Last Friday, students at MacArthur Middle School were visited by Fred "Rerun" Berry from the television show, "What's Happenin' "

Rerun is spreading the word about the importance of staying in school andaway from drugs.

MacArthur students recently participated in the fourth annual Poetry Contest in conjunction with National Library Week. Students submitted 159 entries for judging, and Jennifer Price was awarded the grand prize. Honorable mention went to 16 students: Lisa Baugher, TiffanyBrisco, Allen Butts, Elizabeth Durham, Wendy Finnegan, Mark Goss (two entries won), Kim Gray, Nakisha Matthews, Sean McNeil, Lorie Meade,Melaney A. Pouli (two entries won), Markus Sheffield, Heather Teitelbaum, Gini Tibbals, Jerry Weldon and La'Shonda Zachery.


The Greater Odenton Improvement Association will meet 7 p.m. May 15 at theOdenton Fire Hall, Route 175. The county's Department of Planning and Zoning will present a "Comprehensive Review of Growth in the Greater Odenton Area and Town Center."

Kathleen Koch, assistant planningand zoning officer, will give an overview of growth in the Odenton area. Sandy Speer, a

demographics expert, will summarize demographic and growth trends. Joe Elbrich, environmental and special projects administrator, will summarize the environmental side of processing. Roland Davis, transportation specialist, will provide an overview of transportation issues and road projects. Frank Ward, development administrator, will present a look at total development, including permitsapplied for and issued in our area. Shep Tullier, comprehensive planning administrator, will summarize recent legislation. Bruce Galloway, consultant for Odenton Town Center and Community Design, will discuss what Odenton's future.

The public is welcome to attend this meeting.


The Waugh Chapel Elementary School Parents Association will be having a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school. A baked goods table will also be set up.


The Kiwanis Clubof Crofton will be conducting its 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament May 20 at the Crofton Country Club.

The $75 entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, soft drinks on course, beer at halfway house and dinner.

Several contests, such as long

est drive, closest to the pin, putting are scheduled and Kiwanian and Foundation Vice President Bill Burlison will offer up to a total of $10,000 in cash for the first hole in one, on three of the four par three holes.

Registration is noon, with tee off at 1:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner for non-golfers is $20. Proceeds benefit Crofton Kiwanis CommunityService Programs.

For more information, call Tony Cannetti at 721-2711.


The Gambrills Teen Club is sponsoring a bike-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at Francis Station Park. Bikers will use a new path in the park so that they will not have to ride in traffic.

All participants will receive a certificate; participants with $25 or more in pledges will receive aT-shirt and participants with $75 or more in pledges will receive a T-shirt and tote bag. All proceeds will go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

For more information and sponsor sheets, call 923-6997.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Hayward Baker Inc. will sponsor ahalf-day workshop, "Federal, State and Local Legislation, New and Pending Laws and Their Impact on Business," from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.

The workshop is the first ofa series planned for 1991-1992. Kevin Meath from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Charles Krautler from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and 4th District Councilman David Boschert will be the speakers. Following the lunch, Krautler will discuss "Trends of the Future, What Issues Will Affect Business."

The cost is $25 per person for chamber members and $30 for non members. Deadline for reservations is May 8. Call 672-3422.


The Odenton Shopping Center Merchants Association will sponsor a "Grand Reopening" for the shopping center on May 3 and 4. This event will include displays from area charitable and non-prof

it organizations, face-painting for the children, displays from the county police crime lab and prizes.

If you are involved in a non-profit organization and would like to set up a table for this event, contact Carol McNemar at 674-8419.


The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club has scheduled a trip to the Hawaiian Islandsduring July 18-27.

Costs range from $1,916 per person for an inside cabin to $2,294 for an outside cabin. Prices are based on double occupancy of a stateroom. Single and other cabin types are subject to availability upon request.

Prices are based on air fares in effectJuly 30 and are subject to change.

Optional hotel extensions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The trip is open to all ROWC members and friends of the military community.

Information:Betty Juba, 721-2494.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, is host for the first presentation in the three-part National Arthritis Month series, "Live Well With Arthritis," from 11 a.m. tonoon May 12.

For more information, call the center at 222-6227 or621-9515.

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