Coast Guard offers boating safety course at Edgewater library

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a Maryland Boating Safety course at the Edgewater library, 25 Stepneys Lane.

Classes will be from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. July 14, 18, 21 and 25. The final exam will be July 26.

Successful completion of the course and the final examination qualifies for the Maryland boating safety certificate.

The cost is $20. Students must be age 10 or older.

The registration deadline is July 12.

Information: 410-798-5952.

GPS course planned for July 9 in Edgewater

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a Global Positioning System course for boaters, hikers, hunters, cyclists and sailors from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 9 at the Edgewater library, 25 Stepneys Lane.

The fee is $30. Registration is required by July 8.

Information: 410-798-5952.

Accounting workshop for small businesses

SCORE Chapter 390's one-day workshop Small Business Accounting will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at the Big Vanilla Sky Athletic Club, community meeting room, 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold.

Joan Leanos, a certified public accountant, teaches interpreting and understanding financial statements to successfully manage a business and minimize taxes. Participants will learn how to make businesses more profitable. The fee is $50, which includes lunch.

The chapter will also hold a How to Manage Your Business workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at the Big Vanilla Sky Athletic Club.

Speakers will present six key steps to start a business. The workshop is designed for people who are thinking of starting a business or have just started one and have questions or problems. The fee is $50 and includes lunch.

Registration is required for both events. Information: 410-266-9553.

Chamber expo focuses on helping businesses

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business-to-business expo, "Today's Steps, Tomorrow's Success," Sept. 14 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

The expo is designed to help small and medium-sized companies expand through intensive business development workshops and networking opportunities. More than 50 exhibitors, business leaders and government officials are expected to participate.

This third annual business expo will focus on small businesses in Anne Arundel County and surrounding counties.

Exhibitors from the Baltimore-Washington area will give attendees the chance to network and learn about businesses.

Applications are being accepted. Information: 410-766-8282.

Russell chosen for board of Santa Claus Anonymous

James T. Russell, chief operating officer of Severn Graphics, has been elected to the board of directors of Santa Claus Anonymous of Baltimore.

The organization helps make Christmas brighter for needy children. It helped 2,000 Anne Arundel County children last year.

Rotary Club awards grants to nonprofits

The Annapolis Rotary Club has awarded 20 Anne Arundel County nonprofit groups grants totaling $29,150, proceeds from the club's annual crab feast held last summer.

This year's crab feast will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Advance discount tickets are on sale at the Web site, www.

This year's grant recipients were: Annapolis Maritime Museum, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, Friends of Arundel Seniors, Annapolis Youth Services Bureau/AACEOC Inc., Arundel Habitat for Humanity Inc., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Food Link 1 Inc., Respite Home on South Haven, Arundel Lodge, Box of Rain, Annapolis Chorale, Clay Street Computer Learning Center, Community Preservation at Admiral Oaks, Greater Clay Street Community Development Corp., the ARC of Anne Arundel County, Historic Annapolis Foundation, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Company, Maryland Therapeutic Riding, and Rotary Inner Wheel.

Hospice adds three to development, PR staff

Hospice of the Chesapeake has added Denise Hyman, Sherri Meredith and Dana Disborough to its development and public relations teams.

Denise Hyman of Largo was recently hired as development manager. She manages the constituent database and donor and annual appeal mailings.

Sherri Meredith of Annapolis has been hired as senior associate director of development. She is responsible for planning, organization and management of Hospice of the Chesapeake's major fund-raising events.

Dana Disborough of Crofton was recently promoted to public relations manager for Anne Arundel County. The former public relations coordinator, she will add to her responsibilities media relations, community outreach and education, collateral production and Web site management. She also supervises volunteers and interns for the department.

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