Parrish elected to fill Democratic panel's District 31...

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January 13, 2002

Parrish elected to fill Democratic panel's District 31 vacancy

The Anne Arundel County Democratic Committee has elected Sandi Parrish to fill a vacancy representing legislative District 31.

Parrish, of Pasadena, has served as an alternate on the committee for five years. Jacqueline Allsup of Glen Burnie was elected as the new alternate.

Grant-writing workshop to be held Wednesday

A grant-writing workshop, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Heritage Center, Chesapeake Room, 2nd Floor, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. A snow date is scheduled Jan. 23.

The workshop will review the guidelines and application forms for the Cultural Arts Foundation's fiscal year 2003 Community Arts Grants. The deadline for applications to receive a fiscal year 2003 grant is April 8.

The grants will be reviewed based on the artistic merit of the proposed activities, the organization's administrative performance, and its service to the community.

The program encourages the formation of new arts organizations through the foundation grant. General operating and special-project grants are used to support existing groups.

Arts organizations that are incorporated in Maryland as tax exempt and nonprofit 501( C) 3 are eligible to apply.

To register for the workshop: 410-222-7949, or send e-mail to artsfdn@aol.com .

Mills Milers Walking Club marking first anniversary

North Arundel Hospital and Arundel Mills will celebrate the first anniversary of the Mills Milers Walking Club at 8 a.m. Friday Jan. 18 at the Arundel Mills Food Court. The event will feature prizes and refreshments.

During the first year, more than 600 people have joined the Mills Milers and recorded more than 25,000 miles. In addition to making new friends, participants have experienced weight loss, lower blood pressure and increased energy since joining the walking club.

Members of the Mills Milers also receive discounts at Arundel Mills stores and advance notice of Arundel Mills health screenings and events.

Most screenings are offered at times convenient to walkers so they may participate in the free screenings.

Information: 443-755-8773.

College's culinary team plans fund-raiser Feb. 10

Anne Arundel Community College's culinary team is planning a fund-raising dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix.

The dinner, sponsored by the college's Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, features the team's four-course competition menu and vintage wines. The evening includes a team demonstration of competition knife skills.

The culinary team has represented Maryland for the past four years at the American Culinary Federation's Northeast Regional Junior Hot Food Competition, earning silver and bronze medals. This year's competition is April 6.

Team members practice year-round, four to nine hours each week in addition to their full-time apprenticeships and academic schedules.

Monetary needs include costs for weekly food, hotel rooms for the team, registration feels, travel and equipment.

Tickets for the dinner are $75 a person. Make reservations by Jan. 25.

Information: Mary Ellen Mason at 410-777-2707.

Actors being sought for benefit performance

Actors of all ages and experience levels who are strong in improvisation skills are invited to attend auditions for a group that will perform at an "Evening of Improv" on April 6 to benefit the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center.

The evening, with the theme, "Whose Fight Is It Anyway?" is co-sponsored by the Colonial Players, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association and the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center. Open auditions (no registration required) will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Colonial Players annex, 2134 Renard Court in Annapolis.

Information or directions: Joe Thompson, 410-267-6580; send e-mail to joethomp@imaginesongs.com, or Carolyn Sullivan, 410-757-2753.

Insurance administration to aid consumers Feb. 28

The Maryland Insurance Administration, an independent state agency, will help consumers file complaints against insurance companies, answer insurance questions and offer educational materials from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at Anne Arundel County Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie.

The MIA regulates Maryland's life, health, automobile and homeowners insurance industry and investigates and resolves consumer complaints.

Information: 800-492-6116.

Construction means hospital parking changes

Construction at the Comprehensive Cancer Center has prompted parking changes at North Arundel Hospital

Spaces in front of the hospital's lobby are closed to parking as well as vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Also closed are the first row of parking spaces directly in front of the hospital's main building and the first row in the front of the garage.

Patients are being discharged from the main lobby rather than the west lobby during construction.

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