Police council to hold meeting Wednesday


The Northern District Police Community Relations Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern District police station at 939 Hammonds Lane. A representative of the Anne Arundel County Police Special Operations Section will be the speaker.

Acting Capt. Dennis Wheeler will also give a report of the activities in the Northern District. If you are interested in what is happening in your community or would like to voice a concern to the Police Department, you are invited to attend.

Information: 789-5160.


Vacation Bible school at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., continues today through Friday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This year's theme is "Awesome Adventures: God's Amazing Deeds." Classes are available for children age 3 through junior high and also for adults. Everyone can look forward to stories, music, arts and crafts and much more. Nursery care is provided for children under age 3. Information: call the church at 355-7295.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will sponsor its vacation Bible school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. beginning Aug. 7 and continuing through Aug. 11.

This year's theme is "Turnabout Paul." Classes will discuss the story of how God's love changed a man named Saul.

Classes are available for children age 2 through eighth grade and for adults. Children should bring a clean T-shirt with them the first evening. For more information, call 789-3688.

* The last "Wonderful Wednesday" will take place at 6:30 p.m. A supper of ham and cheese sandwiches will be served at 6:30 p.m., with "The Magic of Steve Gambrill" at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the family fun. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost.


The last program to be sponsored by the Summer Reading Program at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

hTC The program, "KinderCarol," is geared toward preschoolers through third-graders. Children will join in a miniconcert featuring acoustic guitarist Carol Kositz.

Registration is not required for the performance, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

& Information: 222-6260.


A representative of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will be at the Service Center from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay.

The center will provide information and assistance to retired federal employees and their families about annuities, health and life insurance, beneficiary changes, taxes, and survivor and death benefits.

, Information: (410) 969-5980.


Harbor Hospital Center News: As you continue to enjoy the outdoors, the hospital would like to share a few summer safety and treatment tips.

If you get stung by a bee or wasp, immediately elevate the affected area and put ice on it. If the insect has left its stinger behind, gently remove it by rubbing the surface of the skin where it is lodged. Do not squeeze it with tweezers.

Baking soda or over-the-counter medications may help relieve itching and reduce swelling. If you experience wheezing, a throat-closing sensation or hives, have someone drive you to an emergency room.

Ticks tend to live in high grass, bushes and wooded areas. If you plan to go hiking or camping, wear a hat, long-sleeve shirt and pants. When you return home or back to your camp site, thoroughly check for ticks.

If you find one, remove it immediately. Using tweezers, gently pull the tick away from the skin until the entire tick is extracted. If part of the tick still is beneath the skin, go to an emergency room. Even if you think you've removed the whole tick, monitor the area for a few weeks. If a reddish ring or rash develops, see your physician immediately.

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