Career Workshops at YWCA Women's Centers deal with self-exploration,skills identification and research tools, resume writing, job-hunting strategies and interviewing techniques.

The fee is $40 for all six workshops, interest testings, interview rehearsals or video, access to the INFORM system, employer and career information and individual career advising.

There is a sliding fee scale, starting at free tuition, for displaced homemakers and those over age 30 who have lost their main sourceof income through separation, divorce, death or disability of a spouse.

YWCA membership, which costs $20, is required.

Information:267-6020, 268-5093, 956-4340 or 798-4040.


The Displaced Homemaker Program addresses practical support for the changing needs of women.

The Annapolis YWCA Women's Center program isdesigned to help anyone over 30 who has primarily been a homemaker recover independence following the loss of income through separation, divorce or the death or disability of a spouse.

It offers job-search support, interest testing, career-related workshops and tuition assistance.

Since the program began in 1979, it has helped more than 1,700 women.

Fees range from nothing to $40, depending on income, plus a $20 YWCA membership. A displaced homemaker need not pay for membership.

Information: 267-6020.


The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland is looking for volunteers in Anne Arundel County.

Work with a single family in their own home to help them develop problem-solving skills and to build the self-confidence of the parents.

Provide information that will help parentsdiscipline their children without abuse and relate to their childrenin a healthy way.

Act as a role model, a supportive friend, understanding advocate and caring companion during twice-weekly visits.

The next training session takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, and

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Information: (301) 576-2414.


The Annapolis Power Squadron has announced that 36 students passed its winter safe-boating course. This brings the number of graduates to more than 65 this past fall and winter.

In addition, six teen-agers completed the course to become eligible for their Department of Natural Resources boating operation permit.

The course covered all phases of boat handling, including seamanship, equipment and government regulations, charts and aids to navigation, use of the compass, piloting, marine radio telephone operation, and other topics.

It is partof the squadron's ongoing public service efforts.

The course willbe offered again in early October; time and place to be announced.

Information: 849-8887.


The Severn River Association, which is approaching its 80th anniversary, has expanded to 95 community organizations. Among

the groups that have just joined the SRA are the Indian Landing Community Association, Cecil Avenue North Community Association, Historic Annapolis Foundation, Carriage Hills Property Owners Association and the Venice Beach Citizen's Association.

To mark this anniversary, the SRA will sponsor a celebration at St. John's College Francis Scott Key Auditorium on April 29.

In addition, there are also 675 regular and patron members (couples or individuals) in the SRA. To join, send $10 for annual dues to Box 146, Annapolis 21404. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. each third Tuesday of the month in the lobby of the conference room of the TawesState Office Building in Annapolis.

Information: 267-8647.


The Annapolis Jaycees, in cooperation with theU.S. Naval Academy, are the sponsors of the Anne Arundel Special Olympics April 20 and 21.

There will be swimming and track and field competitions.

Volunteers are needed to help out on Sunday.

If you would like to make a donation, write to the Annapolis Jaycee Foundation, P.O. Box 248, Annapolis 21404.

Information: 757-7650.


The Anne Arundel County Family Day Care Associationcontinues to offer a free child-care referral service for licensed providers and families in need of child care.

Openings are available for infants, toddlers, and school age children, for before- and after-school care.

Information: 647-7708.


There are still a few openings left for artists and crafts workers whowould like to rent space with the fourth "Celebrate Annapolis Wine, Food & Music Festival," which takes place June 8 and 9. The organizers are especially interested in crafts and artwork that reflect Maryland's heritage and lifestyles.

Based on previous festivals, over 10,000 people are expected to take part in the event.

The festival will take place on the banks of College Creek at St. John's College. Parking is free. In addition to the wines, food, music, arts and crafts, the festival will feature rowing, wind-surfing, and remote-controlled miniature yacht racing exhibitions.

Write to Celebrate Annapolis Wine, Food & Music Festival, c/o HCA Music Promotions, P.O. Box 2983, Annapolis 21404.

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