The Crofton Branch library, 1657 Crofton Centre, will sponsor "School's Out!" movies at 2 p.m. April 1 and 24. School will be out for Easter April 1 and for a staff work day April 24.

"Dr. Seuss on the Loose" and "Ben and Me" will be shown April 1. The April 24 movies will be "Dancing Princess," "Dog Watch," "Andy and the Lion" and "Arrow to the Sun." Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to enjoy these free movies.

For more information, call the library at 222-7915 or 261-3909.


The monthly luncheon of the Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. The guest speaker will be Geraldine Willis, Champus representative at Kimbrough Army Community Hospital. She will speak on recent changes in Medicare, Medicaid and Champus.

Reservations are required by March 28. The cost is $6.50 per person, and husbands may attend this luncheon. Make your reservations with an area committee member or chairperson Mae Hudson at 964-8976.


On Feb. 5, MacArthur Middle School students participated in the annual Maryland Math League Contest,which posed 40 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 30 minutes.

Congratulations to the following MacArthur students who placed in the top five in each grade level: Grade 7: 1st place, Darren Burrell; 2nd place, Kara Motonaga; 3rd place, Kristin Daly; tied for 4th, Danielle Lenhard and Markus Sheffield.

Grade 8: 1st place, Raju Shah; 2nd place, Jennifer Canales; tied for 3rd, Curtis Layton, Amy Rutkowski and Cordelia Sperry.

Earlier, on Jan. 26, the MacArthur Math team, with coaches Fran Olow and Robert Baldwin, participated in the second Anne Arundel County Middle/Junior math competition.

In a close match, MacArthur placed second behind Corkran Junior High. The competition featured no perfect papers, but team member Raju Shah wasone of four students to miss just one problem. Other team members were Cordelia Sperry, Jennifer Canales, Delyza Diaz, Milli Carcia, Heather Teitlebaum and Keerti Kharod.


A long-term health care seminar, "Protect Your Assests," will be run from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 8 at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

In a recentsurvey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons, 79 percent of those who expect to need nursing home care incorrectly believe that Medicare will foot the bill. In this free seminar, you willlearn why long-term health care is becoming an issue of extreme concern.

Call 222-6227 or 621-9515 for information or to register.


Tickets still are available for the 2nd annual $10,000 Raffle/Bull and Oyster Roast of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Theevent is scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight April 20 at the Odenton Fire Hall on Route 175. The corporate sponsor is the Halle Cos.

The raffle is limited to 250 tickets; the holder of the last ticketdrawn will take home $10,000 in cash.

Other cash and door prizes,including a trip to Barbados, will be awarded during the evening.

Raffle tickets are $100 each. Bull and oyster roast tickets are $25 per person.

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Office in Odenton, Franklin Printing and Office Supply in Hanover, O'Conor Piper and Flynn Realtors in Odenton and Severn Automotive in Severn.

Call 672-3422 for more information.


The Odenton Kiwanis Club recently had its fourth "Know to Say No" assembly. More than 450 students from Four Seasons Elementary received head bands, pencils, stickers, coloring sheets and other items encouraging them to say no to drugs.

The children were entertained by Stringbean the Clown,who raps about the dangers of drugs.


Cub Scout Den 2 of Pack769, along with other area scout troops, recently collected food forthe needy. Scouts dropped off bags throughout neighborhoods and returned the next week to collect the filled bags.

Den leader Mike Haberman said this year's collection throughout the council area exceeded last year's, with approximately 60,000 pounds of food collected.

The boys in Den 2 meet at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton.

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