Science teachers to lead children in smoking awareness program


February 13, 1996|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,Special to the Sun

THE SEVENTH-GRADE science teachers at Arundel Middle School will be leading their students this week through the American Cancer Society's smoking awareness program.

Through the "Save a Sweet Heart" program, science classes will be learning about the harmful effects of smoking, making smoking-awareness posters and debating the dangers of smoking.

Each student will receive a pledge card that they can fill in. The goal is for them to pledge not to start smoking for a year and to get one person to stop smoking for one day -- tomorrow.

Drawings for prizes will be held Friday.

Play-a-Thon set

Strike up the band! The Arundel High School Marching Band, that is.

The hard-working musicians will have a 24-hour Play-a-Thon fund-raiser this weekend.

The students will be locked in the school at 5 p.m. Friday -- which also provides concentrated practice time. The students obtained sponsors which will donate money for the time the students play during the lock-in.

When the doors open again at 5 p.m. Saturday, the band will entertain its supporters with a miniconcert.

Judging by their last two performances -- the Mayor's Christmas Parade in Baltimore and their own holiday concert -- concert-goers are in for a treat.

The "Big Band Blast" program during the Christmas Parade included the popular "Sing, Sing, Sing," featuring the percussion section and directed by drum major Jen McWilliams. The traditional "Buglers' Holiday" performed during the parade was played by David Flage, Darla Redman and Lesa Willis.

For more information on the fund-raiser, call Steve Ligon, 721-3665.

Tales at library

In celebration of Black History Month, storyteller Stanley "Bunjo" Butler will share his tales at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Provinces branch library.

Mr. Butler, also known as the "West Baltimore African Talkin' Drum," has been telling stories professionally for nearly 12 years.

Mr. Butler, the librarian and manager of the Hollins-Payson branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, enlivens his performances by involving youngsters in African and African-American stories, proverbs and songs.

Butler will present stories such as "A Story, A Story," "Pee Wee and the Big Green Spider" and "Me, Myself and I."

The program is free, and ages 6 to adult are welcome. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information: 222-6280.

Aglow meeting Feb. 19

The Odenton/Fort Meade Aglow is inviting women to participate in fellowship at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Jessup Community Hall.

For information, call Jean Ellis, 551-8988, or Marion Goode, 551-6487.

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