Senior High Mystery Trip is Sunday


Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a Senior High Mystery Trip Sunday. Departure will be from the church parking lot immediately after 11 a.m. worship. Bring play clothes, a bag lunch and money if you want to buy souvenirs. The group will return to the church by 5 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 674-2272 or Christi Cooper at 674-6145 or 551-2032. Permission slips should be filled out and returned before Sunday. Parents who promise to keep a secret can receive more details.


Faith Community Church, 1306 Waugh Chapel Road in Gambrills, is having the Ladies Spring Luncheon at 10 a.m. Saturday. A $4 fee is required. The guest speaker is Paula Muysenberg. Please bring a covered dish or desert, your glue gun, scissors and a friend. A nursery is provided.


The fathers and sons of Cub Scout Pack 663 showed off their creativity and baking skills during a recent pack party. A silent auction bake sale raised money to support pack activities. Ribbons were presented to these Scouts and their partners: Most Original -- Billy Reynolds; Healthy Choice -- Patrick Kane; Most Decadent -- Andrew Carter; Best Theme -- Jason Carter; Most Colorful -- Paul Rogers.

After the cake bake, Cub master Linda Fonteneau conducted the Arrow of Light ceremony, assisted by Boy Scouts Jason Bowen and Billy Yeager. Costumes, music and archery skills highlighted the event. The Arrow of Light award was given to Russell Cosner, C. J. French, Ben Nardone and Craig Pangle. Awards and badges also were presented. Jonathon Bither, Arnold Bush, James Thomas and Troy Wallace received the bear badge. Bradley Clark, Miles Cosner, Eric Rhine and Paul Rogers received the wolf badge.

Russell Cosner, C. J. French, Partick Fulton and Ian Hines received the whittling chip. Jason Carter received the baseball & basketball belt loop. Andrew Carter received the soccer belt loop, pin and letter. Miles Cosner received one gold and three silver arrow points; Bradley Clark received one gold and one silver; Paul Rogers received one gold and two silver. Kellen Alexander, David Campbell, Jeffrey Fonteneau, Brian LaAsmar, Tony McAllister, George Norris, James St. Hilaire, Bobby Yeager and William Yeaton received the compass point emblem. Patrick Mullen received a scholar award. Ben Nardone and Russell Cosner received the world conservation award. Activity Badges were earned by: Kyle Bowers -- handyman, showman, outdoorsman, aquanaut, scholar, naturalist; Russell Costner -- forester, geologist, naturalist, compass point device; Ian Hollingsworth -- scientist, traveler; Ben Nardone -- geologist; Craig Pangle -- geologist; Steven Schaffer -- handyman. Pack 663 is sponsored by American Legion Post 276 and meets the third Monday of each month. For more information, call Cubmaster Linda Fonteneau at 315-8113.


The Parents' Place of Maryland and the Kennedy Krieger National Training Center will present "Addressing Your Child's Sexuality, A Workshop for Parents of Children with Cognitive Impairments." The program will be held from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road in Odenton. For more information and to register, call Debbie Janis at 410-647-2365.


The O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton, is the place to be Saturday if you are a senior citizen and need some help preparing your taxes. People from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The VITA volunteers are well-informed and trained in tax preparation. They will not prepare tax forms that deal with rental property, partnerships, estates, trusts or self-employment income.

Any senior citizen may take advantage of the free help by calling the center for an appointment during its regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The numbers are (410) 222-6227 and (301) 621-9515.


What do Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson and the Arundel High School Wildcat Marching Band have in common? Well, on Feb. 15, Mr. Gibson arranged for the band to play at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, where Ms. Foster was in the first day of filming for her new movie, "Home for the Holidays."

Mr. Gibson arranged for the performance as a "good luck" surprise for Ms. Foster. Not only did Mr. Gibson give the band a special banner to carry, but he also made a generous donation to the band program.


Don't forget the Kindergarten Zoo today from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road. There will be a free parent-child activity hour for children age 3 to 5 who are not enrolled in kindergarten.

Snacks will be provided and child care will be available. Infants must be in strollers or infant seats. Space is limited.

Call 551-5208 for more information.

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