Nominations sought for 'Unsung Heroines' awards

NEIGHBORS

January 30, 1995|By LYN BACKE

Nominations for "Unsung Heroines" are being sought in four categories at the third annual Women of Color Awards Luncheon, at the Holiday Inn March 4. The luncheon is sponsored by the YWCA, Anne Arundel Medical Center and Nationwide Insurance.

The theme for this year's luncheon is "Women of Color: An Emerging Force." The award is for women whose work has helped communities grow. Awards will be made in four categories: Future Leaders, Service to Youth, Pathfinders and Good Samaritans.

For more information on the luncheon or the awards process, or to receive a nomination form, call Wendy Beavers at 626-7800.

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For the fourth year, the Junior League of Annapolis Inc., a volunteer training and community service organization, will present a $500 cash donation to the local group that nominates the woman recipient of the "Excellence in Voluntarism Award."

The program is to recognize Anne Arundel County women who give their time, talent and energy to help others in the community. A nominee must be a county resident who volunteers in a nonprofit organization or program. Anonymous, group or self-nominations will not be considered, and Junior League of Annapolis members are not eligible.

The focus of this year's award is on local volunteers whose activities have helped support and preserve families. A panel of community judges from outside the Junior League will consider the nominations and select the winner.

Nominations will be accepted through March 10. The award presentation will be made during National Volunteer Week in April.

Nomination forms may be obtained by calling the Junior League of Annapolis at 224-8984, or by stopping in at any branch of the Anne Arundel County Library.

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An opportune time to visit the Eastport Annapolis Neck Library is Thursday at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m., when master storyteller Len Cabral will share folklore and fables, imaginative yarns from far-off places and stories from his own family.

His appearances in the Annapolis, Severna Park and Provinces branch libraries are part of Black History Month.

The program is appropriate for children 6 and older, with adults welcome also. Admission is free, but a donation of canned or packaged food for the County Food Bank is appreciated.

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Salt Lake City and Atlantic City, N.J., could probably not be farther apart in attitude and ambience.

They do, however, share something other than proximity to salt water: Route 40, a.k.a. the National Road. Route 40 runs between the two cities, sampling an extraordinary cross-section of American culture and landscape in the process.

Photographs of the National Road by Clarence Carvell, Roderick Barr and Maxwell Strange are being featured in the Visitors Center Gallery at Quiet Waters Park.

The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 24. For more information, call 222-1777.

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The Annapolis Striders running club has announced its 1995 schedule, beginning Feb. 18 with the Washington's Birthday 5K run, and concluding Dec. 17 with the 17th Anniversary 15K run.

Can we assume that the average member's stamina increases threefold over the course of training for the 10-race season?

The full-season fee for the series is just $27 for Striders members; everyone who participates in all 10 races will receive an award, regardless of their cumulative scores. A member's age as of Jan. 1 determines the age group for scoring. Information: 268-1165.

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