Outing for Single Parents
Anne Arundel Community College's Single Parents in Need will sponsor an outing for single parents, "Our Time Out," at 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call the group at 410-892-6075, e-mail the organization at SPINorg@netscape.net, or visit Anne Arundel Community College's Student Union.
The college is at 101 College Parkway in Arnold.
Co-Ed Volleyball League
The United States Youth Volleyball League is looking for boys and girls children ages 8 to 14 for their spring season at Chesapeake High School in Pasadena. The co-ed eight-week program begins April 2. Registration is $95 and includes uniforms and equipment.
The instructional league teaches children sportsmanship, cooperation and teamwork.
For more information or to sign up, call 888-988-7895 or visit the Web site at www.USYVL.org. The registration deadline is March 1.
Area College Fair
Anne Arundel Community College will host a college fair from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 12 in the school's David S. Jenkins Gymnasium. More than 150 Maryland, Washington and Virginia college representatives will be on hand to answer questions about curricula, tuition and financial aid. The fair is co-sponsored by the community college and Anne Arundel County public schools.
For more information, call 410-777-2246.
Chemotherapy, Cancer Recovery
North Arundel Hospital hosts "Look Good . . . Feel Better" monthly meetings for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer.
The next meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 3 in the hospital's Tate Cancer Center conference room. The meetings are conducted by licensed cosmetologists who offer patients techniques for applying makeup, concealing hair loss and treating skin irritations resulting from treatment.
For reservations, call the American Cancer Society at 410-721-4304.
Germany Trip on Martin Luther
Interested in traveling? Why not sign up for Anne Arundel Community College's spring semester travel-study course, "The Protestant Reformation," which includes an eight-day stay in Germany. From May 15-24, students will visit Frankfurt, Berlin, Heidelberg, Erfurt, Halle and Eisleben and study each city's link to the life of Martin Luther. Students will also visit the Luther House and Museum and the Church of St. Mary along with other sites.
Registration for the class is $25. The trip costs $1,899, which includes round-trip airfare, a luxury touring coach, meals and hotel accommodations. A $395 deposit is due upon registration, and full payment is due by March 10.
For more information, call 410-777-2434.
Driving Course for Seniors
North Arundel Hospital will offer a "55 Alive" driving course from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 29 and 30. The course is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and is designed to remind senior citizens of safe driving habits. The course is also meant to inform retired persons about current driving laws. Upon completion of the two-day course, participants will receive a certificate.
Registration for the course is $10 and is limited to 22 people. For more information, call the hospital's public relations department at 410-787-4367.
European Au Pairs
Busy parents can apply for in-home child care through the EurAupair Intercultural Child Care Program, a nonprofit government exchange program that matches au pairs with American families.
EurAupair screens au pairs ages 18 to 26 from European, Asian and South American countries and matches them with American families. In the past, au pairs from Sweden, Denmark, France, Finland, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Japan, South Africa and Argentina have participated All the au pairs speak English and have a driver's license. The au pairs have at least a secondary school education and also are experienced in child care.
Au pairs can take care of children who are between three months and 12 years old.
Eligible families must attend local orientation meetings and pay the au pairs at least $249 a week.
For more information, call Maryland's EurAupair representative Leah Goldman at 410-480-9222 or visit the EurAupair Web site at www.euraupair.com.
Exercise for Wellness
North Arundel Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department now offers "Step-by-Step," an exercise and medical wellness program for people suffering from heart disease, cancer, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Hospital therapists meet with patients to help them develop an exercise plan. The program costs $25 for the first two visits and $45 to use the hospital's exercise facility.
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. North Arundel Hospital is located at 301 Hospital Dr. in Glen Burnie.
For more information or to register for the wellness program, call 410-553-2932.
Boating Safety Courses
Beginning next month, Quiet Waters Park will offer three state-authorized safe boating courses. The courses provide an overview of the rules and fundamental practices of safe boating and are geared toward new and experienced boaters.
Each course includes two classes, and participants must attend both classes and pass the exam administered on the final day of class to earn a certificate. A registered adult must accompany children 12 and under to class.
Courses will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 and 8, April 5 and 12 and May 10 and 17.
For more information or to register for a Safe Boating course, call Quiet Waters Park at 410-222-1777.
-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers