Church seeks volunteers to teach skills to children

NEIGHBORS

March 22, 1994|By VICKI WELLFORD

The Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church is looking for anyone with a particular skill or craft who wishes to lead a three-Sunday session. Last year the children participated in a study about the environment and helped design a stained glass window.

If you have a talent or are a crafts person and would like to share it with our kids, please call Nancy Stefan at 301-621-9839 or call the church office at 410-674-6400.

You do not have to commit to being a full-time teacher if you choose to help, yet it will be a fun activity to share the time with the young people of Ark and Dove. The church is at 1350 Blair Drive, Suite G, in Odenton.

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The O'Malley Senior Center is having its annual spring Fullness of Life Lecture Series at the center at 10:15 a.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 5.

Katie Boucher, a licensed clinical social worker from Chesapeake Comprehensive Counseling, will direct this free mental wellness series, "In The Looking Glass."

The topics are: "Seeing Myself, Understanding the Issues"; "Liking What I See, Having a Positive Focus"; "Feelings, Good, Bad and Indifferent: Living with Human Emotions"; and "Personality Plus, Liking our Unique Characteristics."

The center is at 1275 Odenton Road. For further information, please call 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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Cub Scout Pack 662 kicked off the fourth year of the "SAC-Pack Park Project" on March 13 by cleaning up trash at the Severn-Danza Park. Scouts and family members from the pack were joined by members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2301, the Severn Athletic Club (SAC), and Steven Naff, a Boy Scout from Troop 669.

The group collected about 150 pounds of trash and other debris, down about 200 pounds from their last cleanup in November. While glass bottles, cups and assorted paper were still the major items discovered, the Cub Scouts also pulled a dugout bench and truck and car tires from the area around the playing fields.

The Severn Athletic Club treated the trash hunters to a hot dog cookout after the work was done.

After the event, Pack 662 Chairwoman Donna Bolk said: "This is the way we'd always hoped this project would work. Not just our pack, but members of the community coming together to work for everyone's best interest."

Participants included: Cub Scouts Alexander Euzent, Michael Gilbert, Ryan Jewett, Bob McCauley, David Meredith, Tommy Meredith, James Sweitzer and Carl Taylor. They were joined by leaders April Blakey, Greg Euzent, Russ Meredith, Connie Sweitzer, Carl Taylor and Diana Wisniewski; pack family members Greg Gilbert, Steve and Linda Shubert, James and Sherry Taylor, and Tara Wisniewski.

The UAW was represented by Susan Brewer, Jean Leight and JoAnn McBride. Al Lambert (head of SAC Field Maintenance), wife Patrice, and their sons Brady and Corey rounded out the participants.

The pack will be cleaning up again in late June or early July, after the SAC baseball and spring soccer seasons.

For more information regarding Pack 662 or the next cleanup, please call Pack 662 Cubmaster Russ Meredith at (410) 672-5927.

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The Odenton Elementary School will be the site of the seventh annual Women's Fair on April 9.

The fair begins at 8 a.m and ends at 3:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Susan White-Bowden.

Three different sessions have been scheduled with a number of workshops in each.

* Session 1 (10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.): "Free to Be Me"; "In Her Own Write"; "Heathy, Wealthy and Wise"; "Askable Parents"; "Solving the Career Puzzle"; "Dr. Quinn in the '90s"; "Tracking the Wolf, Fanning Your Flame"; and "Control Yourself -- Exorcise Your Stressors."

* Session 2 (12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.): "Single Again and Strong"; "Happily Ever After"; "Knowledge is Power"; "Misery is Optional"; "RAPE, A Four-Letter Word Your Children Should Know"; "Win-Win Communications"; and "The Power Pinch."

* Session 3 (2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.): "Lifetime Employment -- A Disappearing Act"; "From Critic to Cheerleader"; "Reaching Your Potential"; "Changing Images -- It's Not Your Mother's Menopause"; "You Never Get A Second Chance at a First Impression"; "Dark Alleys and Desserted Hallways"; "Don't Let Your Children Run Out of Esteem"; and "How Do You Spell Relief? R-E-L-A-X."

The registration fee includes morning coffee. The fee to accompany mail-in registrations received by April 4 is $8; on-site registration is $10. Scholarships and transportation assistance are available.

Odenton Elementary School is at 1290 Odenton Road. For more information, contact Jean Melton at 626-0035.

If there is a problem with transportation or child care, please call 626-0035.

The main sponsor is the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women. Other sponsors include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Pi Omega chapter; the American Association of University Women, Severna Park and Annapolis branches; Anne Arundel Community College; Anne Arundel County chapter of the National Organization for Women; Anne Arundel Medical Center; North Arundel Hospital; PARENT ACTION; Planned ParentHood of Maryland; and the YWCA Women's Center.

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