Partners for a Drug Free West County invites parents of young children and teen-agers to take part in its parent-to-parent training program.

Instructors will offer free training to parents in the skills necessary to prevent drug/substance abuse in their children.

The program consists of three mini-workshops offered at hours convenient to the parents. The longest presentation is about 35 minutes;the series can run over several weeks or concentrated into two or three days, depending on the needs of the group.

Workshop groups consist of 16 participants, including the instructor, who leads the discussions.

Those interested should contact Mary Chewning at 768-3066.


The REACH (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help) training program provides students with an extensive background on how drugs affect their health. It also trains older students to help preventdrug use among elementary and junior high school students.

The following Meade Senior High School students participated in the REACH training, which took place Jan. 28 and 29 at Broadneck Senior High School: Jaki Beasley, Matthew Brooks, Zaid Diaz, Kristen Donnely, Michael Fabyanic, James Garrett, Maria Lagares, Chris Prevette, Jason Prevette, Quinton Truxon, Kelly Viglione, Kurt Vossler and Dina Yates.

These dedicated students volunteered two days to participate. Each student was awarded a certificate of completion. These students will function as a resource team to help promote a drug-free community.


The Imaginations Majorettes and Drum Corps will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Super Fresh in Odenton.

Money raised will go toward purchasing uniforms and equipment.


The next meeting of the Odenton Heritage Society will be at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Odenton Library. The guest speakers will be Pat and Ronald Holland of Davidsonville, who will present a slide presentation on "How and Why of Documenting Old Homes and Structures."

You don't have to be a member to attend.

The society has a number ofstanding committees and welcomes anyone interested in helping locateinformation about our community.


There will be a Ladies Spring Luncheon starting at 10 a.m. March 23 at the Faith Community Church, 1306 Waugh Chapel Road (at Route 3 North) in Gambrills.

Guest speaker Eva Cassidy will discuss "Cancer: A Whopper of a Weed in the Bouquet of Life?"

In addition to the guest speaker, a springtime craft will be demonstrated. Bring a covered dish to this very special luncheon. A nursery is provided.

For more information call the church office at 672-3698.


The Anne Arundel Taxpayers Association, District 4, will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Odenton Library.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Curtis Worten. Formore information, call 923-3118 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Century 21 Provincial Realty Inc. will sponsor the next West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce "Business Connection" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at 2622 Annapolis Road, Severn Square Shopping Center, Route 175 and Ridge Road.

Cost to members is $5 with reservations, $8 at the door and $10 for non-chamber members.

For reservations, call 672-3422. The deadline is March 25.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, is sponsoring a special book club meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. This meeting is especially for readers of romance novels.

Linda Shertzer, who writes under the name of Melinda Pryce for Regency Books, will speak on her experiences as a writer. She will give tips in getting started as well as getting published for those interested in writing novels.

The public is invited.

For more information, call the center at 222-6227 or 621-9515.


The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives Club is accepting reservations for the March 21 matinee at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre of "The Heidi Chronicles," a Wendy Wasserstein comedy.

The cost is $38 for an orchestra seat and transportation. The bus will leave the Fort Meade Officers' Club at 11 a.m.

For reservations, call Betty Juba, 721-2492 or Helen McCormick, 721-1736.


Bon Voyageto Ed and Mildred Sievers! They were the winners of the Kiwanis Clubof Odenton Cruise Raffle on Feb. 25.

The Kiwanis Club would like to thank everyone who participated in this raffle and helped make it a success.

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