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Support book fair and stock up on books for winter [Maryland City]

The changing weather provides an excellent opportunity to curl up with a new book and explore the world around us. Make plans to visit Brock Bridge Elementary School's Book Fair Friday, Oct. 24 between 7 and 9 p.m. as the PTA sponsors an evening opportunity for all neighbors to browse and purchase books to fill the upcoming chilly evenings. The book fair offers something for everyone — children's books, books for teens, books for adults, cookbooks, you-name-it. If you miss out on the evening opportunity, visit during the school day through Friday, Oct. 31. Students and families should also plan to stop by the Fall Dance on Friday evening before and/or after the book fair and enjoy some great crafts, food and dancing.

Brock Bridge Elementary School also recognizes Polly Barnes for her years of exceptional work with students. Polly received the Anne Arundel County Public School Volunteer of the Month award Oct. 8 during the School Board meeting. Even without having children of her own in the school, Polly has volunteered countless hours at the school, especially with the Drama Club during the past 15 plus years. Polly's costume creations have adorned many of our children in their various roles on stage and she definitely sparked their imaginations to design costumes of their own as well. Thank you to Polly from the hundreds of parents and students whose lives she touched. Polly received congratulations on Facebook from former parents and current and former students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college and beyond from around the world. She truly is a wonderful and giving representative in our community.

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Monarch Global Academy invites the community to support the school during its food drive to help feed the hungry in Maryland. Drop off non-perishable items to the school through Oct. 31 to help with this worthwhile cause. All items will be donated to help the food banks of Maryland. Monarch also announces that the application process to attend the academy during the 2015-2016 school year opened Oct. 10 and runs through Dec. 24. Applications are being accepted for kindergarten through sixth-grade. Contact the school at 301-886-8648 with any questions on the procedure. Also, mark your calendar to attend one of the upcoming Open Houses scheduled for Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Check out the new school and all it has to offer.

The Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department, located at 3498 Fort Meade Road, holds its monthly Longaberger and Coach Bag Bingo Saturday, Nov. 1. Admission ranges from $18 to $21, depending on the game pack chosen, and additional packs are available for $5. Along with the 20 regular games and two jackpot games, you can also participate in the $100 cash pull tabs, raffles, $300 Mighty Ball games, Basket King Tutt and a 50/50. King Tutt will consist of Longaberger and Coach purses. There will be lots of opportunities to win prizes and cash. The doors open at 5 p.m., so you can choose your perfect seat and enjoy the homemade food available for purchase, including pulled barbecue pork. Games start at 7 p.m. To make reservations, call 301-483-4985, drop an email to mcvfdbingo@yahoo.com or go to MCVFD.org . Enjoy a great night out with friends, supporting an organization that keeps all of us safe.

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Finally, a note about Halloween trick-or-treating. This year's festivities fall on a Friday evening, Oct. 31, so I am sure there will be more participants than ever. Be prepared for visitors between 6 and 9 p.m. as our streets transform to scenes from "Halloweentown." Please make sure your porch light is on if you want to see all of the witches, goblins, ghouls, princesses and superheroes. If you do not want visitors, please turn your porch light off. Parents, please remind your candy-gatherers to only visit homes that are lit and to always say "thank you."  Halloween evening is always a fun time to run into friends and neighbors, whom you don't get to see too often. Even with the kids tugging to visit the next house, take time to say hello and be neighborly to all. I look forward to seeing all of the great costumes again this year.

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