Scholarship queen to be picked Sept. 14The...


Scholarship queen to be picked Sept. 14

The Anne Arundel County Fair Inc. will hold its Fair Queen Scholarship Pageant Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Crownsville.

Single women between the ages of 16 and 21 who have been residents of the county for at least six months before Aug. 16 and who maintain a B average based on the most recent report card period are eligible to enter.

The registration deadline is Aug. 16. Registration forms my be obtained by calling 923-2341.

Voters can register through Aug. 15

County residents are reminded that they have until 9 p.m. Aug. 15 to register to vote in the forthcoming elections.

Voter registration applications are available at the following locations:

* The election office in Glen Burnie, 110 N. Crain Highway, Room 305.

* All county libraries

* Most banks and savings and loans

* Most post offices.

The Maryland primary election is Sept. 13.

Information: 222-6600.

Gilchrest accepting academy applications

Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, 1st District Republican, is accepting applications for nomination to the four U.S. service academies.

The deadline is Oct. 30.

Information: 778-9407.

Social Services seeks furniture donations

The county Department of Social Services needs donations of air conditioners, fans, dressers, single beds, cribs, kitchen tables and chairs and other furniture in good condition.

Furniture will be given to families moving out of homeless shelters.

Information: 974-8596.

Historical society to hold crab feast

The Ann Arundell County Historical Society will hold a crab feast Saturday from from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Kurtz's Beach in Pasadena.

Tickets are $23 per person and include all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, beef barbecue, cole slaw, vegetables, watermelon, desserts, beer and sodas.

The crab feast is a major fund-raising event to help the society continue efforts to develop an Interpretive Truck Farm at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum and support the group's Historical and Genealogical Research Center at Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie.

Tickets may be purchased at the Browse and Buy Shoppe at Jones Station Road, the Browse and Buy Shoppe at the Benson-Hammond House, or by calling 437-3693.

Helping Hand seeks air conditioners

Helping Hand Inc. is requesting donations of window air conditioners to help elderly people deal with the heat.

The group is a nonprofit organization that has helped the needy for 25 years.

Helping Hand also needs dinette sets to help people who are trying to live unassisted by the government.

Donations may be dropped off at 82 Clay St. in Annapolis, or pickups can be arranged by calling Helping Hand.

Information: 268-9075.

College classes at neighborhood sites

Anne Arundel Community College is offering more than 150 classes at seven neighborhood schools at the beginning of the fall semester, Aug. 29.

Subjects cover a range of topics as diverse as elementary French and medical terminology.

Academic advising, registration, testing and bookstore services are also available at two off-campus locations: Army Educational Center at Fort Meade and the Arundel Center North in Glen Burnie.

Meade High School offers the widest array of classes, with 64. Central Middle School in Edgewater offers five, and St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, the newest addition to the list of off-campus sites, is home to 12 fall courses. The college is equipping the school with a computer lab to serve area residents.

The five other locations are Annapolis High, 11 classes; Archbishop Spalding, 23; Arundel Center North, 24; and Glen Burnie High, 20.

Students can register for off-campus classes at the Arnold campus, the Arundel Center North or the Fort Meade Army Educational Center.

In-person registration remains open through Aug. 26 at off-campus centers and Aug. 27 at the Arnold campus. Registration is open by phone through Aug. 11, 541-2488, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by fax, 541-2489, or by mail.

Information: 541-2241

Public library board elects new officers

The Anne Arundel County Public Library board of trustees recently elected a new slate of officers:

John D. Newell of Annapolis, president; Mrs. Elmer M. Jackson Jr. of Annapolis, vice president; Mrs. J. Hambleton Palmer of Pasadena, treasurer; Joseph E. Bles of Maryland City, secretary; and Kevin M. Schaeffer of Annapolis, counsel.

New directors of the board's executive committee are Alan G. Levin of Crofton and Marilyn Johnson of Cape St. Claire. Jerry R. James of Severna Park will continue serving as a director.

Arlington Echo Center offers swim lessons

The Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, at 975 Indian Landing Road in Millersville, has openings in a "Learn to Swim" program for children ages 3 to 11

The 40-minute classes will be held weekdays for two weeks. Two sessions are available: Session I, July 25 to Aug. 5; Session II, Aug. 8-19.

A skill screening and orientation session will be held the Saturday before each session begins.

The cost is $35 per child and $30 for each additional sibling.

Information: 222-3822.

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