For Seniors, a Day to Inform

The City of Annapolis Commission on Aging will sponsor a Senior Forum and Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis.

The free seminar is intended to inform seniors in the city about health care resources, financial services, public safety, scam prevention, and transportation and senior advocacy services.

The event will include exhibits by city, county and state organizations. There will be guest speakers from Anne Arundel Medical Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake, BB&T Bank, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, and the city's departments of police, fire, public works, transportation, and neighborhood and environmental programs.

Annapolis Transit will provide busing to the seminar from the following locations: Timothy House, Watergate Village, Harbor House/Eastport Terrace, Bloomsbury Square, Bay Forest, Glenwood High Rise, Annapolis Senior Center, Robinwood and Clairborne.

The event includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 410-263-7996.

Raffle to Help London Town

The London Town Foundation is hosting a raffle to raise money for the construction of Historic London Town and Gardens' new visitor center and museum. Tickets are $20; only 1,000 will be sold.

The center, slated for completion by fall 2005, will include 1,200 square feet of exhibit space, a classroom and an archaeology laboratory. The drawing will be held Dec. 5.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Historic London Town and Gardens at 410-222-1919 or mail a check (with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) to Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, Md. 21307.

Books From Bay Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently published two books titled "From Pot Pie to Hell and Damnation: An Illustrated Gazetteer of Talbot County" and "My Life as an Oyster," a children's book created by the museum's staff. Both books will be sold Nov. 6 during the museum's Oyster Festival.

"From Pot Pie to Hell and Damnation," by Laurence "Pinny" Claggett, traces the lineage of unusual town names in Talbot. The book is illustrated with historic maps of and postcards from locations throughout the county.

"My Life as an Oyster," written in conjunction with the museum's "Oystering on the Chesapeake" exhibition, outlines the life cycle of a Chesapeake Bay oyster.

For more information or to purchase either book, call the museum at 410-745-2098.

Learn About Breast Cancer

Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold, will host "Girls Night Out" from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event, intended to give women useful information about the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, includes discussions with health care professionals and breast cancer survivors, dinner, exhibits and door prizes.

The event is sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center's Breast Center, North Arundel Hospital, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, the Community Action Agency, Owensville Primary Care and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. For more information or to register for the event, call 410-222-6180.

Tobacco Panel Discussion

The Conquer Cancer in Anne Arundel County Advisory Council will host a tobacco subcommittee meeting from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in the lower-level conference room of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis.

The subcommittee will discuss advisory council programs, tobacco-free kids week and the group's secondhand smoke initiative. For more information, call 410-222-7002.

GOP Women Set Meeting

The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hella's Restaurant, 8498 Veterans Hwy., Millersville. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Paul Goetzke, candidate for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, will be the event's guest speaker. Reservations must be made by tomorrow. For more information or to make a reservation, call Joyce E. Thomann at 410-757-2345.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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