Spalding Students Raise $2,800 for Habitat Archbishop Spalding High School students raised more than $2,800 for Anne Arundel Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit organization that builds homes for low-income families.

The students who worked with Youth United (a division of Habitat for Humanity) held a carwash and sold tickets for Westfield Shopping Center's Westfield Works Wonders shopping event. Archbishop Spalding's student government association also gave Youth United proceeds from the school's out-of-uniform day -- a monthly fundraiser during which each student pays $2 to wear civilian clothes instead of the school's normal black-and-gray uniforms.

Students mailed the donation to Habitat for Humanity last Thursday. The funds will help Habitat build a home on Zeppelin Avenue in Baltimore.

Job Assistance Available for the Disabled Individuals living with developmental disabilities can get help finding a job through Project Income, a program developed by The Arc of Anne Arundel and Howard counties that provides training, employment opportunities and business advice.

The program will include one-on-one training for the disabled and their caretakers. Counselors will also attempt to assess the skill level of participants, place them in skill-appropriate jobs and help them develop personal budgets.

For more information contact, The Arc of Anne Arundel County at 410-269-1883.

Local Art on Exhibit at St. John's Library

St. John's College's Greenfield Library isn't just filled with books anymore. The library's Lillian Vanous Nutt Room now exhibits works from local artists.

The program, funded by St. John's College supporter Lillian Vanous Nutt, will showcase two artists per year. Currently on exhibit through Dec. 12 are landscapes from Annapolis painter Jean Brinton Jaecks. Works from Gerard Valerio, a former artist-in-residence at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, will be on display in January.

The Greenfield Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to midnight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.

For more information, call St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery at 410-626-2556.

Youth Essay Contest Focuses on the Disabled

Middle school students have until Wednesday to submit their essays for The Arc of Maryland's "Together We're Better" essay contest.

The contest, part of National Inclusive Schools Week, is intended to help students realize the contributions that people with disabilities can make to their schools and their communities. Essays should focus on, among other matters, why it is important for students with and without disabilities to help and interact with one another.

For more information, call Tonia Ferguson with The Arc of Maryland at 410-571-9320.

Grocery Store to Donate to South River Group On Dec. 12, the Annapolis Whole Foods Market, 2504 Solomons Island Rd., will donate 5 percent of its sales revenue to the South River Foundation, an environmental organization dedicated to restoring, protecting and preserving Maryland's South River watershed.

For more information about the donation program or the South River Foundation, call 410-573-1800.

Motorcycle Safety Course Registration Anne Arundel County residents who are interested in taking the Motor Vehicle Administration's motorcycle safety course must now register at Prince George's Community College, at 301 Largo Rd. in Largo. Both phone and walk-in registrations are accepted.

The course will be weekly at the Annapolis MVA for six months starting in April. Classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, or to register, call 301-322-0158.

Housing Assistance for Disabled Available Again

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has reopened its Special Housing Opportunities Program, a project that gives nonprofit agencies low-interest loans to renovate single-family homes for the disabled.

For more information, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at 410-514-7565.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers