School starts in a little more than three weeks. It's your last chance to enjoy the summer fun and activities at the West Arundel Swim Club.  Learn a new life skill by participating in adult swim lessons offered Aug. 5-8. Lessons are free to new members, $15 for returning members and $35 for guests. Make plans to enjoy the next potluck on Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m. Members cost $2 and guests are $5. Don't forget to bring a tasty main dish and a side dish or dessert with you to share with everyone. On Aug. 15, join WASC for Kid's Movie Night for youth ages 10 and under. Enjoy the pool early and then hang around for a movie beginning at 9 p.m. On Aug. 16 from 6-9 p.m., Youth Night for those ages 11-17 returns to the pool. The theme and price for members and their guests will be posted at the pool earlier that week.

At the annual West Arundel Swim Team Crab Feast on Aug. 10 from 6-10 p.m., enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs, Maryland crab soup, chicken, burgers, corn on the cob and more. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50. The crab feast and swim are open to everyone – you do not have to be a member or guest to join in the fun. Tickets go on sale Aug. 4 at the pool; see Suzanne to purchase your ticket. For information and prices, call the pool at 301-725-9831 between noon and 9 p.m. 

Congratulations to the West Arundel Swim Team on another fun season. The team experienced some great competition at all levels throughout the season with many close meets. The swimmers' abilities improved throughout the season and their hard work and top-level competition led to the breaking of many team records. The team also enjoyed outings on a pirate boat cruise for the 10 and under group and a late evening of laser tag for the older swimmers. Congratulations to new record holders Michael Venit, Olivia Clark, Ryan Webb, Kellianne Venit, Peter Moyer, Jay Venit, Jake Harkcom, James Oslund and Jason Schneck. These individuals, along with Henry Wright, Andrea Sturgis, Emmy Wright and Michala Roundtree, represented the Aqua-Ducks well at this year's Prince-Mont Swim League All-Star meet. Congratulations to all on a great year!

Don't forget about registering your youth for a fall sport. Registration for flag football, cheerleading and soccer teams continues. Participants do not have to live in the Maryland City subdivision to take advantage of this youth organization. For more information on flag football, which cost $65 per player, contact Dave at dacintrons@rocketmail.com; for cheerleading, which cost $75 per participant, contact Jess Deinlein at j_deinlein@yahoo.com. MCRC Soccer registrations are still being accepted by mail on a first-come, first-placed basis. Costs are $60 for ages 3-6 and $105 for ages 7 and over, both as of Sept. 1. Registration forms for all MCRC Sports can be downloaded at http://www.mcrcsoccer.venitsports.com.  For more details, contact my husband, John, at dpws@aol.com or 301-725-7711. 

Finally, don't miss out on the next Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department's Coach and Longaberger Basket Bingo on Aug. 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. Purchase dinner before the games begin at 7 p.m. Admission costs start at $15. In addition to the regular games, there are also two jackpot games, two King Tutt pull tabs, two prize raffles and one 50/50 cash raffle. Mighty Balls and Pull Tabs for cash prizes are also available. Reservations can be made at mcvfdbingo@yahoo.com, 301-483-4985 or on the MCVFD Facebook page. Come out to support our local fire department and have some fun with friends. 

Enjoy the final days of summer and I'll see you at the schools or on the fields soon. Remember to send me any great news you hear about in the community so we can recognize the unique talents of all our residents.