Surgery Webcast Planned

North Arundel Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center thoracic surgeon Mark Krasna will perform a thoracoscopic sympathectomy in a live webcast at 5 p.m. Oct. 5.

The procedure, which treats hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the hands, underarms and feet, will be shown online at King Kwong, University of Maryland School of Medicine assistant professor, will provide commentary. The operation will be broadcast from the University of Maryland Medical Center. For more information, call North Arundel Hospital at 410-787-4367.

Chorus's Membership Drive

The Arundelair Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, an Annapolis-based barbershop-style singing group, will host a membership night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Phoenix Center, 291 Locust St., Annapolis. The Sweet Adelines will rehearse during the membership drive and give those attending a chance to sing with the group. Joe Biddle, a former Keystone Capital Chorus member, directs the chorus and planned the free event. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-268-8303.

Update on Cancer Set

Anne Arundel Medical Center will host a free session titled "Cancer Prevention and Treatment: What's New and What You Can Do" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The session will include information about new technologies and treatment programs. It will take place at the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Cir., Stevensville and will be repeated from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. For more information, call 443-481-4000 or visit

Hospital Offers Screenings

North Arundel Hospital will offer free neck and back screenings at its Arundel Mills storefront, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover, from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 1. The computerized screenings are used to detect areas of nerve disturbance in the body. No appointments are necessary.

The hospital will also offer blood pressure screenings at the Arundel Mills storefront from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 and 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 and 25, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

For more information about either of these screenings, call 410-787-4367.

Award Nominations Sought

The Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission is inviting nominations for the Dallas G. Pace Sr. Human Relations Award. The award, presented annually at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, recognizes an Anne Arundel County resident who has contributed to the community and worked to enhance human relations in the county. Nominations are due by Oct. 15. For more information or to receive a nomination form, call 410-222-1821 or write to: Anne Arundel County Human Relations Office, PO Box 2700 Annapolis, Md. 21401.

Severna Park High Reunion

The Severna Park High School Class of 1994 will hold its 10-year reunion at 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, 500 Marina Club Rd., Stevensville. The gathering will include dancing, an open bar, light fare and music. Tickets for the event cost $38 and must be purchased by Oct. 7. For more information, call Mary Jo Slidell at 202-641-4442 or Allison Cole at 646-526-1071, or visit

Writer to Discuss Slavery

Ira Berlin, a University of Maryland history professor and author of "Many Thousands Gone," will talk about slavery and its effect on American society from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. His book chronicles the history of slavery in the United States. Afterwards, Berlin will join David Pott, director of the London-based Lifeline Expedition, and Leonard Blackshear, president of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, to discuss the Slavery Reconciliation Walk. The walk, sponsored by Lifeline Expedition, begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Annapolis City Dock. For more information, call 410-841-6920.

Hospice to Hold Seminar

Hospice of the Chesapeake, a nonprofit hospice and bereavement care center, will host a grief education seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at its Annapolis center, 445 Defense Hwy. The seminar is designed to help participants understand the grieving process and develop coping strategies for dealing with loss. For more information or to register, call 410-987-2129.

Pool Passes Available

Anne Arundel Community College is selling fall passes for Olson Memorial Pool. The fall swim season lasts through Dec. 8. Passes cost $30. The pool is open to swimmers 16 and older.

Pool hours are noon to 12:50 p.m. and 1 to 1:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 12:50 p.m. and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 12:50 p.m. and 2 to 2:50 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 12:50 p.m., 1 to 1:50 p.m. and 6 to 6:50 p.m. Fridays and noon to 12:50 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 410-777-2316.

Food Donations Needed

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is seeking donations of canned and boxed food for its food pantry. Suggested donations include canned fruit and vegetables, canned soups, tuna, corned beef and Spam, rice, noodles, stuffing, cereal, instant mashed potatoes and oatmeal. For more information or to make a donation, call 410-263-4091.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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