'Business After Hours' networking seminar to be held dTC tomorrow

NEIGHBORS

January 18, 1995|By BONITA FORMWALT

"Don't set your drink there," my friend yelled over the thump, thump, thump emanating from her family room. "It's not a coaster. It's a POG."

Before she could further explain the flat, round coaster impostor on the table, we were interrupted by a knock at the door.

"Where's the game?" asked a serious young man, carrying several long tubes resembling potential weapons.

As she pointed him in the right direction, I became concerned that I had wandered into some illegal gambling activity.

"POGs. Milk caps. Double slammers. Triple slammers," she continued. "Doesn't any of this sound familiar. Have you been out of town lately?"

Milk caps? Had the youth of Glen Burnie developed a sudden interest in Tupperware products designed to keep dairy products fresh?

She stared at me, obviously re-evaluating our friendship. With a sigh, she explained the POG phenomenon -- using one syllable words. Stack the POGs, throw fat POG at pile, keep POGs that flip.

"Basically, it's tiddlywinks for a generation raised on repeated cable access to "Die Hard" movies," she summarized.

Just then, my sons burst into the room, discussing the merits of aluminum Slammers vs. the earlier paper models.

"Don't worry," advised my friend. "When the fad is over, we'll have a craft party and make coasters."

Slam on, Glen Burnie.

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It's "Business After Hours" at a networking seminar 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Arundel Center North.

Sponsored by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Anne Arundel Community College, the evening offers information on classes available through the college's continuing education program.

Tickets for chamber members are $6 with reservations, $8 at the door; $10 for nonmembers.

For reservations, call the chamber office, 766-8282, or fax your reservation request, 766-5722.

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The new year has brought a major change to a local computer club. The Glen Burnie chapter of Another Baltimore Commodore Users Group has expanded to include MS-DOS/Windows and MacIntosh users. In doing so, it has changed its moniker to Another Baltimore Computer Users Group.

The club will kick off its new agenda with an election of officers at a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North County Library, 1010 Eastway. New members are welcome.

For nine years, the club has been limited to Commodore C64 and Amiga computer information. Recently, members began exploring other computer platforms, prompting the change.

Member James Topper sees the club as "a valuable resource for learning about new software and hardware for your computer, trouble-shooting hardware problems and discussing applications of your computer with other members."

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"Getting More Out of Our Spiritual Relationships" is the focus of a lecture presented by Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the parish center, 126 Dorsey Road.

The one-day seminar, open to the community, will feature guest lecturer Sister Marianne Muscott.

Sister Marianne's visit was coordinated by church members who meet weekly to address the need for spiritual growth within relationships.

"We sit down once a week and try to learn how we can bring God into our day-to-day relationships," explained parishioner Veronica Blake.

For information, call Sister Vera Green, 761-5273.

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Students at Marley Elementary School can lip-sync, dance or even juggle their way to stardom at the school's annual talent show Feb. 14 in the school's multipurpose room.

Students who wish to audition must return their entry forms no later than Jan. 25. No students will be permitted to audition without first submitting the signed parental permission form.

For information, call Jean Curry, 222-6414.

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Tickets are on sale for a bull and oyster roast, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

The $22 admission includes dinner and dancing to music provided by "Luney Tunes." Guests are asked to bring a canned food item to be donated to the North County Emergency Outreach Network.

The event is sponsored by the Divorced, Widowed or Separated Ministry of Holy Trinity. All proceeds will benefit the outreach network.

For ticket information, call the church office, 766-1213.

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