Recreation council will hold registration Sunday for fall sports


The Gambrills Odenton Recreation Council will hold registration for all fall sports from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the council park lower concession stand. This will be the last registration before football teams are formed.

Fees are $35 for one child in a family, $10 for the second and $5 for each additional child. For soccer, contact John McConville, (410) 923-6251, clinic soccer Bill Hesgard, (301) 621-0952, football Earl Jenkins, (410) 672-7012 and for registration information call Charmane Smith, (301) 621-7821.


Come join the fun at summer reading program events at West County libraries.

At 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. July 26 at the Odenton Branch Library and at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. July 27 at the Crofton Branch Library, Mandy the Clown will be entertaining children from preschool age to grade 3. Join Mandy for a magic treasure hunt and surprises.

Meet Jamal Koran the story man at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 27 at the Provinces Branch Library. Jamal's collection of ancient and contemporary African and African-American stories and songs appeals to the entire family. Expect to be captivated.

For more information call the Odenton Branch at (410) 222-6277, Crofton Branch at (410) 222-7915 or (301) 261-3909 and the Provinces Branch at (410) 222-6280.


Tomorrow night, the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce and six other area business organizations, will sponsor the Batter Up Business Mixer.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. with a picnic at Rip's Park Place off U.S. 301 in Bowie and continues with a visit to nearby Prince George's Stadium to see the Bowie Baysox play the Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets for chamber members and their guests are $15. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are $10, and children five years and under get in free.

The mixer, which will be held rain or shine, is open to the public. For more information, call the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at (410) 672-3422 or the Crofton Chamber of Commerce at (410) 721-9131.


The O'Malley Senior Center welcomes grandparents 50 and older who are responsible for raising their school-age grandchildren to a focus group meeting at 1:30 p.m., July 31 at the center.

Dr. Nancy M. Pinson-Millburn, a senior consultant at the Center of Human Services Development of the University of Maryland, will conduct a study session on the physical and emotional health needs of grandparent care givers and their grandchildren to develop health and social policy recommendations for new laws.

Anyone wishing to take part in this important project can register by calling the center at (410) 222-6227 or (301) 261-9515.

The center is at 1275 Odenton Road.

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