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The Greater Odenton Improvement Association's general membership meeting is set for 7:30 tonight at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Hall. At the meeting will be Ardeth Cade, newly appointed planning and zoning officer of Anne Arundel County.

Also tonight, members will vote on the board's nomination of Norman Myers to fill the seat vacated by newly elected president, Mary Chewning. His acceptance of the presidency will create a vacancy at his current position of first vice president. The board of directors voted to appoint Sara (Sally) Shoemaker tothe position. Shoemaker's acceptance of the first vice presidency will result in a vacancy on the board of directors, but the board has voted to appoint Bert Rice for the position.

All three appointments must be confirmed by a majority of the members present at tonight's meeting. Only current members with established voting privileges will be permitted to vote.


The Odenton Elementary faculty and staff will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and performance of "Retro Roc," a history of rock 'n' roll. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in the school cafeteria, with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call the school at 674-7093.


The Black Studies Union at MeadeSenior High is sponsoring "Anthology III, Here and Now," at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school. This program consists of poetry, gospel music, dance and visual presentations portraying important African-Americans from the 1980s and 1990s. Students organized the program, with the help of faculty sponsors, Bernice Cooper and Barbara Bragg. The cost is $3 per person, and tickets may be purchased at the door.


The Odenton Heritage Society has produced a set of postcards depicting scenes from Old Odenton. Included are pictures of Silver's Store, which was the old Odenton Post Office; the Murray Hotel, which stood where Rieve's Store now is located; and the Naval Academy Junction Railroad Station.

The cards have been made on high-quality stock and are available for mailing or as a keepsake. They are $3 perset of six, and may be purchased at Odenton Office Supply, Elsie's Deli, Appliance Village, Rieve's Store, the MARC Rail Station, JermansIGA and Daisy Salon.

The Odenton Heritage Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the properties, buildings and fixtures that have historical significance to the Odenton community.


The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club's monthly lunch is set for 11 a.m. March 3 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club. The Mad Hatters Contest will be the feature. Two prizes, of gift certificates from Hecht's, will be awarded in each of three categories: Most Original, Prettiest and Funniest.

Reservations are required, and the cost is $7 per person. To make reservations, call Mae Hudson at 720-1085 no later than noon Feb. 27.

The club is also sponsoring a tour of the White House Feb. 26. The cost is $15 per person, and the bus leaves the Officers' Club at 7 a.m. For more information, call Betty Juba at 721-2492.


The Republican Breakfast Club of District 4 is planning a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Kaufmann's Tavern in Gambrills. The cost is $3.50 per person, and reservations are not needed. The theme will be "Meet the Congressional Candidates." The public is invited.

For further information, call WesSaunders at 923-6729.


Faith Community Church is sponsoring aseminar on "The Family," March 1 through March 4.

Seminar leader Phil Myers is the father of nine children, an experienced Bible teacher and lecturer. At 8:15 and 11 a.m., the seminar will focus on "Developing Communication"; at 9:50 a.m., "Ingredients in a Good Marriage"; and at 6:30 p.m., "Father: Spiritual Leader in the Home."

At 7 p.m. March 2, the theme will be "Discipline is . . ." At 7 p.m. March 3, the topic is "Using Peer Pressure to Your Advantage." On March 4, the 10 a.m. discussion will be "Wife, Mate, Mother and Me," and at 7 p.m, "Family Worship and Family Fun."

Faith Community Church is onWaugh Chapel Road and Route 3 north in Gambrills. For information, call the Rev. Ed Regensburg at 672-3698.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, is offering help with the preparation of income taxes.

Trained volunteers are available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are necessary.

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