and Peter Ferrigno of Crofton.
Age group winners were Derek Ammons of Glen Burnie in the 30-39 age group; John Fay of Bowie, 40-49; Jerry Van Winter of Silver Spring, 50-59; and John Mulqueen of Bowie, 60-69.
The top three women's finishers were Julie Hunt of Washington, Ann Adelson of College Park and Gerry Stewart of Bowie. The winners of the men's and women's two-miler were Howard Rathbun of Bethesda and Linda Shenos of Davidsonville.
The Crofton Library has planned three sessions of the popular Storytime for preschoolers beginning in September.
Children ages 3 to 6 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks beginning Sept. 22. The group for 2-year-olds will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 23. An evening session for 2- to 6-year-olds will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 22.
The library also is having two exhibits. This month, children's books from the 1940s are on display, courtesy of Crofton resident Diane Gallow. In September, library staff member Bob Lizotte will display his wood animals.
Information: 222-7915 or 261-3909.
The Crofton Chamber of Commerce will have its next business networking meeting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Crofton Convalescent Center. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Bring business cards or promotional materials for about 25 people and be prepared to give a three-minute presentation on your company's products and services. Reservations: 721-9131.
The Crofton Kiwanis Club has a variety of events for the next few weeks. The group's family pool party is scheduled for 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Bring a favorite dish to share. Space is limited, so make reservations by calling Sharon Titcomb, 261-6542 or 721-2225.
The club is planning a family night at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 24 to see the Bowie Baysox play the New Britain Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. The club has reserved a block of 50 tickets, which will be sold for $6 each.
The club also is gearing up for the Aug. 26-29 Capital District meeting in Wilmington, Del. Club member Dave Espie is running for district governor.