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News from Anne Arundel County schools and colleges

September 11, 2005

Family workshop looks at alternatives to spanking children

Anne Arundel Community College Family Outreach Network presents "There Must Be a Better Way Than Spanking" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Workshop is free. Information: 410-777-2325.

Martin Barr school to hold scholastic book fair

Martin Barr Adventist School, 2365 Bell Branch Road, Gambrills, will host a scholastic book fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to help raise funds to update and improve the school library. The fair will feature children's classics, current best-sellers and interactive software. There will also be a family event featuring story readings, crafts and activities, plus refreshments and door prizes. Information: www.martinbarr

Literacy council training to tutor adults in reading

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will offer training for people who want to tutor adults in reading. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 at the Severna Park branch library, 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park. A $20 fee includes membership in the literacy council. Registration is required by Sept. 21. Information: 410-269-4419.

AACC open house Sept. 22 on writers' workshops

Anne Arundel Community College will hold an open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 for information on 36 noncredit writers' workshops offered this fall. Classes range from basic skills to professional writing. Open house will be held in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Information: 410-777-2121.

$1,500 goes to scholarship for law enforcement

The Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. of Parkville has donated $1,500 to an annual scholarship at Anne Arundel Community College that helps law enforcement students further their education. AACC student law enforcement majors who have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and who are not employed in law enforcement can apply for the award. Information: 410-777-2203.

Brooklyn Park pupil named top summer reader

Christian Chase of Brooklyn Park was recognized as the top reader in Anne Arundel County in the annual summer reading program sponsored by the Orioles.

Each child who signed up for the program received a bookmark, and those who completed the series of reading and writing activities earned a ticket to an Orioles game. The program also provided incentives to more than 150 libraries in Maryland.

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