The United Way provides a variety of substance-abuse prevention and treatment services in Anne Arundel County. These services range from individual counseling and substance abuse-related delinquency prevention services to comprehensive, family-focused services targeted toward suicide prevention.

Among the programs the United Way supports is the Annapolis Bywater Boys and Girls Club. This group provides delinquency, school drop-out, and drug-abuse prevention services to 350 area youths.

Information: 547-8000, Ext. 362.


Joggers and bicyclists are welcome to the U.S. Naval Academy from 6:30 a.m.to sunset. After entering through Gate 1 at the foot of King George Street, or through Gate 8 off Route 450, visiting cyclists and joggers must use roads and sidewalks next to the sea walls ringing the academy, on Hospital Point, and the stretch of Decater Road from the new Alumni Hall to Gate 8.

Academy faculty and staff who ride bicyclesto and from work may use any gate on the academy grounds.

All cyclists on academy grounds are required to wear officially approved safety helmets. In addition, cyclists, joggers, and walkers must wear reflective clothing when it is dark or during conditions of reduced visibility.

Headsets, roller skating, roller blading and skateboarding are all prohibited at the Naval Academy. The only exceptions permitted would be for residents in housing areas.

Regular visiting hours at the Academy are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or sunset (whichever is later). Visitors in cars should enter through Gate 1; walkers are welcome to enter through Maryland Avenue's Gate 3. Entrance for vehicles through Gate 8 and through Gate 3 is limited to drivers with Department of Defense identification cards or decals on their cars.

Gates 1and 8 close each night to all traffic at 10 p.m. except on Saturday,when they remain open until midshipmen liberty ends.

Gate 3 remains open 24 hours a day.


Intrax, the International Training and Exchange is bringing 25 English-speaking French exchange students to Severna Park, Arnold, and Annapolis during the month of July.

The students will be studying U.S. culture, lifestyles andlanguage, and are looking for American families to be their hosts.

During their stay, the students will be involved in a variety of educational activities. They will meet about four days a week, go on trips and attend sporting events. Host families are also welcome to attend if they wish.

Families will provide a bed and meals for their students and treat them like a member of the family. All students have their own spending money and are fully insured.

Information: 974-0408.


The Paint and Powder Club Inc. has designated the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland to receive theproceeds from its annual variety show, "Frankly Speaking," which takes place at 8 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College. Tickets are $25 per person.

The center, which helps families in Anne Arundel and other counties, is a non-profit program for volunteers trained by qualified professionals. The volunteers work with abusive families and at-risk families in their own homes to break the patterns of abusive behavior by teaching people to be better parents.

The center also acts to provide community education andtraining in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention.

Information: (301) 576-2414.


Information on full-time and part-time job vacancies at the U.S. Coast Guard yard and the supply center in Curtis Bay can be obtained by calling (301) 636-7777, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Recorded messages at this number will also provide additional information on obtaining application materials and allow applicants to speak directly to a recruiter during normal business hours.


The 1991 Memorial Day Parade and Antique Fire Equipment Muster will take place, rain or shine, at 2 p.m. May 26.

Starting at Aquahart Road, behind Harundale Mall, the parade will travel along that road west to Crain Highway and turn right. The reviewing stand will be in front of the Glen BurnieImprovement Association Hall, between Central and First Avenue.

Information: 766-6760.


The Anne Arundel County Family Day Care Association offers a free referral service to all families in this county in need of licensed family day care.

All providers licensed in Anne Arundel County who are also members of this association may request inclusion with the referral service.

A variety of openings are available for infants, toddlers, and before- and after-school day care.

Information: 647-7708.

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