The U.S. Youth Volleyball League is looking for children ages 8 to 14 to register for its fall season. The eight-week season will include Wednesday and Saturday practices at Chesapeake High School, 4798 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. The league teaches young players the fundamentals of volleyball, including how to serve, set, hit and spike the ball. The league will also focus on teaching children the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. For more information or to register, call 888-988-7985 or visit www.usyvl.org.
Smokers Sought for Study
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is looking for black smokers and ex-smokers between the ages of 18 and 34 to participate in focus-group research about smoking. The group will meet this month and next at locations in Annapolis and Glen Burnie to discuss participants' experiences with smoking, their attempts to quit and their opinions about anti-smoking materials produced by the department. Meetings will be held in the evenings and will last about two hours. Meals will be provided. Participants will be paid $50. For more information, call 410-222-7979.
Ambulatory Care Center
Anne Arundel Medical Center is scheduled to open an ambulatory care center on Kent Island in early 2008. The center will be located on four acres adjacent to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and will potentially include a radiology clinic, an outpatient lab, and offices for primary care physicians and specialists. The hospital also hopes to offer wellness and birthing classes and space for community outreach events. For more information, call 443-481-4702.
Pool Manager Wanted
The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department is looking for a manager for the Dunn Municipal Pool, in Truxtun Park on Primrose Road. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a pool or spa operators certificate and must be familiar with commercial pool operations. The pool will be open from June 18 to Sept. 5. The position pays between $11 and $12 per hour. For more information, call 410-263-7958 or visit the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department at 9 St. Mary's St., Annapolis.
Artist Award Applications
Maryland artists have until July 28 to submit an application for the state Arts Council's 2006 Individual Artist Awards grant program. The council will award grants of $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000 in the fiction, media, solo dance performance, solo instrumental performance, solo theatrical performance, solo vocal performance and visual arts categories. Artists must be at least 18. Applicants must also be Maryland residents for six months before the application date. Students enrolled in a degree program and collaborating artists may not apply. For more information or to receive an application, visit www.msac.org or call 410-539-6656.
Sex Education Kit
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has developed a free kit designed to help parents talk to their children about sex. The kit contains tips for talking with and listening to teenagers, facts about adolescent sexual health and a list of Department of Health services for adolescents. The kit also includes brochures about sexually transmitted diseases. For more information or to order a kit, call 410-222-4468.
-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS
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