Officers' group to hold bowling event


The Fort Meade chapter of the United States Army Warrant Officers' Association will hold a President's Day bowling tournament at noon Feb. 20.

All National Guard, reservists, military retirees and Department of Defense employees are invited to attend the event at the Fort Meade Bowling Center.

Registration is limited to the first 250 entrants and will be accepted until 11 a.m. the day of the tournament.

The Master's Division has an entry fee of $25, which includes lane and shoe rental. The Open Division has a $15 entry fee.

All profits will be used by the warrant officers' group for community projects.

For more information, call 923-2049, 677-2049 or 551-8329.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a half-day workshop called Community-Based Marketing from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Piney Orchard Visitors Center, 2400 Stream Valley Drive in Odenton.

Participants will learn how to use demographic information to target their markets, about resources available from the county and ways to promote a business and creative marketing ideas.

A discussion of West Anne Arundel County history and the development of a West County "holiday" also will be covered. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included.

The cost is $35 for chamber members and $60 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made by calling Marcia Hall at the chamber office, (410) 672-3422.

The chamber also will have a community networking night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21 at the Odenton Fire Hall.

The free event is to give organizations and agencies the opportunity to introduce themselves and explain their services. Last year, 19 groups participated.

If you or your group would like to reserve a table, call Marcia Hall at (410) 672-3422 by Feb. 15. A list of participating organizations will be available by Feb. 24.


St. Joseph's Church in Odenton will begin the second season of "Renew" Feb. 26.

The six-week series was developed last year after church members realized that requests for food and clothing from people in the community continued to grow.

This session, which will be during Lent, is titled "Our Response to the Lord's Call."

Participants will assess phase one of the program and determine how best to meet the needs of their neighbors and improve community outreach.

For more information, call the church office, 551-9238.


An area boy took a top prize at the Big Wheels Miller Motor Sports Race on Jan. 15 at the Expo Center at Fort Washington, Pa.

Kyle Lear, the son of Barry and Donna Lear of Odenton, was a winner in the 7-9 age division. Last year, he won in the 5-6 year division.


The North Arundel Hospital, Odenton Medical Center is adding two services.

The Odenton Eye Care Centre will open this month and the practice of Dr. Marc Gasbara, a dentist, and Dr. Robert Winnard, an orthodontist, should open in March.

The Odenton Medical Center is at 1215 Annapolis Road (Route 175). For more information about the types of services offered, call 672-0000.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton, will sponsor a program on skin care and makeup from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22.

Beauty consultant Gloria Taylor will demonstrate how proper skin care and makeup can help us feel good and look good. This is not a sales promotion.

The program is free, but advanced registration is required.

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


Faith Community Baptist Church, 1306 Waugh Chapel Road in Gambrills, is holding a sweetheart's banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dinner will be cooked by the men of the congregation, with music provided by Phil and Lori Bodkin.

The cost is $15 per couple or $10 for guests. For tickets, call the church office at 672-3698.


Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton will have a spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 1.

The menu consists of spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad bar, dessert, coffee, tea and punch.

The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12 and no charge for children 6 and under.

No tickets will be sold after March 26.

To purchase tickets, contact Owen Cooper, 674-6145, Dolores Bell, 551-5784, or the church office, 673-2272.


Congratulations to the Arundel High School Math Team, which is undefeated this year in the Anne Arundel Community College All-County Math competitions.

The events are held on Saturdays throughout the school year.

The team took first place again Jan. 21 and was the only county high school to achieve a perfect score.

Team members are: Dylan Baker, Brian Bayne, Matt David, Patrick Farr, Michael McKnight, Greg Miller, Benjamin Rogers, Allan Tong and Ivan Tong.

In the individual competition, two team members, junior Michael McKnight and senior Allan Tong earned high scores and received the Apple Award.

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