County Digest

November 06, 2008

Fort Meade Veterans Day

Fort George G. Meade will hold a Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Fort Meade Museum Memorial Plaza, 4674 Griffin Ave.

Navy Commander James Liddy (Ret.), an expert on counterterrorism and critical-infrastructure protection, will be the keynote speaker. Members of the Maryland congressional delegation will read letters saluting veterans and their contributions to the nation's defense. Information: 301-677-1301 or 301-677-1436.

Medical Parkway closed

Medical Parkway, which is on the Anne Arundel Medical Center campus between Pavilion Parkway and Jennifer Road in Annapolis, will be closed this weekend so that construction crews can continue work on a covered walkway across Medical Parkway. The walkway will connect the east and west campuses of the medical center.

Medical Parkway will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow and be reopened Sunday evening. The walkway's shell currently spans Medical Parkway, but is not yet completed. Additional work will occur incrementally into 2009.

Banneker celebrated

The Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis will celebrate Benjamin Banneker's role in the planning of Washington, D.C., with a 277th birthday party and workshop on planning a city Saturday at 84 Franklin St.

Workshops will be held 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 5 to 10 and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8 to 13. The cost is $3 and registration is required.

Children will learn about Banneker's accomplishments and create projects based on Banneker's achievements. Information: 410-216-6186.

Faith Work Day II

A coalition of 15 faith-based organizations will join with Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials to offer a "Partnering For Change: Faith Work Day II," 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bridges Community Center, 8379 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite F, Odenton.

Parents and students can participate in a seminar on grant writing, hear a panel discussion on programs available for high school students, and see a showcase of local programs and partnerships that serve youth and families in Anne Arundel County.

Information about effective parent and school partnerships, High School Assessment exams, church and business partnerships, and parenting in the 21st century will be available.

Boxed lunches will be available for participants who stay for the entire program. The day will conclude with a youth rally.

Admission is a donation of canned goods to go toward Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Harvest for the Hungry -- Kids Helping Kids project.

Registration forms are available at, at 410-222-5354, or at the door.

Centennial Gala planned

The Linthicum Centennial Committee will hold a Centennial Gala 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 15 at the BWI Hilton, 1739 Nursery Road.

The evening features cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Shades of Blue Orchestra will play tunes from the 1940s to the present.

The black-tie optional event includes a silent auction and wine with dinner. A drawing for a handmade centennial quilt will be held. Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Information: 410-456-3019.

Land trust names director

The Scenic Rivers Land Trust has named Sam Shropshire its new executive director.

His first task will be to set up the Trust's new office at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service building at 177 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Suite 402, in Annapolis.

Shropshire was chosen from more than 36 candidates.

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