Spend holiday weekend camping in the great outdoors


Members of Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church are out to duplicate success.

Last month, they had a weekend "camp-out" at Camp Harmison in West Virginia. The weather was beautiful, the boccie tournaments were spirited and the singing was stellar (who could forget the group rendition of "I'm a Little Teapot?").

Organizers are making plans for a second weekend in the woods from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5 (Labor Day weekend).

The cost now is $8 per night per unit (camper or tent) plus 50 cents per person per night. Each family is responsible for their camping costs, payable to Christi Cooper, before you leave the camp on Monday.

In addition to your own camping and cooking equipment, participants should bring a dish for Saturday evening potluck dinner and bring for Monday brunch one pound of bacon or sausage, one dozen eggs, fruit for salad and one can of biscuits.

If you've never been to Camp Harmison, you've missed a good time. The camp is about two hours from Odenton, just outside Berkley Springs, W.Va. If you're hesitant about camping, rest assured that Camp Harmison is not what seasoned campers would call rustic.

The Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church is on Murray Road in Odenton. For more information, contact Ms. Cooper at 674-6145, or call the church office at 672-2272.


The Waugh Chapel Elementary School PTA would like to congratulate the fifth-graders who received awards at the promotion ceremonies last month:

The Presidential Academic Effort Award was presented to four students who worked hard to improve their grades: Kayla Broznowicz, Kimberly Ledwon, Amber Madsen and Beth Vladich.

The Presidential Award for Educational Excellence is given to those students who have demonstrated high motivation and initiative, received high scores on standardized testing and received teacher recommendations.

The first group of students received certificates for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or above: David Bowser, Danny Haberman, Jamie Johnstone, Jennifer Korvin, Laura Paolini and Alexis Viera.

The second group of students received a pin and a certificate for maintaining a GPA of 3.8 or above: Garth Collins, Lyneka Maldonado, Diane Newcomer, Edward Nowottnick and Kyle Tribett.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, iextending an invitation to all political candidates to attend an old-fashioned ice cream social at 10 a.m. Aug. 10.

In this informal and fun way, the senior citizens of West Anne Arundel County hope to be able to meet those willing to serve them in public office. Everyone is welcome. No tickets or reservations are required. A call from the candidates' election officers would be appreciated.

* The center will have a skin cancer screening from 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 10. This screening will be conducted by Dr. John LeRoy, a plastic surgeon affiliated with North Arundel Hospital.

The screening is free. Registration is required.

For additional information or to register, please call 222-6227 or 621-9515.


North Arundel Hospital Odenton Medical Center, 1215 Annapolis Road, Odenton, is offering free breast cancer screenings to area women from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

A female doctor will perform the examination and offer information regarding mammography and breast self-examination.

Also on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the center will have free blood pressure screenings and educational information available.

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursdays, the center offers free prostate screenings. Information about prevention and early detection of prostate cancer also is available.

Appointments are required for all screenings and can be made by calling the center at 551-0499.


The Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Maryland Walking Club. Members will gather for their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Perry's Restaurant, Annapolis Road, Odenton.

Come and share dinner with folks who enjoy walking outdoors and discover new friends and a great way to exercise.

For more information, contact Ron Bowers at 551-6396.

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