In the "I can't believe it's here already" department: today is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. You needn't decide today who you're going to place your faith and hope in, but if you want a voting voice and you're not registered, you must get your application in by 9 p.m. tonight, or mail it today so it will be delivered by 4 p.m. tomorrow.
According to the Board of Elections, all county libraries will have registrars in attendance until closing time today to help voters register.
And speaking of voting, the next regular meeting of the Severn River Association is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building on Bladen Street in Annapolis. The program features a debate on the environment between 1st Congressional District candidates Wayne T. Gilchrest and Tom McMillen. the debate is open to the public.
Voting or working for a candidate or cause that's important to you is one way to have a voice. Carol Gahres, of Annapolis, has found another. Deeply moved by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew, Ms. Gahres sought guidance from state and federal relief agencies, then drove to Homestead, Fla., armed with a camera, some information forms and a mission. The result is "Adopt a Hurricane Andrew Family."
Ms. Gahres has found more than 15 families who have specific needs in the wake of Andrew.
Her "Adopt a Hurricane Andrew Family," program allows you to do something for a specific family. These are people with real faces and definable needs.
Ms. Gahres has discovered several chain stores with locations in Maryland and Florida. She has arranged for gift certificates to be purchased here and redeemed for merchandise in Florida. She has packets of information on each family, complete with pictures and a form filled out by the family, specifying its needs.
This is a superb opportunity for your family, office, church, or service club, to be of help and to know precisely where your help is going. Ms. Gahres can be reached for more information at 266-8289.
From Anne Arundel Medical Center comes notice of an open house tomorrow in observance of national Nuclear Medicine Week. The open house will feature tours of the hospital's nuclear medicine facilities and demonstrations of state-of-the-art equipment. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 267-1574.
* Also this week, on Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a free depression seminar and screening at the hospital's health education center at the Medical Park campus. For more information or to register, call 267-1486.