Free program addresses women's health, cancer prevention

NEIGHBORS

May 03, 1994|By VICKI WELLFORD

The county Health Department is sponsoring a free program on women's health and cancer prevention from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. next Tuesday at the O'Malley Senior Center.

The speaker will be Lois Levine, a registered nurse as well as breast and cervical cancer program coordinator at the Health Department.

The program, part of the Health Department's "Learn to Live" cancer prevention campaign, is intended to inform women about the importance of regular checkups for breast and cervical cancer.

The speaker also will outline the Health Department's free and reduced-cost cancer-screening programs.

The screening program arranges appointments for older women with private health care providers to receive Pap tests, clinical breast exams and mammograms.

The senior center is at 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. Call the "Learn to Live" hot line, 222-7979, for information.

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One of the most important questions organizers of a community event have to answer is: When?

Choosing an evening for a guest speaker or weekend for a fair or fund-raiser can be difficult because of the potential for conflict with other groups.

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is hoping to reduce the number of hassles with a new free service.

The chamber is maintaining a master calendar of community tTC events so that groups can review dates before selecting their own.

The chamber is at 8373 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite 100, Odenton. The phone number is 672-3422.

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The Odenton Heritage Society will be having a Mini-Flower Mart Saturday in front of Beacons Pharmacy in the Odenton Shopping Center.

The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a great time to start your garden! Society members will be selling vegetables, flowers, perennials and annuals.

All proceeds benefit the Odenton Heritage Building Fund.

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The fall registration session of the Gambrills Odenton Recreation Council is well under way.

Registration fees are $35 for one child, $10 more for a second child from the same family and $5 each for any additional children. These fees apply to families in which the parents volunteer six hours for each sport their children play. For those parents who cannot volunteer their time, a valet fee of $50 per child will be assessed.

Please register early to ensure there will be a sufficient number of coaches, equipment and fields.

For information on registration, call Charmane Smith at 621-7821.

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Arundel High School will honor its senior class May 24 at an awards assembly.

Seniors who have won school, community, state and national awards and/or scholarships will be recognized.

Parents and family members are invited to join the students and faculty in the auditorium at 8:35 a.m. The school is at 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills.

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Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church and First Lutheran Evangelical Church will hold a blood drive May 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at First Lutheran Church.

The church is at 1306 Odenton Road. Call 674-7308 for more information.

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