Seminar on depression will offer free screening

NEIGHBORS

October 03, 1994|By LYN BACKE

The Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering a depression seminar and screening from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The screenings are conducted anonymously, with participants hearing a presentation on the symptoms of depression and treatment options.

The free seminar was developed in cooperation with the American Psychiatric Association and the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.

Advance registration is required. Call 224-5751.

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If your home or office is too small to house all the telephone books that you might want or need, don't despair.

The Annapolis Library on West Street now offers individual and business listings from throughout the nation on computer. You can search by name, location or business type, and printouts can be made at 15 cents a copy.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Information: 222-1750.

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At this writing I can't know what the weather is going to be Sunday, but my Annapolis experience suggests that it will be cool, crisp and perfect for a 16.3-mile run.

The 14th Annual Metric Marathon, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, will leave from Southern High School in Harwood at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

The course runs over gently rolling hills, with significant hills at 12 and 14 miles. All roads are paved and well marked, with water every 3 to 3.5 miles. Registration ranges from $3 for Striders members signing up by mail to $5 for nonmembers registering on race day.

There will be refreshments for all who finish and prizes in eight age groups for men and four for women.

For information, call race director Al Stott at 647-4298 or the Striders Hotline at 268-1165.

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L Used to be that people in need were helped by their friends.

That hasn't changed on a basic level, but the amount of community assistance available makes it hard to keep track of all the options.

For the Annapolis area, a Directory of Community Services is on sale for $10.50 a copy at branches of the Anne Arundel County Public Library. The directory was published by the library system.

The 160-page director provides information on more than 330 health and human services agencies, both public and private, from adoption to day care to vocational training. The information is also available in the library's computer files.

Information: 222-7371.

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If you're not going to the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis on Saturday but still want to do something water-related, there is the Hall Classic Fishing Tournament for the Handicapped/Challenged at Laurel Lakes Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free for the handicapped. A $2 donation is requested from others.

Volunteers will be available to provide assistance, and prizes will be given.

Information: (410) 730-0000.

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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church is holding a "Fallfest" afternoon of country, folk, popular and bluegrass music Saturday, rain or shine.

Take lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas to listen to Mack Bailey; Gray, Green & Travers; Moby Jay & Koozer; Fiddlin' John Treanor; and Better Late Than Never. Food sales start at 11 a.m. and the music at 12:30 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children over age 4. St. Andrew's Church is at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater, next door to Gingerville.

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Museums suffer from a stuffy image, but anyone who has been to a well-conceived museum and has seen the exquisite delight on children's faces as they discover new things, knows that that image is wrong.

The Chesapeake Children's Museum, a 2-year-old dream fulfillment housed in temporary space at Riva Festival, is a case in point.

The museum includes inter-active exhibits on watermen, world cultures, dinosaurs and astronomy. It's open varying hours six days a week. Wednesdays are reserved for groups.

Admission is $4 (including awake babies), with discounts for groups of 10 to 25, and multivisit punch card holders.

Information: 266-0677.

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