Design Proposals Sought

Fred's Army, an Easton-based historical organization, is accepting design proposals for a Frederick Douglass memorial on the front lawn of Easton's Talbot County Courthouse. The statue should include a short narrative of Douglass's life as a slave, abolitionist, Civil War recruiter, author and public servant. Interested artists and designers should have at least five years of professional sculpting experience and be able to design large-scale, outdoor works. Applicants may submit as many as 10 slides of their work. Slides should be submitted with an annotated list with the names of each work and the dates each work was completed. Applicants should also submit a resume and $25 application fee. Proposals are due by Nov. 1 and should be sent to the Frederick Douglass Memorial Action Coalition Inc., PO Box 876, Easton, Md. 21601. For more information, call 410-820-0105 or visit

Cancer Survivors Retreat

Anne Arundel Medical Center will host a retreat Oct. 16 and 17 at the Aspen Wye River Conference Center, 201 Wye Woods Way, Queenstown, for breast cancer survivors who have completed radiation, chemotherapy or surgical intervention treatment through the medical center. The retreat is designed to give survivors the chance to celebrate their success in overcoming cancer and will include seminars on radiology, the role of faith and spirituality in the healing process, nutrition and tai chi. The retreat will also include a fashion show and music and yoga therapy. Registration is $75. For more information, call the medical center at 443-481-4702.

Family Health Fair

North Arundel Hospital and Chesapeake Family Magazine will host a family health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. The hospital will offer free foot, cholesterol, neck, back and blood pressure screenings. The hospital will also host several educational exhibits on breast cancer prevention, bicycle safety, smoking cessation and home safety. For more information, call 410-787-4367 or visit

Slave Descendants Speak

Slave Descendants Freedom Society Inc., a nonprofit genealogical and historical society, will host Freedom Symposium 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to noon next Thursday at the BWI Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Rd., Baltimore. The symposium, "Moving Towards the Promised Land: A Conversation with Descendants of Notable Former Slaves," will include speeches by and discussions with the descendants of abolitionist Nat Turner and slaves Sally Hemmings and Kunta Kinte, the central figure in Alex Haley's "Roots" who was brought to the United States through the port of Annapolis. Symposium tickets are $35; $20 for seniors and students. Includes continental breakfast. For more information, call 410-796-3165 or visit

Craft Fair Opportunity

The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting applications from artists for the 29th annual Holiday Craft Fair, to be held Nov. 14 at the Deerfield Run Community Center, Route 197, Laurel. Participating artists will be able to display and sell their work. They may also host demonstrations during the craft fair. For more information or to receive an application, call 301-776-2805.

College Seeks Artists

Anne Arundel Community College is looking for artists to sell their wares during the college's Holiday Crafts Show to be held Dec. 8 at the Student Union, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The college charges vendors $40 for one table and $70 for two. For more information or to rent a table, call 410-777-2480.

Cancer Support Program

Anne Arundel Medical Center's Breast Center has launched a breast cancer support program called "Survivors Offering Support." The program pairs newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with volunteers who have survived the illness. Volunteers are trained to provide emotional and informational support and will be paired with patients who have similar interests and lifestyles. For more information, call 443-481-5305.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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