Seeing first robin means fairs are sure to follow


March 10, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

I saw my first robin yesterday, a sure sign spring is near. Another sign is the fresh crop of fairs.

* On Wednesday, more than 100 colleges and universities will tempt high school students with their unique educational opportunities between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's annual College Fair.

The fair, sponsored by AACC and the county's secondary schools, is free and will be held in Jenkins Gymnasium.

Three workshops -- minority strategies, choosing the right college and financing college -- will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Representatives will be on hand to talk about careers in the military, art, food marketing, broadcasting, the pharmaceutical industry and other fields.

Information: 541-2246. To request accommodations, call the Disabled Student Services Coordinator at least 72 hours in advance at 541-2307 or TDD 544-0863.

* The work of more than 50 artisans will be displayed at the second annual craft fair held by the Severna Park Kiwanis Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall.

"Everything we earn goes back into the community," said Jack Feick, club spokesman.

Bello Machre, Crownsville Hospital Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake, the Partners in Care Program at North Arundel Hospital, SPAN and the YMCA are some of the organizations that will benefit from the craft fair.

Information: 544-2833.

* AACC's Health Fair '94 gives all a chance to collect health information and have a health screening.

Co-sponsored by the county Health Department, the fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria.

Screenings for blood pressure, feet, glaucoma, height and weight, oral cancer, pulmonary function, vision and hearing, posture and sickle cell anemia are free. Pre-registration is required for free exams for breast cancer and Pap smears for cervical cancer. Call 541-2480 to register.

A blood chemistry and cardiac risk profile is $26. You must fast for 12 hours prior to the test. A complete blood count is $4; hemoglobin count is $3. Blood tests are performed by the Maryland Medical Laboratory.

The screenings will be done by students and faculty from the College of Allied Health and independent physicians and professionals.

Information: 541-2218.


The Hospice of the Chesapeake Auxiliary invites you to one of the best shindigs of the season, the annual St. Patrick's Day party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Singing, dancing and an Irish buffet will make this an evening to be enjoyed. There will be Irish step and Ceili dancers, and music provided by Wise.

Dress is casual.

For reservations, contact B.J. Fulmer-Davis at 544-8139.


If you'd like to bring a little spring indoors, stop by the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in the DiDonato Plaza on Ritchie Highway from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Flower experts from Benfield Florist will put together springtime centerpieces, one of which will be raffled off to a lucky winner.

Raffle tickets are $1 and will be on sale Saturday. Baskets and other decorative items also will be sold.

The Discovery Shop also needs a little help running things. Volunteers are wanted for three hours a week, especially Saturday mornings or afternoons. The shop's shelves also could use your donations of used clothing and accessories.

Proceeds benefit cancer research, patient services and public education. The shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 544-0568.


Saturday is the deadline to register for Temple Beth Shalom's Passover Seder, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27.

Information: 647-4865.

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