Survivors of Suicide Day
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a National Survivors of Suicide Day event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 101 of the Florestano Building, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Survivors can gather to watch a live broadcast sponsored by the foundation. The broadcast will include discussions with suicide survivors and a roundtable discussion with J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., Johns Hopkins Hospital's psychiatrist in chief, and John T. Maltsberger, a Harvard Medical School associate clinical professor of psychiatry. The broadcast can also be viewed online at www.afsp.org. For more information about the event, visit www.afsp.org.
Brochure Offered in Korean
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health's "Learn to Live" program is offering a free brochure written in Korean about the risks of lung cancer and ways to prevent it. The brochure, "Lung Cancer Prevention," can be ordered by calling the department's Korean coordinator of special programs, Jung Ja Beckwith, at 410-222-4415.
Hospice Sells Cookbook
Hospice of the Chesapeake is selling "Recipes and Remembrances," the organization's 25th anniversary cookbook. The book includes recipes from hospice employees, volunteers and friends. Cookbooks are $10, and proceeds support the hospice and bereavement care center for residents of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. For more information or to order a cookbook, call 410-987-2003 or visit www.hospicechesapeake.org.
Christmas Donation Drive
Giving Back Inc., an Annapolis-based organization dedicated to helping the homeless, is looking for donations and volunteers for its upcoming Christmas drive. The organization, led by Linda Greenberg, delivers meals, gloves, hats, thermal underwear and toiletries on Christmas Eve to homeless men, women and children in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County. Drive organizers are looking for donations of blankets, hats, gloves, coats, pillows, shoes and bag lunches. The organization also needs volunteers to help sort and deliver the donations to homeless shelters and to people living on the streets of Annapolis, other parts of Anne Arundel and Baltimore. For more information, call 410-295-0889, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.homelessdrive.com. Mail monetary donations to Giving Back Inc., 626C Admiral Dr., Annapolis, Md., 21401.
Capitol Steps Fundraiser
The Capitol Steps, a D.C.-based political satire group that includes current and former congressional staffers, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at South River High School. The performance is a fundraiser for the school's prom breakfast, an event to be held from midnight June 4 to 2:30 a.m. June 5 in South River's cafeteria. The post-prom party includes games, a picture station and food and is designed to give kids a safe, alcohol-free place to unwind. Tickets for the Capitol Steps concert are $25. For more information or to make a reservation, call 410-798-6121.
Officers Carry Defibrillators
Officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Southern District recently began carrying automated external defibrillators in their patrol vehicles. The portable devices -- used to regulate the heart -- give officers the ability to respond quickly during life-threatening accidents and other medical emergencies. The devices were placed in police headquarters and district stations earlier this year.
-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS
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