The sale of tickets to the St. Patrick's dinner-dance under the sponsorship of Knights of Columbus Keough Council has begun.

This annual gala will be at 8 p.m. March 16 at Corrigan Hall adjoining St. Joseph's Catholic Church off Odenton Road.

The menu includes a full-course dinner, with hors d'oeuvres available before and after the meal. In addition, chips, pretzels, setups,whiskey sours, beer, coffee, rolls and dessert are included in the admission price of $16 per person.

The "Wall of Sound" will providedance music.

Door prizes will be awarded at different intervals throughout the evening.

Those who are looking for a delightful evening are invited to call Will LaPierre, 672-2801, to make reservationsfor a memorable experience.

Proceeds from this fund-raiser will assist the organization in planning its charitable program for the year, which is one of the major tenets of its constitutional obligation.


The Severn River Association is our nation's oldest organization dedicated to the preservation of a river. On April 29, the association will celebrate its 80th anniversary.

Plans are in the worksto make this a memorable celebration for its members and guests. Theassociation has 647 regular/patron (individual and family) members and 92 community association members. It is the largest Anne Arundel County civic organization.

The association was founded on April 29,1911, with 32 charter members, whose strong commitment to preserve the natural resources of the Severn River watershed has been diligently carried out over the past 80 years.

The association invites anyone interested in the conservation of the unique natural heritage of the Severn River to become a member.

Membership is open to individuals, families and community organizations. As a member you will receive a copy of the minutes of monthly meetings.

If you would like tobecome a member, send your name, address and type of membership to Severn River Association Inc., P.O. Box 146, Annapolis 21401. A patronmembership is $25, regular membership is $10, and association memberis $30.


On Feb. 13, 21 Meade Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from Meade Senior High traveled to Old Mill Senior High School for the annual Region IIC Competitive Events.

SteveHamrick placed third in Accounting I, Tae Kim placed second and Young Choe placed fourth in Business Calculations, Anisea Gaschler placedfourth and Sheri Nichols place fifth in Business English.

Tyler Wilson was first in Introduction to Business, Angela Heller placed first in Job Interview, Paula Watts placed fourth in Keyboard Applications, and Lisa Gatdula placed fifth in Advanced Keyboard Applications.

Michelle Branche placed first in Machine Transcription, Melissa Bequillard was second as Ms. FBLA, Brenda Best placed first in Office Procedures, and Jennifer Gruhala placed first in Public Speaking.

Students who won first and second place will go on to compete with students from all over the state of Maryland at the Maryland State FBLALeadership Conference in Hagerstown in April.


The Fort MeadeRetired Officers' Wives' Club has planned a "Spring Fling" dinner dance at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. A new band called "Sugar Beat" will provide the music.

Tickets are $22.50 per person, which includes dinner and dancing. For reservations call Norma Thompson, 987-4868, or Bertha Nechey, 551-9027.


A macrame chair workshop will be conducted from 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. March 18, 19 and 20 at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

Evelyn Garbe and Shirley Hess will assist the group in making a lawn or lounge chair by working around an old frame that students provide.

Registration is required by March 6. Supply fee is $12. For more information, call the center at 222-6227 or 621- 9515.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will introduce new seminars for Chamber members beginning March 19.

"Personal Development" is the theme of the 1991 Breakfast Seminar Series, said Mike Feraci of Many Happy Returns Inc. and chairman of the Business Developments Committee, which planned the series.

"We will begin with a program presented by speakers from Dale Carnegie titled "How to Win Friends and Influence People," which focuses on personal development in human relations.

The breakfast seminar series, which will be offered four times in 1991, will run from 8 to 10 a.m. and include a continental breakfast at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. Future programs include stress management with Dr. Maria Simonson, director of health systems forJohns Hopkins; motivating employees with David Briggs, The Sprague Co., and time management with Elizabeth Swanson, assistant director oftraining for the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development.

The cost for each seminar is $7.50 for chamber members and $10 for non-members. There is a special offer available to those who attend the entire series -- four for the price of three.

For more information call the chamber at 672-3422.


The Anne Arundel Taxpayers Association for District 4 will have a meeting at 7 p.m. March 15 at the Odenton Branch Library.

The guest speaker for the meeting will be Curtis Worten.

For more information about the association or the meeting, call 923-3118 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Troy Clark, a first-grader at Odenton Elementary School, may not beable to dance the Maypole like the sixth-graders, but he can throw ayarn ball into a can and do a great job at it.

That is what he and his first-grade class performed at the Odenton Physical Education Show on Feb. 26.

Scarf juggling, bouncing basketballs and even a hula hoop competition were some of the events in this evening of activity coordinated by the physical education teacher Deborah Shacklock.

Last fall the students participated in a superfit competition, withVicky Vint winning the Superintendent Award, which consisted of fivetests including sit-ups, chin-ups, flex stretch, mile run and skin fold. Vicky won with a score of 90 percent.

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