Judges to choose winner of duck stamp competition

April 02, 2002

Judges will select the winner of the 2002-2003 Maryland Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Design Contest on Saturday at the Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel.

Thirty-eight artists from around the state have submitted designs for the state's $6 duck stamp, which is required for waterfowl hunters.

Proceeds from the sales go to waterfowl research and habitat improvements.

Information: www.dnr.state. md.us/wildlife/duckstamp.

Around town

Genealogical society: The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will hold its annual banquet meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Kaufmann's restaurant, 329 Gambrills Road, Gambrills. Alan R. Walden of WBAL radio will speak. Reservations: 410-255- 6506.

Ceremonial planting: The State Highway Administration will hold a ceremonial planting at 10 a.m. April 10 at Route 198 and Old Annapolis Road, Laurel. The event is part of a highway beautification project. Information: 410-841-1001.

Democratic club: The 33rd District Democratic Club will meet at 6 p.m. April 18 at Dough Roller Restaurant, Route 3, Crofton. County Executive Janet S. Owens will speak.

Mock horse race: Anne Arundel County's eight Rotary clubs will sponsor a mock video horse race, Rotary Raises Stakes for Charity, on April 20 at Laurel Park. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a van that will visit preschools, day care centers, senior centers, assisted-living facilities and homes. Information: Pat Kasuda, 410-768-1581; or Bill Royer, 410- 263-2662, Ext. 23.

Golf fund-raiser: Discovery School, 1021 Route 3, Gambrills, will hold a miniature golf tournament April 20. The session for children and their parents will begin at 10 a.m. The session for adults will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the morning session, which includes lunch, door prizes and gift bags. The cost is $25 for the evening session, which includes a buffet dinner with beer and wine, door prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the school's library. Information and tickets: 410-721-2914.

Earth Day: Horizon Organic Farm and Education Center in Gambrills will observe Earth Day on April 21. Hayrides, animal demonstrations, storytelling, a presentation on endangered species and classes are planned. Admission is $6 for ages 12 and older, $4 for ages 3 to 11, and free for 2 and younger. Information: 410-280-5451.

Reunion: Plans are under way for a reunion of Arundel High School's Class of 1967. Class members are asked to contact Ann Henderson at 410-729-0995 or by e-mail at hannhenderson@aol.com. Representatives from the classes of 1966 and 1968 also are asked to contact Henderson.

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