September 22, 2008

Glen Burnie West: Senior Center to Offer Safety Fair Tuesday

By KATHLEEN SHATT For the Maryland Gazette

Senior citizens are invited to attend a senior safety fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road.

Admission is free and open to all county residents.

The event will feature displays, senior safety education materials and education seminars on crime prevention, personal safety, fraud prevention, home security, fire safety and emergency preparedness.

The fair is sponsored by the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together/ TRIAD PLUS program.

The center will offer the AARP 55 Alive driver safety program from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

The two-day program will focus on helping older drivers improve their driving skills.

The cost is $10, payable to the AARP.

Advance registration is required.

For more information, call the center at 410-222-6680.

Bull and oyster roast

The Anne Arundel County Detachment 1049 of the Marine Corps will sponsor its annual bull and oyster roast from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 hall, 2597 Dorsey Road.

Food will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. The menu includes pit- roasted beef, oysters and draft beer. Participants are not permitted to take their own bottles. A disc jockey will provide music from 2 to 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $35 and may be purchased at the post.

For more information, call the post at 410-766-9802.

The detachment will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road.

New members are welcome. Membership is open to all former Marines.

For more information, call Peter Pervi at 410-987-3811, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.mclaacdet

Gardening questions

Anne Arundel County master gardeners will answer questions about gardens, native plants and the master gardener program from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Baltimore Annapolis Trail park Demonstration Garden, located near Fifth Avenue.

The program is free. The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service sponsors the master gardener program.

If it rains, the session will be postponed until Oct. 4.

For details, call 410-222-6755.

Garden Club

Want to learn how to save water and benefit the environment? Karen Roos, an outdoor education specialist at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, will talk about rain barrels at the monthly meeting of the Ferndale Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The club meets at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Participants are asked to park only on the senior center lot. Cars parked on adjacent lots may be towed.

Ms. Roos also will take orders for rain barrels. The cost is $65. Checkswill be accepted.

New members are welcome to attend and learn about the club. Membership dues cost $6.

For details, call president Kathy Shatt at 410-766-8547.

Brass Jacks concert

Glen Burnie Baptist Church, 7524 Old Stage Road, will host a concert at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

The Brass Jacks, a trumpet duo, will perform Christian music.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For details, call the church at 410-766-2588 or visit www.glenburnie

Youth group

The youth group at Ferndale United Methodist Church will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the home of Vicki and Joe Bors. Youth in grades 6 to 12 are invited to attend.

The students will enjoy pizza and volleyball.

Advance registration is requested by today.

For details, call 410-762-8562.

Basket bingo

The Family and Friends of Ferndale United Methodist Church will sponsor a basket bingo Oct. 11 at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company hall, 4 S. Broadview Blvd.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. for seating. Bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include 20 regular games of bingo, a King Tut game, specials, raffles and door prizes.

Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Everyone attending the event must purchase an admission ticket, including children. Tables may be reserved for ticket orders of six or more.

All of the prizes will be filled Longaberger baskets.

Funds raised will be used for repairs to the church's education building and fellowship hall.

For more information, call Alice Neary at 410-766-4458 or e-mail [email protected]

Driver safety class

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer the AARP Driver Safety program from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center, 301 Hospital Drive. The cost of the class is $10.

Advance registration is required. Class size is limited.

The course is designed to help older drivers improve their driving skills and prevent car accidents. Participants will learn about defensive driving, safe cell phone use and how to deal with aggressive drivers.

For more information, call the hospital at 410-787-4367.

Town Center meeting

The Glen Burnie Town Center committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in room 420 of the Anne Arundel Community College at the Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Highway N.

The meeting is open to all.

For more information, call Patricia Barland at 410-222-7792.

Free massages

Certified massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak will offer free therapeutic massages at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Burwood Senior Nutrition program site, 6658 Shelly Road.

For details, call Latori Goldbourne at 410-222-6262.

Spirit night

St. Paul's Lutheran School will host a spirit night from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Quarterfield Crossing shopping center.

A portion of the sales will be donated to the schools. Patrons should mention the school at the drive-through window when they place their order. If they are dining inside, they should place their receipt in the basket next to the condiments.

For details, call development director Joyce Heid at 410-766- 5790 or e-mail [email protected]

Holy Trinity Seniors

The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church hall, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

For more information, call Marie Doyle at 410-766-3522 or the church at 410-766-5070.


The Ferndale Early Education Center PTA will host a fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chick-fil-A restaurant, 6709 Ritchie Highway in the Centre at Glen Burnie.

A portion of the sales from dining-in and carry-out orders will be donated to the school.

For more information, call the school at 410-222-6927.

Lions Club

The Glen Burnie Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road.

Lions Club members raise funds for local charities and volunteer for community service projects. New members are welcome.

For details, call 410-766-0859.

Cub Scout Pack 712

Cub Scout Pack 712 will host its back-to-school night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for new Cub Scouts interested in joining the pack.

Boys in grades 1 through 5 are welcome.

For details, call Cubmaster Kurt Godfrey at 410-674-2704.


The Ferndale Roadrunners will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

For details, call Melvia or Pete Scott at 410-761-0484.

Youth dance

The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor its monthly youth dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the fire hall, 4 S. Broadview Blvd.

The dance is for children ages 14 and younger. Admission is $5. A disc jockey will provide music.

Parents must sign their children in and out of the dance. No child will be allowed to leave the hall unless their parent signs them out.

Refreshments will be sold.

For more information, call the fire hall at 410-766-2131.

Weight loss seminar

The University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness will offer a free seminar on surgical weight loss from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Courtney Conference Cente, in the Tate Cancer Center, 305 Hospital Drive.

Dr. Mark Kligman will be the speaker. Reservations are requested.

For more information, call 410-328-8940 or visit weightloss.

Clubs and organizations in the 21061 ZIP code area can call Kathleen Shatt at 410-766-8547, fax information to her at 410-766- 1520 or send e-mail to [email protected] {Corrections:} {Status:}

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