Household hazardous waste can find a home at county drop-off sites

NEIGHBORS

March 22, 1994|By SUE HALLER

Spring is here, and with it comes yard work and spring cleanups.

While you're cleaning out the basement and garage, please remember to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner.

The county will hold its biannual household hazardous waste drop-off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at two locations: the Department of Public Works, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, and the Fire Department headquarters on Veterans Highway in Millersville.

The county will accept household products containing hazardous chemicals such as oil-based paint, paint solvents, pesticides, cleaners, stains, batteries, contaminated motor oil, pool chemicals and fluorescent fixtures.

The county will not accept medical waste, explosives, smoke alarms and compressed gas tanks such as propane tanks.

For information, call 222-6103.

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The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce will introduce its 1994 business guide at the networking meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Jaspers Restaurant in Crofton.

The meeting is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call the chamber office at 721-3191 to make your reservations. The chamber plans to distribute 5,000 copies of the business guide.

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The US Kids Support Group will hold registration April 11 for a new session. The group -- open to children ages 6-15 whose parents have separated, divorced or remarried -- will meet on eight Mondays from April 18 to June 13 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie.

Contact Janis Thompson at 464-8385.

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The Bowie/Crofton Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie. The topic of discussion is flash photography. Admission is free.

For information, call 577-0824.

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The Crofton Association of Retired Persons will hold a luncheon meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bowie Elks Lodge on Route 450. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

For luncheon reservations, call Howard Cobb at 721-5324.

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Single Again Programs has hired Joanna Brawley as the new coordinator for Healing Journey, which provides support for people whose spouses have died.

The group, sponsored by Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton, began five years ago.

Members meet weekly and discuss problems such as loneliness, coping with holidays and changes in friendships.

Healing Journey meets every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church on Crofton Parkway.

Call 987-8900 for information.

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Crofton's 30th Anniversary Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Crofton Town Hall. The Crofton Civic Association will sponsor a community cleanup on April 23 and a homecoming dance/birthday party in November.

For information, call 721-2301.

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Robyn Birch, a Cadette Girl Scout from Troop 1478, is organizing a swim-a-thon to benefit Sarah's House, a homeless shelter in Fort Meade. The event is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arundel Swim Center on Riva Road in Annapolis.

For a sponsor sheet, call Robyn at 721-5238.

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The Crofton Civic Association will hold an Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday in the field at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive. More than 800 kids participated in last year's event. The rain date is April 2.

Sue Bents, Crofton's recreation director, is looking for volunteers. If interested, call her at 721-2301.

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The Crofton Athletic Council will hold tryouts for county select baseball and softball Saturday at Crofton Park.

Baseball tryouts will be on field No. 4 according to age group: 10 a.m. for ages 9 and younger; noon, ages 11 and younger; and 2 p.m., ages 13 and younger.

Softball tryouts will be on field No. 1: 10 a.m. for ages 10 and younger; noon, ages 12 and younger; and 2 p.m., ages 14 and younger.

Children must register before they try out. To register, call 261-0196, or pick up a registration form from the Crofton library.

For baseball information, call Jim Parsons, 721-0981, or Mike Reinecke, 261-6819. For softball information, call Chris McDanial at 858-0079.

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