Getting ready for success in school is fair's theme


August 23, 1994|By VICKI WELLFORD

The Odenton Family Development Community Center is having its second annual Odenton School Readiness Fair on Oct. 15 on the Odenton Elementary School grounds.

The fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and is designed for families with children up to 5 years of age to help them prepare for their children's education success. Exhibitors will distribute health information, political candidates will answer questions on family issues and there will be entertainment.

The fair will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and inside if it rains.

* P.A.C.T (Parents And Children Together) will be back this fall. The group offers support to expectant parents and to those parents with children up to age 5.

* There will be a free series of workshops for licensed child-care providers in West County. On Sept. 10, the topic will be creative arts. On Sept. 27 and 29, the workshop will cover Communication With Parents and Children and Stress Management.

Odenton Family Development Community Center is at Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road. For more information on all activities call Jacquie Wood Cowan, 551-5208.


Next month, members of the Odenton Heritage Society will be honored by the county for their hard work on preservation projects.

Dorothy Hammond has been selected by Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation to receive the Marjorie Murray Bridgman Award for her preservation efforts.

The restoration of the 1917 Citizens State Bank building on Odenton Road has been chosen to receive the Orville Rideout IV Award as preservation project of the year.

The building, believed to be Odenton's first bank, has served as a concession stand, grocery store and storage shed, but until this year it stood vacant.

The Heritage Society bought the 20-by-25-foot bank in March 1993 for $12,500, and will use it as a headquarters for collections of Odenton memorabilia and as a commuter breakfast stand for the nearby MARC train station.

The awards ceremony will be at the Bank Building at 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

Members who would like to attend should contact Sally Shoemaker at 674-3171 no later than the first week in September.

If Sally is away from the telephone when you call, please leave a message with your name and number of guests.


Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church will be having Confirmation classes for children and youth interested in becoming members of the church.

The classes will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5. Members of the class will be confirmed during the 11 a.m. worship service on Nov. 6.

The church is on Murray Road adjacent to Route 175 in Odenton. Contact the church office at 674-2272 or the parsonage at 551-9285 to register for the class.


For those of you who are students in Arundel Senior High School this year, the school will be taking underclass pictures on Oct. 6 and 7. A variety of backgrounds will be available to enhance your portrait.

Orders will be prepaid as in the past. Details and order forms will be sent home with students several days before the pictures are to be scheduled.

The sale of school pictures is a fund-raising activity for the school. The school receives 30 percent of all money collected or $1.25 for each student, whichever is greater. Funds derived from picture sales are expended to benefit the student body as a whole.

Seniors picture makeups are scheduled for Sept. 26. Call Diane Dodson, 674-6500, for an appointment.

Identification cards will be made at the same time the pictures will be taken.


The Archbishop Spalding High School Parents' Association is sponsoring an "Angelic Attire" Dinner and Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Michael's Eighth Avenue of Glen Burnie.

Students, parents, faculty members and alumni will be modeling various styles of attire featured from the Chesapeake Village designer shops at routes 50 and 301.

The afternoon will begin with a cash bar at 2 p.m., dinner at 3 p.m., followed by the show at 4 p.m.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased by calling 987-6170 or 987-0467. Ticket prices are $22.50 per adult and $15 per student.

All proceeds will benefit the school library computer system.


North Arundel Hospital is offering free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 17.

All participants will be taught the one-rescuer CPR technique.

Classes will be held in the third-floor conference center.

The hospital is at 301 Hospital Drive.

To register for the CPR classes or for general information, please call 787-4370.

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