The math team at Arundel Senior High School took first place in the Maryland Mathematics League competition against six other Anne Arundel County schools. This is the third consecutive time that Arundel has earned first place. The team also tied for third place against other participating schools from Maryland and the District of Columbia. Aric Miller and Allan Tong of Arundel earned a perfect score. Other top scorers were Mike McKnight, Ben Rogers and Alex Shangraw. Congratulations, Arundel!
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. County Executive John Gary will be the featured speaker. Mr. Gary will discuss business issues, his priorities, the state of the county and other topics. The meeting also will include a preview of the year's activities, installation of new board members and a legislative update. AT&T is the Grand Sponsor of the event, and Long & Foster is the Supporter. The luncheon cost is $20 for chamber members, $30 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made by calling the chamber at (410) 672-3422 by Jan. 24.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks has announced its new programs for the winter. Beginning gymnastics for boys and girls 6 to 12 includes instruction in basic tumbling, stretching and introductory work on the apparatus. All skills development will follow safe but challenging progressions. Classes will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 26 at Crofton Woods Elementary School. The fee for this 10-week program is $35.
A country line dancing class will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Monday at Severn Elementary School. Learn the latest line dances such as Down 'n' Dirty, Tush Push, Slap Leather and Boot Scootin' Boogie.
All dances are choreographed to popular country and Western songs. The 10-week class costs $35. For more information, call (410) 222-7313.
Betty Kipphut, a licensed acupuncture therapist, will present a program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. today at the O'Malley Senior Center.
The program will explain the principles of acupuncture, the benefits of Chinese medicine and how it can be used to complement traditional Western medicine. Acupuncture has been used to promote healing, maintain the immune system, reduce pain and stress, and maintain physical and emotional health.
Ms. Kipphut is based in Baltimore, but will be opening a Glen Burnie office this month. The center is at 1275 Odenton Road. For more information, call (410) 222-6227 or (301) 621-9515.