Boy Scouts to collect food donations for needy CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


On Saturday, Boy Scouts from the Four Rivers District, which includes all Central County Cub packs and Scout troops, will collect food donations left by you at your front door for the Maryland Food Bank. A special bag may have been left at your house.

Sponsored by Giant, WPOC-FM, WBFF-TV, the Maryland National Guard and the Baltimore Skipjacks, the donations last year totaled more than 75,000 pounds of food.

Information: 789-1339.


A long-awaited dream became reality Sunday when the congregation of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church dedicated its new sanctuary.

Construction was completed in 14 months.

The addition to the old church -- built in 1912 -- includes the sanctuary that seats 600, meeting rooms, new classrooms for Woods' child development center and an efficient, kitchen for the preparation of food for Meals on Wheels, the children's center lunches and hundreds of free meals.


Long-distance runners will jump at the chance to enter the Annapolis Striders B&A; Trail Marathon at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

The 26.2-mile race begins at Severna Park High School. The awards ceremony is planned for noon.

Information: 268-1165.


March is a busy month at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop. Spend at least $12 and you will receive a free copy of the shop's cookbook.

On March 17, learn new twists in the art of tying scarves. Celebrate the coming of spring on March 20 at the Dollar Sale. And from March 24 to 27, purchase coats and formals at half price.

Information: 544-0568.


More than 140 representatives from universities, colleges and technical schools will attend Anne Arundel Community College's College and Career Fair 1993, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 17.

Among the presentations at the free event will be "Financing a College Education," "Choosing a College" and "Educational Opportunities for Minority Students; Strategies for Success."

Information: 541-2246.


Thanks to the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, Severn School and Chesapeake Academy, the shirt on our backs can tell the world that we're proud of Severna Park.

Designed by Missouri artist Barbara McClain, the new T-shirt sports a chestful of brightly colored landmarks, and is available at Teetertotter, Be Beep A Toy Store and the YWCA.

Information: 987-6625.


Beginning March 11, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a six-week behavior modification program for its members and spouses called "Freedom from Smoking."

Sponsored by the American Lung Association, the classes will meet at Meridian Nursing Center on Truckhouse Road and are offered at the reduced rate of $25. Information: 987-6625.

Other reduced-rate smoking cessation classes are available throughout the county.

Information: 1-800-638-5574.


Archbishop Spalding High School senior Jeff Paxson has received a baseball scholarship to Towson State University.

The multitalented pitcher, who also was recruited by the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Princeton University, Wake Forest University, and the universities of Arkansas and Indiana, begins his senior season with 73 career hits and 56 RBIs.

Spalding senior Shelly Puhak has been awarded a full scholarship to the College of Notre Dame.


The Pastoral Counseling Ministry at Severna Park United Methodist Church is a source of help for individuals, couples and families from the church and the community.

For information, contact counselor Linda Coolbaugh and center coordinator Dr. Jerry Long at 433-2241.

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