Historical foundation offers volunteer training

April 01, 2002

The Historic Annapolis Foundation is holding volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12, 19 and 26 at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St.

The training is for those already volunteering and anyone interested in learning about the foundation's volunteer opportunities. Each session focuses on a different aspect of the foundation, so people interested in learning about all opportunities should plan to attend every session.

April 12 will provide an introduction to the Historic Annapolis Foundation and tour of foundation sites. April 19 will focus on the William Paca House and offer an overview of the foundation's operational procedures. April 26 will give participants an opportunity to learn about special tours available at the Paca House.

Information, reservations: 410- 267-7619.

Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Hopkins cancer program

Annapolis Bowl is holding its annual charity Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the John's Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends. The event, organized by Annapolis and Kent Island Orthodontics, challenges local dental and orthodontic offices to raise funds for cancer research.

Annapolis-area offices participating in the event include Davidsonville Dentistry; Dr. Dave Dietrick; Dr. Richard Gartner; Dr. Angela Moss; Drs. Lewis, Michael and John Ruland; Dr. Barry Grosshandler; Dr. Carlene Whitney; and Dr. Jay DePol. Patients of these dental professionals interested in being a sponsor can call their offices for more information. Donations can also be sent directly to The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends, The Bunting-Blaustein Building, 1650 Orleans St., Room 252, Baltimore 21231.

Military

Completes training: Marine Corps Pvt. Justin B. Moore, son of Herman Moore of Riva, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Moore is a 2001 graduate of South River High School in Edgewater.

Around town

Weight gain: A free seminar, "10 Non-Diet Reasons for Weight Gain," will be held tomorrow from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the In Good Health Lifestyle Center, 135 Old Solomons Island Road, Annapolis. The seminar will cover factors in weight gain, including stress, prescription medication and hormones. Information, reservations: 410-571-0109.

Baby massage: Anne Arundel County Public Library is sponsoring a baby massage program at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Annapolis Area library branch, 1410 West St. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, a children's librarian with experience in programming for babies using books, music and massage, will teach parents and caregivers basic massage techniques. Other dates and locations for the program are Wednesday at Broadneck library branch, April 10 at North County Area library branch and April 20 at Provinces library branch. Information: 410-222-7371.

Fishing meeting: Free State Fly Fishers will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center on Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville. Carol Stevenson and Norma Kawecki from Chesapeake Women Anglers will speak on "Casting for Recovery." Information: 410-653- 6445.

Horticulture meeting: The Annapolis Horticulture Society will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Norm Highstein and Max Bloom will show a slide presentation on "Focals in the Garden."

Democratic breakfast: The Almost 7:30 Friday Morning Democratic Breakfast meeting will be from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at O'Brien's Restaurant, 113 Main St., Annapolis. Kathleen Niedberding, chairwoman of the Mayor's Transition Teams for the city of Annapolis, will speak. Cost is $3.50. Information: 410-757-1678.

Hunt Races: The Annual Marlborough Hunt Races will take place with gates opening at 10 a.m. Sunday at Roedown Farm on Wayson Road in Davidsonville. Admission is $5 (children under 6 are free) and $10 for parking. Information: 410-798-8275.

Pit race: The Annapolis Striders' 22nd annual Cherry Pit 10-Mile Race will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday at Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave. E., Edgewater. The Cherry Pit race was introduced as an alternative for runners whose entries for the Washington Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run were not accepted. Preregistration ($3 for Striders members, $4 for nonmembers) is due today. Registration the day of the race ($5) will be accepted until 6:30 a.m. Information: 410-268-1165 or www. annapolisstriders.org.

Book signing: The Annapolis chapter of Hadassah is sponsoring a book discussion and signing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 9 at the Borders bookstore in Annapolis Mall. Cynthia Polansky Gallagher will discuss and sign copies of her book Far Above Rubies, the story of Holocaust survivor Sofie Rijnfeld. Refreshments will be provided by Donna's Cafe. Information: 410- 266-5804.

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