Arundel Datebook

August 27, 2002

Today

Crabbing regulations: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a hearing on three proposed regulatory changes for the blue crab fishery at 7 p.m. at the Tawes office building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. 410-260-8008 or 410- 541-8411.

Identity theft: County police Officer Donald Clime will conduct a program on identity theft at 10:30 a.m. at O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. Participants will learn to protect themselves from identity theft when paying bills, making bank transactions and using credit cards. 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

Candidates forum: A meet-the-candidates session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Democratic Hall, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road. 410-761-1769.

Back health: A discussion on back fitness, back stretches, anatomy, back awareness and proper posture will be held at 9 a.m. at Brooklyn Park Senior Center. 410-222-6847.

Lecture: The state Department of Aging has scheduled a lecture on medical advance directives from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Arnold Senior Center. 410- 222-1922.

Tomorrow

Campaign forum: The NAACP will sponsor a candidates forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St., Annapolis. The forum will observe the 39th anniversary of the March on Washington and offer candidates for lieutenant governor, comptroller, Anne Arundel county executive, state's attorney and sheriff a chance to share their views on issues facing the community. The forum is open to the public. 410-974-1089.

Thursday

Craft workshops: Annapolis Senior Center will hold a workshop for the Holiday Bazaar from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the center in Eastport Shopping Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. 410- 222-1818.

Friday

Democratic club: A representative of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's campaign will speak at this week's Almost 7:30 Friday Morning Democratic Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at O'Brien's Restaurant, 113 Main St., Annapolis. The cost is $3.50. 410-757-1678.

Future

Five-mile run: The Annapolis Striders will hold its Dawson's 5-Mile Run beginning at 8 a.m., with a one-mile fun run starting at 8:05 a.m., Sept. 8 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road and Benfield Road. Register by mail or download entry form at www.annapolisstriders .org before Sept. 1, or on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Pre-entry is $3 for Striders members; $4 or nonmembers; all race day entries are $5. Fun Run entries will be $1 on race day. Participants must sign a waiver. 410-268-1165.

Therapeutic riding: Maryland Therapeutic Riding will begin an eight-week autumn therapeutic riding and hippotherapy session from Monday to Oct. 26 on Old Herald Harbor Road in Crownsville. The session is for individuals with special needs. Riding times are available Tuesday through Thursday mornings, Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings, with slots available for new riders. Scholarships are available to qualified riders. The winter session will be held Nov. 11 through Dec. 14. Volunteers are needed to help conduct the sessions. 410-267-8900.

Season opening: Photographer John Horn of WildCatNip Photography in Annapolis will hold a discussion on digital photography at Arundel Camera Club's 2002-2003 season opening. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Room G144 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the school. Instructional and demonstration lectures are presented and monthly competitions are held. 410-544-1742.

Green thumb meeting: The Annapolis Horticulture Society will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 at its new location, Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave. Parking is available at the rear of the church. 410-263-2053.

Genealogy meeting: The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Speakers Jean Russo and Mark Letzer will lead a discussion on The Diary of William Faris, 1792-1804: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith. The meeting is free. 410-256-4028.

Mediation workshop: The YWCA of Annapolis is offering a workshop, "Mediation for Separation/Divorce and Family," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. The cost is $5. Registration is required. 410-626-7800 or 410-974-0084.

GOP club: J. Michael Collins Jr., a candidate for the House of Delegates, will speak at the Elephant Club's breakfast meeting, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Anne Arundel County Realtors Office, 555 Benfield Blvd. in Severna Park. The cost is $4. The public is welcome. 410-647-2004.

Dancing: The Community Center, a nonprofit organization, will offer ballroom dancing classes from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 6 at the center, 623 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The cost is $48 per person for 6 weeks. Basics and variations in samba and tango will be taught. 301-262-8010.

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