Maryland's Mass Transit Administration has invited area...

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September 25, 1997

Maryland's Mass Transit Administration has invited area residents to take part in a "quality community survey" of Eastport, to offer opinions on such issues as urban design, pedestrian access and streetscapes.

The Eastport session, planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at Eastport Elementary School, will be the third in a series of interactive surveys, which support goals of the state's Smart Growth initiative to revitalize and preserve existing communities.

The Federal Transit Administration is providing funding for 10 surveys across the state. Earlier sessions were held in Rockville and Baltimore.

Using two hands to maintain airborne passage of more than two objects -- in a word, juggling -- will be the subject of evening classes for children ages 7 to 11 offered by the county Department of Recreation and Parks beginning Oct. 7 at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School.

The classes are in beginning juggling (learning to throw and maintain a three-ball pattern known as "the cascade") and intermediate juggling (for those who have mastered the three-ball pattern and are ready for four and other tricks). The teacher is Mandy the Clown, also known as Amanda Fernandez, who has made numerous appearances before young audiences across the county.

Registration applications are available at the Brooklyn Park library and area elementary schools. The class fee is $35. Information: 410-222-7300.

Robert H. Shapiro will retire today as academic dean and provost of the U.S. Naval Academy in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at the academy's Memorial Hall.

Shapiro, 61, who has served since 1989, is the academy's fifth academic dean and first provost. He was formerly a dean and vice president for academic affairs at James Madison University. He and his wife plan to retire in North Carolina.

He will be succeeded next month by William C. Miller, a retired rear admiral and former director of the Office of Naval Research. Miller has taught electrical engineering and been associate provost for research and economic development at West Virginia University in recent years.

Salvation Army to accept applications for holiday help

The Salvation Army of Annapolis is taking applications beginning Monday from individuals and families seeking help with food, clothing and toys for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Applications will be taken at the organization's community center at 351 Hilltop Lane from 8: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. weekdays and by appointment only from 12: 30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments may be arranged by calling Renee Powell at 410-263-4091.

Applicants should bring a current paycheck stub or last year's W-2 form, proof of rent paid, a copy of monthly utility bills, and a copy of each household member's Social Security card. They also will be asked to furnish clothing sizes for household members.

Pub Date: 9/25/97

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