$60,000 available for grant programsThe Anne Arundel...


$60,000 available for grant programs

The Anne Arundel County Executive's office has announced the availability of 1993 grant money for community-based drug and alcohol prevention programs.

Non-profit community organizations are eligible to apply for these funds from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP).

DAAPP is accepting applications for the Mini-Grant Program and the County Executive's Drug and Alcohol Summit Grant Program.

Under the Mini-Grant program, approximately $60,000 will be available to develop on-going alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of county government and community members. The proposals will be ranked and grants awarded to the top applicants until all grant funds are expended.

Funding for the Executive's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Summit Grant Program will be decided in November by participants of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Summit. The top five applicants for this grant will be given an opportunity to present their plans and ideas to the November gathering.

Organizations can apply for either of the grants but not for both.

DAAPP will offer a seminar to answer questions and provide assistance for the application process at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 31. Attendance is not mandatory in order to apply for a grant.

The deadline for receipt of grant applications is Sept. 24.

Applications must be delivered to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program office at 33 Parole Plaza, Suite 203, Annapolis, 21041.

For more information contact Nancy Gentile at 222-7295.

Register for courses at county schools

Walk-in registration will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at Annapolis, Glen Burnie, North County, Severna Park and South River High Schools as well as the Center of Applied Technology-North for over 100 various courses from home improvement to boating.

Brochures containing detailed course information are available at all county public libraries, or call 224-5383.

Scholarships offered for the disabled

The Anne Arundel County Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities sponsors the Mary McAlpine Memorial Scholarship to assist disabled people who would like to attend, or are now attending, Anne Arundel Community College.

The applicant's goal should be to find subsequent employment.

7-Information: 541-2307, 266-7941 or 766-1114.

Evening High classes held at area schools

Registration for Evening High School at Glen Burnie, Severna Park and South River High Schools will be held at those schools, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sept. 8 and 9.

Classes will begin Sept. 10.

Additional late afternoon classes, 3:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., have been added this year to the evening high school program at Severna Park and South River high schools.

All three schools will have late evening sessions. The first beginning at 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., the second, from 7:55 p.m.- 9:55 p.m..

It is open to anyone who has not completed high school as well as students currently attending school during the day.

Students currently attending day school must see their counselors prior to registering in evening high school.

For additional information, contact the Anne Arundel County Public School Office of Continuing Education at 222-5385.

Sewing classes offered for adults

"Fun with Kid's Clothing" and "Classic English Smocking" will be offered this fall at Severna Park High School as part of the public school's adult continuing education program.

Each course is designed for the beginner with no sewing experience.

"Classic English Smocking" will teach basic stitches and techniques for creating holiday ornaments and garment design.

It will meet for five Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 29.

"Fun with Kids' Clothing" will demonstrate how to turn ordinary clothing into one-of-a-kind garments using applique, painting, slash and sew techniques, designer trim, ribbons and buttons. It

will meet for five Mondays, beginning Sept. 28.

Tuition for each course is $28.00

Registration forms and course descriptions are available at all county public libraries.

Mail-in registration ends Sept. 11. Walk-in registration will be held at Severna Park High School, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sept. 21 and Sept. 22.

For more information, call 222-5384.

MTA will hear customer complaints

The Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA) will conduct a Listening Booth program for its customers from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sept. 17, in the Anne Arundel Community College cafeteria.

The program provides a way for customers to offer comments and suggestions.

On hand will be MTA information agents, a customer relations representative and two managers.

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