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Arundel Digest

October 03, 1999

MVA fair turns focus on world's cultures

Get ready for culture -- at the MVA.

The state Motor Vehicle Administration will hold its first Culture Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at its Glen Burnie headquarters. The theme will be "Culture: From Many Come One."

It will feature food and entertainment from across the globe, including storytelling, dance and music, and sign language for children.

"The world's culture is present at the MVA," the agency noted in announcing the event. "It's present in our customers and it's present in our employees. Let's celebrate."

BWI road work will reduce section of loop to 1 lane

A section of road at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will be reduced to a single lane from 8: 30 a.m. tomorrow to 6 a.m. Thursday.

The lane closure -- mostly affecting traffic returning to the terminal on the return loop access road -- is necessary to allow installation of underground utility lines for the Pier B expansion, the airport said.

Signs and other markers will be in place notifying motorists of the lane closure.

Information on road work and parking availability is available on the radio at 1040-AM in the airport vicinity, or by calling 1-800-I-FLY-BWI.

Community Kitchen seeks volunteers for meal delivery

Community Kitchen, formerly known as Movable Feast, is seeking volunteers to deliver groceries once a week to people with HIV/AIDS in their homes in Anne Arundel County. Deliveries are made on Tuesdays.

Volunteers will drive their own cars and must have a valid license and proof of car insurance.

No experience with HIV/AIDS patients is necessary. A basic orientation will be provided.

Information: 410-243-4604, Ext. 25.

Salvation Army wants help for holiday bears, stockings

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County is seeking volunteers to dress 500 teddy bears and prepare 1,000 holiday stockings for needy children.

The group will provide the bears and stockings, but donations are needed for items to fill them.

Children range in age from 3 to 12. Requested items include hairbrushes, combs, barrettes, hair bows, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lip balm, jump ropes, playing cards, pocket games, jacks, miniature cars, socks and underwear.

Information: 410-263-4091.

Arc of Arundel awarded $1,000 for Sensory Garden

Arc of Anne Arundel County has been awarded $1,000 by the Chesapeake Bay Trust to pay for a portion of its Marylandscapes Sensory Garden.

The money will be used to buy native plants for one or more of the mini-gardens -- wildflower meadow, wetland pond, fern and Braille. They are planned as unique, handicapped-accessible environments open to the public at the Arc's headquarters on Spa Road.

The Arc is seeking corporate and individual sponsors for individual gardens, benches and Braille plaques..

To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Mel Wilkins at 410-721-7991.

Breast cancer information offered in joint program

The county health department will co-sponsor breast cancer information programs from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Glen Burnie Post office, 7596 Ritchie Highway, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdayat the Pasadena Post Office, 4301 Mountain Road.

The post offices are playing host to the events in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to promote the first-class postage stamp, "Breast Cancer, Fund the Fight, Find a Cure."

The stamps sell for 40 cents, with 7 cents donated to breast cancer research.

Information: 410-222-7979.

County offers phone service for seniors living alone

The Anne Arundel Department of Aging sponsors Telephone Reassurance, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Project, as a free service to senior citizens who live alone.

Every morning between 7: 30 and 10, volunteers call elderly clients.

Volunteers are also trained to take emergency measures such as calling family, friends, neighbors or police in the event they cannot reach their clients.

Information: 410-222-4464.

Agency seeks volunteers to visit stroke patients

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging has provided a grant to establish a visitor program available to those who are homebound because of stroke or related problems. Volunteers will receive a stipend for mileage.

Those interested in receiving or volunteering for the service may call Frances Jones, director of Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services, at 410-761-1769 or 410-789-2192.

Pub Date: 10/03/99

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