AAUW Plans Book Drive

The Severna Park Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold a collection drive for its annual fall book sale the first and third Saturday next month through October.

The first drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Safeway parking lots on Ritchie Highway in Arnold and on Benfield Road in Severna Park. AAUW members will be there to receive books and provide receipts.

Encyclopedias, textbooks and magazines will not be accepted.

The book sale will be held in November, and proceeds will support the AAUW's scholarship fund.

For more information call 410-573-0868.

Public Safety Expo Set

Anne Arundel Community College will host a public safety expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include demonstrations by the Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Fire and Police departments, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the City of Annapolis.

Rock climbing activities and giveaways will be part of the event, which is free.

It will be at Siegert Field, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. For more information call 410-777-2315.

Funds for Folk Art Masters

Artists in Anne Arundel County have until Sept. 16 to apply for the Maryland State Arts Council's Apprenticeship Awards Program.

The program, started last year, aims to keep the folk arts alive by pairing traditional folk art masters with apprentices.

The arts council will give as much as $2,000 to folk art masters. Masters can use the money to work with apprentices of their choice from January to August next year.

Applicants will be notified of award decisions by December.

For more information or to receive an application, call the Maryland State Arts Council at 410-767-6555 or visit its Web site, www.msac.org.

S. African Visits Hospice

Brits Hospice of South Africa administrator Joan Williams recently visited Hospice of the Chesapeake through an exchange program sponsored by the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Williams toured the local hos-pice's offices and the Betty Jane and Creston G. Tate Foundation Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum.

Hospice of the Chesapeake joined the exchange program last year and plans to send administrators to South Africa to provide technical and clinical assistance to Brits Hospice and to work with people who have AIDS.

The Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa encourages partnerships between African and U.S. hospices to strengthen and expand hospice programs in sub-Saharan regions of the continent.

Hospice of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit hospice and bereavement care center with offices in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

Kids Can Join Golf League

Blue Heron Golf Course, 3270 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville, is hosting a junior golf league for children age 7 and older.

Activities will be at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 17.

To qualify, golfers must be able to carry their own bags while walking the course.

Children must wear shirts with collars.

Registration costs $12 per day, and space is limited.

For more information, call Karen Childs at 410-643-5721.

Outpatient Center Opens

Children's National Medical Center, headquartered in the District, recently opened an outpatient center at 888 Bestgate Rd. in Annapolis.

The center provides cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonary and urology services.

Center officials hope to provide nephrology, neurosurgery, physical medicine and allergy treatment services by January.

For more information, call the center at 410-266-6582 or its headquarters at 202-884-4500.

Golf Event to Aid Charity

The Comfort Inn/Sleep Inn and Suites, BWI will host the 16th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit Golf Tournament on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The tournament starts at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links, 310 Links Lane, Queenstown.

Proceeds will support the Muscular Dystrophy Association's camp for children.

Registration for the tournament costs $125 per golfer. It includes refreshments, a barbecue lunch, greens fees and trophies.

An awards ceremony and a live and silent auction will follow the tournament. For more information or to register call 410-789-9100.

Coordinator Sought

The Anne Arundel County Action Partnership is seeking a "Goal One" coordinator.

The person hired will be employed by AmeriCorps for one year and be responsible as a coordinator through the Volunteer Maryland program for training, recruiting and screening volunteers for Goal One, a program that helps low-income residents become self-sufficient.

The coordinator will also develop student service-learning activities and create Goal One program materials.

As a full-time AmeriCorps employee, the coordinator will receive a $13,000 living allowance, health insurance and $4,725 in post-service educational benefits.

The coordinator may also qualify for a child care allowance.

For more information or to receive an application call the Anne Arundel Community Action Partnership at 410-626-1900, Ext. 1027, or Volunteer Maryland at 410-514-7270 or e-mail volmd@erols.com.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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