Does a Valentine's dance appeal to you? Here are two that you might like to attend with your loved one.

The first one is a fund-raiserfor the Arundel Cooperative Nursery School. It is sponsoring a Valentine's dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the Lake Shore Fire House.

Admission is $10 per person and will include beer and set-ups. Door prizes, an auction, money wheel and a 50-50 raffle will be featured.

The musical entertainment will be by the Bayliners.

Call Cyndi Jalonski for tickets at 360-9564.

The second is a Valentine's dinner/dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of the Ferndale United Methodist Church.

The cost is $15 per couple and is open to ages 18 and up. A lasagna dinner is planned.

Married couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows in the sanctuary with Pastor Susan Duchesneau officiating.

This event is sponsored by the Young Adults and the United Methodist Youth Fellowship. FUMC is located at 117 Ferndale Road. To reserve tickets, please call the church at 761-2800.


The District 32 Democratic Club ishaving a club meeting and dinner Feb. 20 at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Hall. Dinner is at 7 p.m.; the meeting is at 8 p.m. The menu willbe beef tips over buttered noodles, vegetables and dessert. The costis $4.

State Sen. Michael Wagner will discuss local redistrictingand swear in the newly elected club officers: Lucy Decker, president; Valerie Serio, vice president; Becky Baker, secretary; Russell Gracie, treasurer; and Charles Provonche, sergeant at arms.

Those on the board of directors are: Mel Baker, Earle Bopp, Evelyn Kellner, Julia Miller, J.T. Perry, Genny Provonche, Frank Rezac and David Zinn, past president.

Guests are welcome. For additional information, call 859-1719.


The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons 3850 will have a Valentine's Potluck Luncheon and Party atnoon tomorrow at St. Christopher's Church Hall.

Games, a cake walk and musical entertainment are scheduled. Prizes will be awarded.

The Valentine party is for members only and will replace the regularmonthly meeting.

The Notables, the entertainment group from AARP Chapter 3850, will begin practice for their spring program at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher's Church.

For information, please call the group director, Charles Haslup at 859-1850.


Five studentsat North County High School have been recognized for achievements.

Tonya Kolodziejski was a semifinalist in the 1992 Coca-Cola ScholarProgram.

Sandra Rudy won first place in local and district competition and was first runner-up in the State Voice of Democracy Contest. She also took third place for the presentation she gave on the U.S.Constitution in a competition sponsored by the American Legion post in Crownsville.

Greg Coughlin won second place, and Sheronda Johnson took third place in the local Voice of Democracy Contest.

Anthony Walker won the Rhodes Trophy for being named the county's outstanding football player.


Parents, if you have not already joined the North Glen Elementary School PTA the membership deadline is March1.

Dues are $2 for a single membership or $3 for a family membership.

Money can be sent into the school office to the attention of Nancy Mason, PTA membership chairwoman.


Last year around thistime, you may remember I wrote about Helen Del Broco, a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Linthicum Heights Chapter 2244.

Twelve years ago she suggested that the AARP collect soap slivers for the Peace Lutheran Church, which sent them on to Third World countries. More than 1,600 pounds of soap had been collected in that time. If she got any new bars of soap, she sent them to St. Philip Neri Parish, which delivered it to Our Daily Bread in Baltimore.

Because the doctor has ordered her to cut back on activities, Helen has had to turn her "soap lady" duties over to Sue Woehlke. Sue has collected 30 pounds of soap the first month on the job and looks forwardto continuing the worthwhile project.


Do you know an adult who cannot read, but is embarrassed to ask for help? The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council is sponsoring free reading lessons for adultswho want to learn.

For information, call 553-0809 or 974-8750.


The Anne Arundel County Parent Educator/Resource Center is offering a complimentary course for parents of students with disabilities.

The introductory course, "Understanding Special Education," willtake place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25 at Severna Park High School.

For more details about the course, contact Susan Eisele at 721-5556.

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