Spring arrives in Central County like a beautiful, young woman moving through the mist of our dearest memories.
You are invited to adopt a flower bed along the B&A; Trail. Volunteers are responsible for supplying plants and tending them. Contact Ranger Dave DeVault at 222-6244.
It may be spring, but at Anne Arundel Community College it's time to register for summer classes. The schedule is designed to fit around vacation plans.
The first term's six-week session runs from May 30 to July 6. The eight-week session runs from May 30 to July 20.
The second term's eight-week session runs from June 20 to Aug. 10. The third term's six-week session runs from July 10 to Aug. 15.
The college also will offer 25 tele-course classes.
Registration will be held at the Arnold campus through May 27. Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 541-2241.
Admission advisers are meeting this month with high school students interested in attending Anne Arundel Community College's summer and fall courses.
The advisers will be at Severna Park High School Tuesday and at Broadneck High School April 27. Other school visits are scheduled for May. For more information, call 541-2531.
A pair of job fairs for summer, part-time and full-time employment will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Anne Arundel Community College.
Employers from several fields will take applications, hold interviews and hire students, alumni. Law enforcement and criminal justice employers will recruit from noon to 4 p.m. in the Florestano building on the west campus.
Applicants are advised to dress for success and bring a resume. For general job fair information, call Bob Schweriner at 541-2202. For law and criminal justice information, call Natalie Ballard at 541-2512 or Sarah Garrett-Sanders at 541-7368.
A mixed-media show by artist Dave Moreland continues through May 17 at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery at Anne Arundel Community College.
Mr. Moreland, a former art instructor at the college, will be honored at a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 at the gallery. For more information, call 541-2510.
Debbie Knight and her 25 Arnold Elementary School third-graders are concluding a year of learning that included an emphasis on animal studies. Last week at a reception for parents and guests, the students gave the SPCA a check for $154.
The students earned the money by taking turns taking home the class pet: a stuffed squirrel. Each child wrote about his or her imaginary adventures with the squirrel. The stories were compiled into a book, which parents could buy.
Candi Nilsson and Rosemarie Houch from the SPCA were guests at the reception.
Hospice of the Chesapeake has received a federal grant of more than $17,000 to care for people with AIDS. The grant was made possible by the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency Act (C.A.R.E.) of 1990.
"Hospice has always been committed to caring for people, regardless of ability to pay," said hospice president Erwin Abrams, "but we are a community-based agency with limited financial resources. This money will certainly help us meet the needs of terminally ill people with AIDS in our community."
Last year, 35 people died of AIDS in Anne Arundel County. There were 92 reported cases last year, an increase over the previous year of more than 50 percent. For more information about the hospice's programs, call 987-2003.