October 26, 2007

Democratic panel seeks to fill vacancy

The Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee is seeking to fill the vacancy left by one of the three members who represent legislative District 31.

Jamison Moody resigned this week, and the committee plans to replace him Thursday in Annapolis.

Applicants must be registered Democrats who live in District 31, which includes Glen Burnie, Brooklyn Park, Pasadena and part of Severna Park.

Resumes are due Sunday and should be mailed to the committee at P.O. Box 487, Glen Burnie 21060, or e-mailed to secretary Anne Sieling at annesieling@mac.com, or chairman Kory Blake atkblake@afscme67.org.

Information: 410-269-1604 or annesieling@mac.com.

Help asked on altar for Mexican holiday

Faculty and students at Anne Arundel Community College are seeking the public's help in creating an altar to recognize the traditional Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

The holiday, celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, honors the living spirit, lives and community of loved ones who have died in the previous year.

The college's exhibit, One in the Spirit: Days of Remembrance, will honor departed friends and family members by using items associated with them. There also will be a display dedicated to the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting and those who died in Hurricane Felix in Honduras and Nicaragua.

Planners are seeking people to help assemble the altar in the gallery of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, or to donate or loan decorative squash, pumpkins or mums.

A reception will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

To sign up or for information, contact Thomas Wayne Edison at twedison@aacc.edu or 410-777-1955.

Institute to offer course on Israel

The Jewish Learning Institute will offer a six-week course designed to combat what it considers young people's "Israel apathy" starting next week in Annapolis.

The institute says the Mideast peace conference planned for Annapolis this fall will refocus attention on Israel weeks after the release of a study that found half of American Jews younger than 35 are comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state.

Information: 443-321-4628 or rabbi@chabadannearundel. org.

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