Resource-A-Rama emphasizes education, family programs


January 24, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

INFORMATION on community and government services available to students, parents and educators will be the focus of Resource-A-Rama from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Parent Involvement Center, 330 Oak Manor Drive.

Agencies scheduled to participate include the YWCA, Open Door Substance Abuse Program, Harundale Youth and Family Services, and Parent Involvement Center.

Debbie Wetzel of the center considers the event an informal opportunity to become acquainted with the many programs and organizations in the county directed at improving education and the family structure.

"We see the home-school-community connection sharing the same goals," Ms. Wetzel said. "This offers everyone a chance to network."

For additional information on this free event, call the Parent Involvement Center, 222-6429.

Financial aid seminar reset

Glen Burnie High guidance counselors have rescheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow a seminar on scholarship and grant applications that was postponed because of the recent blizzard. The seminar, called Financial Aid Night, will be held in the school auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Seniors and their parents seeking information on scholarships and grants are encouraged to attend.

The seminar offers step-by-step instructions on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form was distributed to seniors on their return from winter vacation.

Information also will be available for other aid programs, including the Guaranteed Access Grant for low-income students who want to attend college.

Students must complete the applications by March 1 to be considered for aid for the next academic year.

Counselors also will explain scholarships available through colleges, foundations and civic associations.

B6 For information, call the school office, 761-8950.

Catholic Schools Week

Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School will celebrate the start of Catholic Schools Week with an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Registration for the 1996-1997 school year will begin that day. Tours of the school at 120 Dorsey Road and curriculum information will be available.

Arthur Slade offers classes for students from age 4 through eighth grade.

OC For registration information, call the school office, 766-8614.

Band benefit

Ashton Golt Showtime will be the headliner for a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 24 at Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School.

Admission is $21 and includes a buffet, beer, setups, snacks and dancing to live music.

A benefit for the school's band program, this annual event traditionally is a sellout.

Early ticket orders are encouraged.

0 For information, call Sharon Meyd, 923-6026.

Treasure hunters

The election of officers for the new year tops the agenda for a meeting of the Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the North County Library on East Way in Harundale.

The treasure hunters use metal detectors to find interesting and occasionally valuable items in sand or grass.

Gary Hauder, editor of the club's newsletter, extended an invitation to the public to attend the meeting and discover more about this interesting hobby.

=1 For information, call Mr. Hauder at 255-7237.

Singer at church

Spiritual singer Jim Cole will be the guest at three services Sunday at the Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road.

Mr. Cole, a recording artist who has been described as similar to James Taylor, will perform at the 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services.

He will sing selections from his two albums, "Every Generation" and "Merciful God."

The concerts are free and open to the community. An offering will be taken.

For information, call the church office, 761-9075.

Block Watch meeting

The Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Glen Lutheran Church, 106 Carroll Road.

Roberta Amrhein, a dispatcher for the county's emergency services and a Glen Gardens resident, will discuss fire safety and prevention.

Residents of the community are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Ida Hilditch, 761-6845.

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