Meade Senior High School will conduct an orientation for incoming ninth-graders at 1 p.m., Aug. 29, in the auditorium.

Students and parents are invited to meet the staff, watch a slide presentation, tourthe school and get opening-day information.

For more information, call the school at 674-7710.


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" from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 20, at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.

The business workshop is the second of a series planned for 1991-1992.

Speakers from state and federal agencies will discuss their programs. Richard Waesche, chief of the county Bureau of Solid Waste, will discuss hazardous and solid waste disposal, landfills and regulations. Thomas Neel, director of the county Department of Utilities, will address what can safely be discharged into the water. Susan Wierman, deputy director of the Maryland Air Management Administration, will explain the Clean Air Act and other regulations.

The luncheon speaker is Lori Scozzafava, director of recycling for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Her topic is

"How to Set Up Recycling Programs for Your Business."

The seminar fee -- $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members -- includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Call the chamber at 672-3422 for reservations. Deadline is Aug. 13.


Several interesting presentations are planned over the next several weeks at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

Carl Pogar will discuss how to get great shots from your camera. This workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, is free, but you must bring your own supplies.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 13, Helen Belka, a health-insurance counselor, will be available by appointment to review forms and bills as well as answer your questions.

If you are a fisherman or just enjoyfish stories, come to the center at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. Tom Goodspeed, an area sport-fishing reporter, will share his expertise.

Formore information or to make reservations for any of the center presentations, contact Ann Marie Remillard or Erma Taylor, 222-6227 or 621-9515.


The Kiwanis Club of Odenton is sponsoring a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds supporting community service projects such as the Odenton Health Center, O'Malley Senior Center, the Junior and Senior High School bands and its own Boy Scout Troop 721.

Each year the club also sponsors five major service projects for children, with a total commitment of more than $5,000.

The projects include participation in the Odenton Halloween parade, Annual Talent Show, Academic Excellence Awards and $500 and $250 scholarships that are awarded to twomembers of the Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club.

The biggest project ofthe year has been the "Know To Say No" anti-drug assemblies. The programs help educate students in

kindergarten through fourth grade about the dangers of drugs and avoiding peer pressure.

The club hassponsored four assemblies, with three more scheduled for the fall. By the time they are completed, more than 3,000 children will have been given tools to fight drugs.

Kiwanis bylaws require all money raised to be put back into the community.

To purchase a raffle ticketor to find out more about the Odenton Kiwanis Club and its projects,call the incoming president, Vince Ortiz, 674-4298.

The drawing will be Dec. 16 at the Kiwanis Building.

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