Libraries to offer crafts, plays to celebrate Valentine's Day


February 11, 1997|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOCAL BRANCHES of the Anne Arundel County Library are going all out to celebrate Valentine's Day. Story times, finger-puppet plays, games and crafts are planned, all free and with no registration required. Here are some highlights:

Children ages 2 to 6 are invited for Hearts-a-Flutter, Stories Galore, a program of stories, finger-puppet plays and crafts at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Maryland City branch.

Hugs and Kisses story time and activities will be held at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Odenton branch.

Heart, Hearts, Hearts is the theme for Valentine stories and activities at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Provinces branch.

"Will You Be My Valentine?" is a program of stories, poems and a valentine craft for children ages 2 to 6 at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crofton branch.

For further information about the library's Valentine's Day events, call library headquarters at (410) 222-7371.

Essay and poster contests

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is conducting essay and poster contests as part of its Cents for Community Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to collect pennies to donate to Sarah's House.

Elementary, middle school and high school students may enter the contest. Essays or posters must be on the theme "Home Is Where the Heart Is." It is the mission of Sarah's House to give people in need a temporary home. What does having a home mean to you?

Essays must be no more than 100 words and must be clearly typed or printed. The student's name, age, school and grade should be written on the back. Essays must be received at the chamber offices, 8373 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite 100, Odenton 21113, by 5 p.m. March 5.

Posters must be no larger than 18 by 24 inches, also with the student's name, age, school and grade written on the back. Bring them to the Meade High School gymnasium between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 12. They will be judged between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., before the Display of Pennies ceremony.

Winners will receive $50 savings bonds donated by Elkridge Bank.

After-hours mixer

The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce will hold an After Hours Business Networking Mixer from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 26, sponsored by TLC Inc., at 1651 Defense Highway in Crofton.

The new 1997 Business and Community Guide will be presented. The cost is $10 for members in advance, $15 for members at the door and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made by Feb. 24. Call Sheila Schneider, (410) 721-9131.

Fibromyalgia program

The O'Malley Senior Center will sponsor a program on fibromyalgia at 11 a.m. Feb. 18. Esther Lang, a physical therapist and a volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation, will conduct the program.

People with fibromyalgia may experience fatigue, disturbed sleep, stiffness and sometimes psychological distress. Because symptoms are so common, the disease can be misdiagnosed or go unrecognized in older people.

The program is free. Information: 222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Pub Date: 2/11/97

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