Nominations Sought for Women's History Awards County Executive Janet S. Owens (D) is seeking nominations for the county's fifth annual Women's History Month awards, which will be presented in a ceremony at 7 p.m. March 19 at Arundel High School.

Nominees for this year's awards must be women who reside or work in Anne Arundel County and are active-duty members, guard members, reservists, retirees or veterans of the Armed Forces. Nominees must have also been recognized for outstanding achievements in their military and academic careers.

Nominations should include a re{acute}sume{acute} or biography, a recent picture and a current address and phone number of the nominee. They should be sent to the County Executive's Office of Community and Constituent Services, Attention: Bea Poulin, The Arundel Center, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis, Md., 21404. Deadline for submission is Feb. 21.

For more information call the County Executive's Office at 410-222-1288.

Free Health Screenings Offered at Arundel Mills North Arundel Hospital is offering health screenings at the hospital's storefront in Arundel Mills throughout February. The storefront is between Jillian's restaurant and Arundel Mills entrance No. 4. Arundel Mills is at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover.

The hospital will offer free neck and back screenings from 10 a.m. to noon today. Representatives from the Yalich Clinic will be available to answer questions about treatments for conditions including headaches and accident- and sports-related injuries. Additional neck and back screenings will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 21

The hospital will offer free foot screenings from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26. People with diabetes and/or wound-related questions are encouraged to attend. No appointments are necessary. In addition, to examining feet for bone and skin problems, examiners will make recommendations for footwear purchases.

In conjunction with Anne Arundel Community College's nursing program, the hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, tomorrow, Feb. 20, 21 and 28. .

For more information or a free calendar of events, call 443-755-8773.

MVA Hosts Programs to Celebrate Black History The Motor Vehicle Administration is commemorating Black History Month with a series of luncheons, open mike programs and musical performances.

From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, the Baltimore Branch of the MVA will host an open mike program that will include poetry readings, spoken-word performances and a performance from the MVA Choir.

The closing program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at MVA Headquarters in Glen Burnie. Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon will be the event's keynote speaker.

For more information, call the MVA at 410-768-7386.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers