The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Hayward Baker Inc. will sponsor a half-day workshop, "Environmental Issues: Practical Information You Need to Know," Aug. 20 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.

The workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is the second of a series planned for businesses in 1991-1992.

The county will have two speakers. Richard Waesche, chief of the Bureau of Solid Waste, will discuss hazardous and solid waste disposal, landfills and regulations. Thomas Neel, director of the Departmentof Utilities, will discuss what can be discharged safely into the water.

Susan Wireman, deputy director of the Maryland Air ManagementAdministration, will explain the Clean Air Act and other regulations.

The luncheon speaker is Lori Scozzafava, director of recycling for the state Department of the Environment, who will discuss "How to Set Up Recycling Programs for Your Business."

There is a fee, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Call 672-3422 for reservations no later than Aug. 13.

* The chamber will sponsor a Small Business Forum from 5 to 6 p.m. July 25 at the Golden Flame Lounge, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The topic will be "Retaining Employees."

Dianne Turpin, director of the county Department of Aging's Senior Employee Referral Service, will lead the discussion.

The Small Business Forum is a guided, open discussion that lets businesses help each other. There is no charge to participate, but reservations are requested by next Tuesday and can be made by calling the chamber office.


Professional puppeteer Shirley Johannesen Levine will perform "Puppets and Poems" at 2 and 3 p.m. Monday at the Crofton Branch Library.

Levin uses mime, music, make-believe and all sorts andsizes of puppets to stretch children's imaginations and share her special magic. This is a special event for the whole family.

No registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 16-20.

The cost is $235 per double-occupancy and $290 per single-occupancy.

The package includes transportation, motel accommodations for four nights, breakfast, lunch and full-course dinners at Wildwood's finest restaurants.

Daytime activities feature a visit to Wildwood's boardwalk, a visit to historic Cape May, a cruise aboard the Delta Lady, the Crest Pier Show and a tour of Philadelphia.

Evening activities include a cocktail party, dinner and dancing, a dinner theater party and a trip to an Atlantic City casino.

A $50 deposit is required to confirm reservations; thebalance is due by Aug. 2.

For further information, call Betty Juba, 721-2494.


This week will be a very busy one at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

* From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, county police Officer Guy Della from the Crime Prevention Division will present a multimedia program on how to avoid being a victim.

* From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Ray Van Swearingen, a local attorney, will explain Medicare/Medicaid insurance programs.

* From 1 to 2:30p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, learn how to disguise a room freshener as an old-fashioned girl, with just a few stitches. Class fee is $5. A list for extra supplies will be provided at time of registration.

For more information on any of the center's activities, call222-6227 or 621-9515.

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