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Area Presbyterian, Catholic churches holding Lenten programs


PASTOR JON FREGGER of Crofton's Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church is leading a Wednesday evening study series for the next six weeks on the topic, "And Jesus Taught Them: Discovering How to Pray."

The sessions will be held from 6: 15 p.m. to 7: 15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The program will begin with a light supper. Audrey Spolarich will assist the pastor.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is inviting parishioners to the parish hall at 6: 45 p.m. Fridays for meals of soup, bread and good conversation.

Stations of the Cross will be held at 7: 30 p.m.

IEP workshops

The Parents' Place of Maryland and the Exceptional Family Member Program of Fort Meade are presenting a series of workshops for the families of students with disabilities at the Army Community Services Building on Fort Meade.

The programs are not restricted to the military, but are open to any family member of a child with a disability.

The next workshop, "Writing Successful IEPs," will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 11. IEP stands for Individual Education Plan, which lays out how children with disabilities should be taught.

The topic for March 25 is "Love as a Method for Teaching Children with Autism." The topic for the final session April 8 is "Advocating for Your Child."

Registration is required.

Information: Janet Barrow at Fort Meade, 301-677-5590, or Debbie Janis at Parents' Place, 410-712-0900.

Tobacco-Free Kids Week

The Anne Arundel County Health Department is offering activity planning kits for Tobacco-Free Kids Week, March 15-21, through its new Web site, www.smokingstinks-aaco.org. Kits also are available through the Learn to Live line, 410-222-7979.

The kit contains ideas for anti-tobacco activities for all age groups, tips on publicizing events and an order form for free Tobacco-Free Kids Week supplies, such as stickers, note pads, pencils and other items.

Besides ordering a kit, visitors to the Web site can discuss tobacco on a bulletin board, take a self-scoring quiz on teen-age tobacco use, play a game called "Kick-a-Butt" and check links to other teen-age smoking prevention sites.

Tobacco-Free Kids week is part of the department's Learn to Live cancer prevention campaign. More than 130 groups have requested activity planning kits.

Student athletes

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has honored 47 of Arundel High School's 188 student athletes participating in winter sports with Minds in Motion Awards, given for grade point averages of 3.25 of a possible 4.0. Thirteen athletes had a 4.0.

Twenty-five students earned Scholar/Athlete Awards, presented by the school's athletic department for grade point averages between 3.0 and 3.25.

Winners of Minds in Motion Awards are: Christopher Bageant, Christopher Beegle, Jeffrey Blass, Derek Boyer, Megan Bridgett, Christine Cline, Nathaniel Curtis, Shaunte Edmonds, Patricia Fenton, Maryn Ferguson, Allison Fox, Robert Goldbeck, Craig Haas, Elizabeth Harris, Matthew Harris, Erin Hartman, Angela Huegel, Kerri Humelsine, Bryan Jenkins, Jamie Johnstone, Samuel Jourden, Greg Klingler, Kris Lundborg, George McDowell, Valerie McDowell, Brad McGowan, Jennifer McGowan, Denise Meadows, Gregory Mitchell, Matt Neidig, Amanda Nies, Lindsey Norbeck, Rachel Oesch, Patrick Ortman, Dustin Page, Waleska Quiles, Matthew Rose, Sean Ryan, Sarah Sayani, Lindsey Schiesz, Spencer Torene, Mark Tribett, Matthew Tribett, Eva Tukarski, Danielle Werner, Jessica White and Brett Wilmer.

Winners of the Scholar/Athlete Awards are: Michael Abrams, Amanda Berry, Leslie Chandler, Taylor Connolly, Christopher Critzman, Margaret Dentler, Jonathan Donnelly, Lasheria Dozier, Zachary Folan, Jennifer Foster, Brian Goldbeck, Domenic Greco, Jason Griner, Derek Hardin, Eric Josephson, Aaron Kazer, Jonathan Morales, Eric Schroeder, Melissa Scott, John Sines, Chanell Sutton, Peter Tsirigotakis, Rachel Waters, John Wheat and Mario White.

Pub Date: 2/23/99

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