June 18, 2010
The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable recently announced the winners of their fourth annual Mentoring Poster Contest. All school-age children in the county were invited to submit poster designs that displayed how a mentor has helped a child be a better person. The winning designs will be showcased in Marley Station mall on the second floor between the Footlocker and Oriental Treasures stores through the end of the month. The Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable is an organization whose mission is to match Anne Arundel youth with adults who can offer a quality mentoring relationship, empowering kids, raising their self-esteem and enhancing their career options.
April 11, 2010
The annual Mentoring Poster Contest, sponsored by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable, is under way. Contest is open to all school-age youth in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis who have been in a mentored relationship or who seek a mentor. Posters should show how being mentored has helped the student be a better person. Prizes will be awarded for the best posters in each category, elementary, middle and high schools, that express the contest's theme in the most creative and original way. Posters must be postmarked by May 21. Information and entry forms: call 410-897-9207 or go to volunteerannearundel.
December 21, 2008
Calendar poster contest open to all students The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) is holding its third annual Agriculture in Maryland Calendar Poster Contest. The contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled students in kindergarten through grade 12. Winners will receive a $50 cash award and have their artwork appear in the 16-month 2009-2010 MAEF Calendar. The contest allows students to use their artistic talents to share their understanding of the diversity of Maryland agriculture and the impact agriculture has on daily life.
May 4, 2008
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, in partnership with Contemporary Arts Inc., a nonprofit organization working to advance jazz in the community, will offer a Music and Arts Academy Summer Camp where campers of all skill levels can study instruments, singing and dance. Jazz saxophonist Carl Grubbs will direct the camp. Instruction will be available on saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, drums and keyboards, and in African, modern and tap dance, as well as jazz singing.
April 27, 2008
Fifth-graders from 29 Howard County elementary schools will test their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the second "We the People" simulated Congressional hearings, scheduled from May 13 to June 6. Participating classes will be divided into five groups; each group will deliver four minutes of prepared testimony and field questions. Topics include the founders' basic ideas of government; how the Constitution was written; the three branches of government; the responsibilities of citizens; and how the Constitutions protects basic rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
January 20, 2008
Maryland farmers can help shape the future of agriculture by responding to the 2007 Census of Agriculture report form when it arrives in their mailboxes this month. Conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture every five years, the census is a complete count of the nation's farms and the people who operate them. It looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures and other topics. The census provides the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the nation.