Free rock concert scheduled

The Baltimore Sun

Four top high school rock bands will play a free concert at the Annapolis Harbour Center pavilion from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Headlining the concert, part of the Kick Butts Tour, sponsored by the Smoking Stinks program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, will be the winner of Battle of the Bands 2008, Stockyard of Severna Park High School.

Also on stage will be Choice (Southern High School); Kramer & Nelson (South River High School) and Mount Weather (Annapolis High Schools).

Throughout the show, teens will receive giveaways, including glow sticks, gift certificates and anti-tobacco literature. The show will be emceed by Danny Mays, Battle of the Bands host.

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Activities mark Pub lic Health Week

The Department of Health is observing National Public Health Week, this week, with the theme "The Environment and Your Health."

The Eastport, North County, Provinces, Severna Park and South County public library branches will have book and poster displays, along with fact sheets about recreational water quality, sun safety, Lyme disease, the Bay Restoration Fund and other topics for a healthier community.

Anne Arundel Community College's annual health fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Student Union Dining Hall, will feature information on topics including healthy eating and physical activity, sun safety, alcohol and drug addiction services and reproductive health.


Vision and hearing screenings

The county health department will be conducting vision and hearing screenings at the following schools:

Today and tomorrow, Joy In Learning-Glen Burnie Park, Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Preschool, Antioch Christian School and Arnold Christian Academy.

Monday and Tuesday. St. Martin's Lutheran Church School.

Monday, Tuesday and April 16 and 17, Severna Park United Methodist Church Nursery School.

April 16 and 17, Crofton Day School.

April 16, 17 and 18, Monsignor Slade Catholic School.

April 18 and 24, Kiddie Academy of Odenton.

April 21 and 22, Severna Park Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Center.

April 22, 15, 9:30 a.m. Elvaton Christian Academy.

April 23 and 24, Creative Beginnings Preschool.

April 28, 29 and 30, Calvary Baptist Christian Academy.

Information: 410-222-6838.

Medical center lists activities

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer the following activities:

Today, 8:30 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure screening at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie.

Today, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Caregivers Support Group will meet in first-floor conference room, Tate Center, 305 Hospital Drive, 410-787-4367.

Monday, 6:30 p.m., Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meets in first-floor conference room, Tate Center, 305 Hospital Dr., to discuss prostate cancer recovery and prevention, 410-787-4367. Information: 410-787-4367.

Medical center names director

Baltimore Washington Medical Center has recently named Brian Cotter, R.Ph., the director of pharmacy.

Cotter, a resident of the Eastern Shore, comes to BWMC with over 25 years of health care pharmacy experience on the East Coast. He replaced Mary Giesey upon her retirement after 33 years of service to BWMC.


Free screenings -- Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer foot screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow and blood pressure screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at its Outreach Center, Arundel Mills mall, between Dave and Buster's and Entrance 4. 410-787-4367.

Advance directives talk -- Jack Schwartz, assistant attorney general for health care in Maryland, will discuss the preparation of advance health care directives at Baywoods of Annapolis Continuing Care Retirement Community, 7101 Bay Front Drive, at 11:15 a.m. Friday. Free. 443-837-1208.

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