Health agency to spread anti-smoking message at 2 area malls


"Smoking Stinks" is the message the county Department of Health wants to impress on youngsters during "Tobacco-Free Teen Days" this weekend at two area malls.

Free posters, stickers and brochures will be distributed from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Marley Station movie complex.

At the Glen Burnie Mall on Saturday, disc jockeys from Annapolis radio station WRNR will distribute "Smoking Stinks" T-shirts, music prizes and cancer prevention information from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Program material was developed by the health department with the assistance of local teen-agers.

For information, call the health department's Learn To Love line, 222-7979.


Nominations are being accepted for the annual Richard H. Carter Memorial Award.

The award, sponsored the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, is presented to a Glen Burnie resident who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism within the community. Nominees must live in the 21060 or 21061 zip code.

Richard Carter was a member of the association for more than 40 years and also made contributions to the community through his work with the Glen Burnie volunteer fire company, North Arundel Hospital and the annual Glen Burnie carnival. After his death in 1990, the improvement association instituted the award to honor his commitment to the community.

Nominees will be evaluated on the type and length of volunteer service and impact of their work on the community.

This is the fifth year the award has been given. Previous winners are Pat Kasuda, Katherine DeGrange, Barbara Moeller and Henry Hein.

Nominations are due by May 1. The presentation will be made at the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade on May 21.

To receive a nominating form call Moeller, 766-1920, or Kasuda, 768-1581.


The Parent Involvement Center at Oakwood Elementary School is having another round of classes and seminars for parents of county school students:

* "Parent Child Communication: Part 3," 7 to 8:30 tonight.

* "Parenting Young Children: Part 7," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

* "Next Steps: The Transition Series" 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11.

* "Infant and Toddlers Parent Support Group For Young Parents," 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 15.

* "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 16, 23 and 30.

"Answering Your Questions About HIV/AIDS and Other Health Concerns," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

March 22.

* " Healthy Families: Make-It/Take-It", 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29.

The center, at 330 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie, also provides limited counseling and referrals.

Information: 222-6429.


A review and approval of the 1995-1996 budget is on the agenda of the Point Pleasant/Shoreland Improvement Association at 7:30 tomorrow at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

President Joan Valenti reminds residents of the Point Pleasant and Shoreland communities that May 1 is the deadline for submitting applications for 1995 scholarships. The association offers two $1,000 scholarships every year to students of families living within the association's boundaries.

For information on the meeting or the scholarship call Ms. Valenti, 766-4310.


Boy Scout Troop 780 is having a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association hall, 19 Crain Highway.

The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. A vegetarian sauce is also available.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free.

Proceeds from the dinner will be applied toward the troop's High Adventure trip this summer to the Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico. During the 10-day trip, the Scouts will visit the Air Force ,, Academy, an Indian reservation and face the challenge of a 60-mile hike through Philmont, in northeastern New Mexico.

The troop is working hard to raise the $900 per Scout needed for the trip. The boys are required to raise the money as a group, said parent volunteer Len Bender.

"These guys are having a ball. It's a lot of work to get ready, raising the money, but it also promotes teamwork, working for a common goal," said Mr. Bender.

The troop is sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association.

For information on the dinner or the troop's activities, call Mr. Bender, 768-3570.


"Luck Be A Lady" for student actors when the Old Mill Patriot Players present "Guys and Dolls" at 7:30 p.m., March 16, 17 and 18. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 19.

Set in New York City during the 1950s, this romantic comedy by Frank Loesser and Damon Runyun includes memorable musical numbers such as "A Bushel and A Peck," "Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat" and "Marry the Man Today."

Cast members include: Katy Kirby as Miss Adelaide, Kelli Linnell as Sarah Brown, Steve Moulds as Nathan Detroit and Jack Seghetti as Sky Masterson.

Tickets are $6.50; $5 for students; and $3 for children 5 and under.

For additional information, call 969-9010.


David Dionne, superintendent of the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Park, will be the speaker at the meeting of the Glen Burnie chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, 7434 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Mr. Dionne will discuss the new "Baltimore-Washington International Biker-Hiker Trail" and the effect of the proposed extension of the light rail on the trail system.

Retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend.

For information, call 761-2934.


The South Glen Burnie Coin Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 on Dorsey Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 so members may examine the items for the monthly club auction.

For information, call Jim Osborne, 766-2574.


Country Club Estates Recreation Association has several openings for the rental of its community hall.

For prices and dates of availability, call Dave Martin, 761-0317.

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