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BUSINESS DIGEST

October 18, 2004

YWCA fund-raiser to benefit programs against violence

Greenberg Commercial is the lead corporate sponsor for the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's fund-raiser "Island Magic."

The sixth annual event is set for 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 5 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville. The YWCA's Men Against Domestic Violence Committee will be the event's host, with proceeds supporting domestic violence programs.

Honorary chairman Brian Gibbons, president and CEO of Greenberg Commercial, announced a $15,000 YWCA contribution at a recent groundbreaking ceremony for its Annapolis Towne Center project in Parole, which is scheduled to open in 2007.

Parenting forum planned for Nov. 6 in Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens and the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women are presenting a parenting forum from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis.

"Real World Parenting, Challenges and Solutions" will feature Sun features columnist Susan Reimer as the keynote speaker. Panel and breakout sessions directed by local experts will address aspects of raising children at various developmental stages.

The commission, created in 1975, is made up of 16 women appointed to two-year terms by the county executive, and serves as a resource and advocacy group for women's issues.

The commission's chairwoman is Barbara Huston of Severna Park. Pre-registration is required. Information: 410-421- 9104.

Greater Crofton Council to hold community forum

The Greater Crofton Council will present its annual community forum from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Village at Waugh Chapel.

A free buffet dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. with briefings by elected and appointed officials, and open forums about education, transportation, environment and other topics.

Audrey E. Scott, secretary of Maryland's Department of Planning, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a 3rd District Democrat, and County Executive Janet S. Owens are scheduled speakers.

Reservations should be made by Nov. 4. Information: 410- 721-5048.

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