The transition between education and the business environment is the focus of a "Day of Caring" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the YWCA Friendship Center, 97-B Langley Road.
Sponsored by the United Way of Maryland and Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust, the workshop is offered for the third year, said client advocate Phyllis Schanken.
The workshop, open to students in the YWCA's clerical training program, provides a forum in which consultants from Mercantile can offer suggestions on interview techniques, job hunting skills and resumes.
Mock interviews giving students get a chance to hone their interview skills will be the day's highlight.
"The interviews help prepare [the students] for how to dress, how to act when they're looking for a job," said Ms. Schanken. "After the interview, they receive positive encouragement as well as suggestions."
For information on programs offered by the Friendship Y, call 768-2500.
The relationship between children and their grandparents will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Drive.
The program is for people of all ages to honor grandparents for past and current contributions to families and society. Several activities are scheduled, including a continental breakfast, games, songs, skits and contests.
Children are encouraged to create a picture or essay on the theme, "Why I Love My Grandparents." Entries dropped off at the church office will be judged. Awards will be presented in several age groups.
E9 For reservations, call the church office at 766-2283.
Jim Donnelley will discuss victim rights at a meeting of the Point Pleasant-Shoreland Improvement Association at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.
Mr. Donnelley, an avid proponent of rights for crime victims, will discuss tactics and offer insight into current and proposed legislation.
Preparations for the annual children's Christmas party and the association's Shrimp Party, scheduled Sept. 23 at Good Shepherd, also will be on the agenda. A limited number of Shrimp Party tickets are available for nonmembers at a cost of $22 per person.
Joan Valenti, association president, reminds members to bring a donation for the food bank.
5) Information: Ms. Valenti at 766-4310.
It's back-to-school night as area middle schools open their doors and welcome parents to meet their children's teachers in a classroom setting.
* Phyllis Cherry, principal at Corkran Middle School, will welcome new and returning families at an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
An overview of the school year will be presented, and parents will be able to visit individual classrooms. Parents also are invited to stop by the school's newly renovated cafeteria. For information, call 222-6493.
* Marley Middle School will also hold a back-to-school night at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Principal John Kozora will give parents an update on school activities and events. He'll also discuss the school's quest for funding to help meet the community's growing demands.
After meeting with the principal, parents may follow their child's class schedule, visiting each class for 10 minutes to meet the teachers and review the curriculum. A schedule form is available for students to complete to help their parents. Information: call the school office at 761-0934.
The United Methodist Women of Messiah Methodist Church will hold a craft fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church hall, 7401 Furnace Branch Road.
Handcrafted items such as ceramics, dolls, wreaths and holiday decorations will be available. A light lunch will be served. Information: Virginia Hann at 761-3575 or Mary Holset at 761-0178.
Information on services, activities and programs at the Pascal Senior Center will be handed out at a new-member orientation at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the center's auditorium, 125 Dorsey Road.
Staff members will answer questions and give tours of the center. The Pascal Center offers social activities, trips, adult education, limited health care and other services to help seniors. Light refreshments will be served.
/# For information, call 222-6680.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church will hold an introductory seminar, Spiritual Direction," at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the parish center, 126 Dorsey Road.
Spiritual directors will be available to answer questions.
The free seminar is an introduction to a four-session program that offers one-on-one direction tailored to individual schedules. Information: Sister Vera Green, 761-5273.
Hands-on activities for the entire family will be the focus of a program from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the North County Library.
The six-week program, known as "Family Fun Nights," begins Tuesday and is for families with children ages 4 to 11. The first night features balloon sculpting. Participation is limited to 80 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Origami for Fun" will be the activity Sept. 26; "Kindermusik" will be Oct. 3; "Christopher Columbus" on Oct. 10; "Hands-On Science" on Oct. 17; and "Haunted House to Go" on Oct. 24.
The library is at 1010 Eastway. For information, call 222-6270.