Community college expects 12,000 students CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

NEIGHBORS

August 19, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Thirty-two years ago next month, the county began offering college-level courses at Severna Park High School in the evening.

The program was so popular that in April of 1966, after several years of land acquisition and planning, construction of a campus began at a 230-acre site bordering College Parkway.

When the fall semester begins Aug. 30, more than 12,000 students are expected to attend the county's most popular center of higher education: Anne Arundel Community College.

The newest addition to the Arnold campus is the Allied Health and Public Services Classroom Building, expected to open next spring. Connected to the campus by a pedestrian bridge that spans a deep, wooded ravine, the building also will be accessible by an entrance on Ritchie Highway next to the Big Vanilla.

In addition to its undergraduate program, the college offers a year-round calendar of events for the community. More than 20 free exhibits, support groups and talks are planned for September. For a complete calendar, call 541-2341.

* The college's Career Development Center presents its final job interview workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. Register by calling 541-2202.

* Residents may send their children to kindergarten at the Child Development and Resource Assistance Center. The center offers full- and part-time child care for the youngsters of students, faculty, staff and, now, community members.

There are 15 openings in the morning kindergarten class, as well as openings for 3- and 4-year-olds. Children must be 5 by Dec. 31 for kindergarten.

Class begins Aug. 30. For information, call 541-2450.

* Auditions for the musical "Cabaret" are scheduled at 7 p.m., Sept. 13 and 14, in the Pascal Center.

The cast for the Moonlight Troopers' production calls for four males, three females and a large ensemble, and all roles are open says director Robert E. Kaufmann.

Information: 541-2457.

* Registered nurses planning to return to work may enroll in a once-a-year, noncredit refresher course this fall.

The RN refresher begins Sept. 13 and will not be offered again until the fall of 1994. The licensed practical nurse refresher course will be offered in the spring of 1994.

A free open house for RNs is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 1, in the Johnson Building, room 200. Call Donna Bruce at 541-2461.

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Children ages 6 and up, who have a family member or friend with a terminal illness, may join a support group from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 14 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 26.

Sponsored by the Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake, the group will help children who are having a difficult time expressing their fears.

The group will meet at the hospice office on Veterans Highway in Millersville.

Information: 987-2129.

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Thanks to the work of the Greater Severna Park Council, and President Pat Troy and Vice President Ellen McGee-Keller, the MTA has reconsidered plans for the No. 210 bus serving Severna Park and will reinstate service.

The last bus from Baltimore to this area will leave at 6 p.m. For more information, call 539-5000.

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Fall house cleaning usually produces a pile of unwanted articles. Local organizations can put them to good use.

* The American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop sells clothing, jewelry and small furnishings. All donations are tax deductible and can be brought to the shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday (Closed Labor Day).

Proceeds from the shop help pay for cancer education, patient services and research.

For information, call 544-0568.

* Take your unwanted books to the Safeway on Benfield Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 11 or Oct. 9. The local chapter of the American Association of University Women needs them for its annual book sale, this year on Nov. 5, 6 and 7. The AAUW uses money for scholarships to local students.

For details, call 647-6232.

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