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Crofton, the home of a great number of community organizations, is about to get another.

The state Jaycees have launched a recruitmentdrive to establish a Crofton chapter.

Russell Lasner, Jaycees district director, hopes to target Crofton-area members who belong to other chapters and new member candidates. The district office also will ask local businesses to sponsor an employee in the chapter.

The Severna Park Jaycees are providing assistance in getting the Crofton chapter established.

Membership is open to men and women between the ages of 21-39. The chapter will be affiliated with the Maryland Jaycees and the National Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Areas of focus include community development, individual development and management development.

For more information, call Lasner at 627-8913


Crofton Nursery School, a non-profit, non-sectarian cooperative preschool, will hold its open house and registration for the September session at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Steven's Church on St. Steven's Church Road in Crownsville.

The schoolwas established in 1967, and is parent-owned and operated. It is accredited by the state Board of Education.

The school offers morningand afternoon sessions for 3- and 4-year-olds. Because it is built on parental participation, the school offers an opportunity to become involved in your child's education.

Although space is limited, allinterested parents are encouraged to attend. Registration will be held by lottery. The snow date is Feb. 19.

For more information, call Cheryl Shoots at 721-4988.


The Greater Crofton Council, under the leadership of new President Donna Arbogast, will meet tonight at the Crofton Library from 7 to 9 p.m.

A county representative will discuss the impact of the county's new sign-enforcement ordinance,which takes effect later this month.

Kathleen Koch, from the county Department of Planning and Zoning, also will be there to discuss the town-center concept.

Old business to be discussed will be the school board nominating convention, Patuxent River Commission, zoning,county scenic roads, the annual dinner and Fourth of July activities.

If any of these things are of interest to you, plan on attendingthe meeting and letting your voice be heard.


Arundel High School news: All juniors who are planning to apply to college next yearwill need to register for the Scholastic Aptitude test (SAT).

Students who want to take the test on May 2 must register by March 27. Those who want to take the test June 6 must register by May 1.

Registration packets are available in the guidance office.


The Maryland State Scholarship Administration annually awards $3,000 scholarships, renewable for four years, to talented students who attend college in Maryland.

Arundel High School will be able to nominate five juniors to audition in June for these scholarships.

Juniors who are exceptionally talented in music, drama, dance, or visual arts should see the guidance office by March 1 to arrange for an audition.


The Arundel Boosters Club is sponsoring a day trip to Atlantic City on Feb. 22. The cost is $25 per person, but participants get $9 in coins to spend.

The buses will leave Arundel at 7 a.m., drop people off at the Sands, and then be ready to return at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets or more information, call Laura Rolocut at 672-5232.

Theboosters club also is continuing to raise money to build a new concession stand and bathrooms at the athletic facility.

It has more than $500 in hand, and is selling cinder blocks at $10 each. A plaque listing the names of all contributors will be installed at the concession stand. Donations may be sent to Boosters Building Fund, P.O. Box 542, Odenton, 21113.

The club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.


The Crofton Athletic Council will have walk-in registration for the spring sports programs from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive.

Registration fees are $25 for T-ball, baseball and softball; $30for girls lacrosse and cheerleading; and $40 for boys lacrosse.

The annual family fee of $40 must be paid with the sports fee. This will be the last walk-in registration before the $10 late-bird fees go into effect.

All participants must be registered before trying outor practicing with a select team.

If you need further information, call 721-4734 or 261-0196.

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