Foundation seeks nominees for six awards in arts The...

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April 02, 2000

Foundation seeks nominees for six awards in arts

The Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County is seeking nominations for six awards honoring county residents who have fostered and promoted the arts locally.

Categories for the awards -- called "Annies" -- are Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Arts Educator, Arts Patron and Lifetime Arts Achievement.

Deadline for nominations is May 1, with nomination forms available through county arts organizations, educational institutions and the foundation.

The awards will be presented during the annual Annapolis Waterfront Arts Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 23 and 24, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 at St. John's College, along the banks of College Creek.

Information: 410-222-7949.

Parenting program to offer free 12-week courses

The Family Tree Positive Parenting Program will offer free 12-week classes at two sites in Anne Arundel County beginning this month -- in South County on Tuesday evenings and Pasadena on Thursdays.

Family Tree is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. Its once-a-week class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at Owensville Primary Care, 134 Owensville Road in West River, beginning April 18, and from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Thursdays at Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, beginning April 13.

In conjunction with the positive parenting classes, Family Tree also offers an optional PATH (Parenting and Training in the Home) program that links the 12-week curriculum with in-home intervention, allowing parents to apply skills learned in the classroom to their home situation.

Information: 410-431-5340 or 410-431-5230.

Scholars of family history may find tips at seminar

"Tracing Your Family Tree," a program to help people learn how to find their family roots, will be presented Saturday by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society.

Topics will include how to use primary and secondary resources, documentation and how to start a family research project.

The course, which costs $25, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. at the Kuethe Library, 5 Crain Highway S.E. Coffee and tea will be available; participants may bring lunch or purchase it nearby.

Information: 410-760-9679.

Anne Arundel group to hold networking event at eatery

The Anne Arundel Council of Community Services will hold its annual networking meeting from noon to 1: 30 p.m. April 11 at The Piccadilly Restaurant, 171 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

The networking meeting provides an opportunity for human services agencies throughout the county to share information on programs and services.

The meeting is free to members and $3 for nonmembers. Lunch is available separately in the cafeteria restaurant. Information: 410- 280-0351.

MS organization seeks participants to raise money

The Maryland chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is registering participants for its MS Walk, to be held April 8 and 9. Part of a nationwide event, the walk will include one site in Anne Arundel County, the Goldstein Treasury Building in Annapolis.

Walkers raise money through pledges and can win prizes, including two American Airlines round-trip tickets to any location in the continental United States for the top fund-raiser in Maryland.

Information: 410-527-1770.

Motorcycle ride to aid families of slain officers

The state lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police is signing up motorcyclists for a ride to benefit the Maryland chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, a nonprofit group with programs to help families of law-enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The ride will begin at noon April 16 at seven sites around the state, including two in Anne Arundel County -- Harley Davidson of Annapolis at 1818 George St., and Eastern Performance at 1318 Defense Highway, Gambrills. Participants will meet at FOP Lodge 89 in Upper Marlboro for refreshments, entertainment and a "run" T-shirt.

Sponsors include Harley dealers throughout Maryland and radio station WBIG-FM.

A minimum pledge of $25 is required to participate. Information: 301-952-0882, or online at

Bull and oyster roast to be held at Kurtz Beach

The seventh bull and oyster roast held by the Arc of Anne Arundel County Inc. will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 at Kurtz Beach in Pasadena.

The cost is $24 in advance and $26 at the door; admission for children age 7 through 12 is half the regular price, and age 6 and younger can eat free.

The Arc will also hold its 34th raffle drawing, with prizes ranging from $500 to $4,000. Raffle tickets are $10 each.

Proceeds from the raffle and bull roast will support Anne Arundel children with mental retardation and their families.

Information: 410-269-1883.

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