'Learn to Live' offers free or reduced-rate exams for cancer

Health-care providers from Arnold and Severna Park have joined the county's Health Department in the cancer prevention program "Learn to Live."

Based on a woman's age, family income and insurance, this program offers free and reduced-cost Pap tests, breast exams and mammograms.


Local providers include Anne Arundel Diagnostics; Dr. Clifton A. McClain III; Dr. Kenneth Keyes; Dr. Lawrence Prichep and Dr. Louise DePodesta.

To schedule an appointment, call 410-222-7979.


* A Cancer Alert Town Meeting has been called by the Greater Severna Park Council's Cancer Task Force for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Severna Park High School.

Representatives from the American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel Medical Center, North Arundel Hospital, state and county Health and Mental Hygiene departments and State Council on Cancer Control will answer your questions.

Information: 647-3263.

* Last week, Anne Arundel Community College devoted a day to explaining how businesses can save lives and money by establishing work-site breast cancer screening programs consisting of mobile mammography vans, self-exam classes, resource libraries and community outreach programs.

For more information, call Gladys Siekierka at 541-2480.


The annual CROP Walk is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the 10-kilometer hike, sponsored by the Christian Rural Overseas Program, benefits the Severna Park Assistance Network. Last year, SPAN received $1,250 from the walk.


Following the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail, the hike begins and ends at Jones Elementary School on Hoyle Road near Old County Road.

A project of the National Council of Churches of Christ, the event is promoted locally by the Severna Park Area Ministry Group.

Participants raise money by securing sponsors. Special envelopes are available from community churches. Information: 647-3124.


Registration continues through Oct. 23 for nearly 50 accelerated credit classes that make up Anne Arundel Community College's Term 3.

Covering subjects from accounting to physical fitness, these classes are perfect for the procrastinator who missed regular fall registration.


An array of hotel and restaurant management classes feature bakery production, Chinese and German foods, vegetarian dining and opening a restaurant. Information: 541-2241.


A support group for widows and widowers age 50 and younger is planned for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, at the Severna Park United Methodist Church, Room 208.

Issues facing the younger widow or widower -- dealing with children, returning to the work force and moving on socially -- will be addressed.

Sponsored by the Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake, registration is required by Oct. 15. Information: 987-2129.



Last week's much-needed rain did not bring a smile to the faces of outdoor activity planners.

Forced to reschedule, the Old Mill High School Band Boosters will conduct its Fall Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Southgate Shopping Center on Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie.

To reserve a space, call 923-2119 or 760-5067.

In case of rain, the market moves to the Old Mill cafeteria.