From concerts to food drives, holiday celebrations abound


A NUMBER of our community groups and schools are having holiday celebrations this week.

Unity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is having a Christmas celebration from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday at Van Bokkelen Elementary School.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Lewis Anthony, pastor of #i Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, who will lead a rap session.

A food, clothing and toy drive will be held during the Christmas celebration. The congregation, working with Van Bokkelen Elementary and Principal Rose Tasker, hopes to help at least 45 people. The school is at 1140 Reece Road in Severn. Information: 329-5625.

Arundel Middle School will have its winter concerts this week. The instrumental concert will start at 7 p.m. today, and the winter choral concert will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Information: Arundel Middle, 674-6900.

Nichols Bethel United Methodist Church will have its live Nativity from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. A program of carols, Scriptures and refreshments will be presented. Nichols Bethel is on Murray Road, off Route 175 in Odenton.

Information: (410) 674-2272.

The music students from Odenton Christian School will present a concert at the O'Malley Senior Center from 10: 30 to noon Monday. The center is at 1275 Odenton Road.

Officers' wives lunch

The Retired Officers' Wives' Club will have a luncheon at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.

The deadline for reservations is Jan. 2 and can be made by calling Helen Smith, (410) 465-5474.

A casualty and retirement service officer will talk about retirement benefits.

Libraries seek volunteers

County public library branches are looking for volunteers to help library users with the catalog, to locate books to send to other branches, to unpack and shelve donated books and magazines for processing, and to repair and cover books. The librarians also need help from computer literate volunteers. Some branches may need volunteers for evenings and weekends.

To find the needs of the library nearest you, call the Crofton branch at (410) 222-7915 or (301) 261-3909, the Odenton branch at (410) 222-6277; and the Provinces branch at (410) 222-6280.

Pub Date: 12/17/96

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