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If you are scrounging for activities for teens, consider the free film series today and tomorrow at Town Hall.

The films, for Crofton youths ages 11-14, deal with self-esteem, peer pressure and making choices about drugs and alcohol.

Community counselor Linda Smith will lead a discussion before and after the videos.

The program will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the downstairs conference room.

To attend, call Linda at her Town Hall office, 721-2301. Space is limited, so call early.


Healing Journey is an Ecumenical weekly support group for adults whose spouse has died. Meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church on Crofton Parkway.

For more information, call 721-2313.


Us Kids is a support group for children ages 6-13 experiencing family separation, divorce or remarriage. It meets Monday evenings at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road in Bowie.

Parental participation is required and registration is continuing.

For more information, call Janis Thompson at 464-8385.


Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus of Bowie will hold its annual crab feast Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 301 north in Bowie.

For more information, call Chris Taffolo, at 249-4164.


Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn has scheduled an information night Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. All prospective students and their parents are invited to meet with the principal for an informal overview of the school.

For more information, call 969-9105.


Crofton is fortunate to have pretty green areas and sparkling waters to enhance the community. But those attractions require hard work and vigilance.

The Chesapeake Bay is part of our larger neighborhood. By volunteering at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Save the Bay shop in Annapolis, you can help put back a little something.

Volunteers are needed weekdays and Saturdays. Shop hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. All proceeds go toward the foundation's education and cleanup programs.

Information: 268-8832.


Anyone wishing to run for the board of directors of the Crofton Athletic Council must notify nominating committee member Dorie Folstein at 261-3402 no later than Aug. 15. Council bylaws prohibit write-in candidates.

* You still have time to get your child enrolled in the council's soccer and football programs. Soccer is being offered for kids ages 5 and up. Soccer is $30 and football costs $45. For information, call 261-0196, or stop by the Crofton library to pick up a registration form.

* It's baseball mid-season, but it's not too early to think about how you'll coach your child's soccer team later this year.

Crofton Park is the site of this week's soccer camp, which will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday.


The American Cancer Society is recruiting volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program. Volunteers drive cancer patients to and from treatments and doctors' appointments.

For more information or to sign up to help, call 721-4304.


You still have time to contact the Rotary Club of Bowie-Crofton, which is seeking business and professional men and women to visit the Philippines for four weeks in February as part of the Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange Program.

The team from the Philippines will visit this area in May. For information, call Steve Hammond, 721-5236, or Rankin Lusby, 721-2591.

Application deadline is Aug. 1.

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