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Each year, the Rotary Club of Severna Park honors individuals who devote time to helping others.

This year's Service Above Self winner is Penny Hopkins, a volunteer with the Severna Park Assistance Network, Chesapeake Academy, Anne Arundel Medical Center and Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce.

As a member of the chamber, Hopkins is chairwoman of the fund-raising committee and is co-chairwoman of this year's Fourth of July parade.

President Donna Salisbury and past president Mel Hastings presented certificates of appreciation to the other nominees: Paul Goddard, Connie Johnson and Charles Smith.


Severn school's chorale, madrigal singers and instrumental ensemble will present a concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Drama students will perform an original spoof on the college application process.

Tickets, at $5 each, will include a dessert reception following the performances.

Information: 647-7700.


Come to the gala Casino Night this Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway. Sponsored by the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the evening features games, auctions, dining, live music and raffles.

First prize in the jewelry raffle is a $2,000 diamond cluster ring from Parisi's Diamond Trust. Raffle tickets ($1 each) are available at several Park locations.

Casino Night tickets, which include $10 worth of "funny money," are $20.

Information: 647-2575 or 987-6625.


Youngsters will get the opportunity to study art, science or creative writing this summer if they're in Anne Arundel Community College's Kids in College program.

Two-hour classes, which meet mornings and afternoons from July 12-22 and Aug. 9-19, are planned for youngsters in age groups 3-5, 6-9 and 10-14.

Information: 541-2325.

* The world of electronics is held together with solder. Try your hand at a free 90-minute workshop at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at the college.

For information, call Gail Reese at 541-2758.

* The college's Jazz Ensemble, directed by Eric Richards, will present a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 14 in the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.

The college chorus has also planned a free Sunday concert at 7:30 p.m. May 16.

Information on both concerts: 541-2299.

* When a dog owner leaves home for some fun in the sun, poor Fido is usually left behind.

But all dogs are welcome at the Canine Fun Fest on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date: May 16) at the college's parking lot C.

Enter your pooch in the canine contests -- costume, tricks, owner/dog look alike and relay races -- or watch working dogs demonstrate their skills.

Sponsored by Kinder Pup Inc., the event benefits Pets on Wheels.

Information: 255-6695.


It's tough enough being a teen-ager, without the pain of losing a loved one.

The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake offers a six-week support group for 15- to 18-year-olds from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning May 27.

There are also groups for younger children.

Information: 987-2003.


Volunteers are needed by the American Cancer Society to distribute literature and present information at health fairs.

Training is provided for groups and individuals. Information: 721-4304.

The Telephone Reassurance Program, sponsored by the county Department of Aging, is a great idea and it's free.

At a pre-arranged time, daily phone calls are made to homebound elderly people by members of the Retired Senior Volunteers program (RSVP). If contact isn't made, relatives or neighbors are called. If all else fails, the police stop by and check. Information: 222-6825.

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