ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, the Odenton Heritage Society initiated the "Buy-A-Block Campaign" to raise money for restoration of the community's first bank.
The restoration was completed in June 1994, and the building now serves as the Odenton Heritage Society Museum.
Thanks to many people, the society has raised more than one-fourth of the money to pay off the construction mortgage. So many have contributed that the museum is running out of display space for plaques that list contributors' names.
The campaign will end in January. Blocks may be purchased for yourself, in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. Names of contributors will be inscribed on the plaques until the campaign ends.
For information, write to the society at P.O. Box 282, Odenton, Md. 21113.
The Odenton Branch Library will sponsor a workshop, "Operating a Family Child Care Program -- Starting out Right,"
The 1 p.m. workshop is designed to give new providers an overview of family child care operations: business basics, working with parents, creating a program and daily schedule, and working with mixed ages.
The event, sponsored by the Maryland Committee for Children, will cost $10 for committee members and $15 for nonmembers. The fee also covers the cost of materials.
Information: Nancy Kohlepp, 410-752-7588.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Odenton Elementary School are sponsoring a Technology Open House to celebrate National Education Week on Nov. 7.
It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Odenton Elementary School, 1290 Odenton Road.
Participants will get a crash course in computer literacy and will learn why the Anne Arundel school system is placing emphasis on technology.
In addition, Kim Babola, an administrator at the Central Office of Instructional Technology, will review the Advanced School Automation Project (ASAP).
The reservation deadline is Nov. 6. Call the chamber at (410) 672-3422.