Eastport Boat Parade
The Eastport Yacht Club is looking for experienced boaters to join their 20th annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade on Dec. 14. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m.
This year's theme is "A Traditional Christmas." The parade will include as many as 75 boaters in two fleets and circle the town of Eastport, the Naval Academy sea wall, Annapolis City Dock and Spa Creek.
For more information or to register for the parade, call the Eastport Yacht Club at 410-267-9549 or visit their Web site at www.eastportyc.org/LightsParade.
Broadneck Craft Bazaar
Broadneck High School's Athletic Boosters Club is looking for crafters for their 20th annual Bruin Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Dr. in Annapolis.
For more information, call 410-757-1255 or 410-544-7207.
Residents interested in studying to be a physician's assistant have until tomorrow to register for Anne Arundel Community College's summer 2003 physician's assistant program.
The program is directed by Luis Ramos, a graduate of George Washington University's physician's assistant program. To register for the two-year program, call 410-777-7310 or visit Anne Arundel Community College's Web site at www.aacc.edu.
The 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College.
The breakfast is sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College, the offices of the Anne Arundel County executive, the Community Action Agency, Anne Arundel Medical Center, North Arundel Hospital, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the county branch of the NAACP and RESPECT, a local community activist group.
Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased by calling 410-626-1925.
'Lights on the Bay'
Take a two-mile drive through Sandy Point Park during the 8th annual "Lights on the Bay" holiday lights display. The event will be open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22 through Jan. 5. The display will feature traditional holiday scenes mixed with unconventional regional history, including scenes of midshipmen throwing their hats in the air and a reproduction of a Colonial Annapolis village. The "Lights on the Bay" tour costs $12 a car or minivan and $50 a bus. Proceeds benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center. For more information call at 443-481-3161.
Infant Massage Classes
The Anne Arundel County Public Library system is offering infant massage classes during the month of November. The classes, presented by certified infant massage instructor Ruth Shock, are for parents and caregivers with babies up to a year old.
Shock will teach massage techniques that aid infant digestion, ease colic and help with relaxation. Sessions also include children's songs and games. The infant massage program will be offered at the following locations:
* Odenton Branch Library
10 to 11 a.m. Saturday
1270 Odenton Rd., Odenton
* Crofton Branch Library
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday
1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton
* Broadneck Branch Library
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday
1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis
* Severna Park Branch Library
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon next Thursday
45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park
Adults should bring a blanket for their babies to lie on during class. No registration is required. For more information, call the library system at 410-222-7371.
The International Library of Photography is looking for entries for their open amateur photography contest.
Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter the free competition. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31.
To enter, send one 8-by-10-inch color or black-and-white photograph, unmounted, to the International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2615, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills. Contestants can also enter online at www.picture.com.
Contestants must include their name, address and title of the photograph on the back of each picture. More than $60,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Community Legacy Grant
Anne Arundel County received a $75,000 grant from the state Community Legacy Program, which it will use to conduct a study geared toward developing residential and commercial revitalization programs for parts of West County. The study will focus on neighborhoods in Severn and Odenton, including Stillmeadows, Spring Meadows, the Pioneer Drive area and Route 175. Anne Arundel Community Development Services Inc. will conduct the study for the county.
Annapolis's Whole Foods Market will offer a holiday cooking workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The workshop will include classes on turkey cooking and carving and dessert baking and preparation. To sign up for the free workshop visit the Whole Foods Market customer service desk or call the market at 410-573-1800.
The Annapolis Whole Foods Market is in the Annapolis Harbour Center at 2504 Solomon's Island Rd.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has published its 2003-04 edition of the "Student Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland."
The publication offers thumbnail sketches of every college and university in Maryland, a comprehensive list of academic programs offered in the state and details about state financial aid programs. The guide is available in high school guidance offices, college financial aid offices and libraries throughout the state.
The commission is also accepting applications for the Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year.
Scholarships are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who have earned at least 60 college credits and are studying chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, physics, physical science, Spanish or special education.
Students must also be Maryland residents enrolled in a four-year college or university and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Scholarship recipients must agree to teach for one year.
For more information, contact the office of student financial assistance at the Maryland Higher Education Commission at 410-260-4565 or visit their Web site www.mhec.state.md.us.
-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers