Hospice Plans Golf Event

Hospice of the Chesapeake, a nonprofit hospice and bereavement care center with offices in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties, is seeking corporate sponsors for its third annual golf tournament Sept. 27 at Atlantic Golf, at South River in Edgewater. Corporations can donate from $400 to $5,000. Registration is slated to begin at 8 a.m. and the tournament at 9.

For more information about Hospice of the Chesapeake, corporate sponsorship or the golf tournament, call 410-987-2003.

School Supply Drive Nears

The Junior League of Annapolis will accept donations of school supplies at Office Depot stores in Annapolis (2550 Solomons Island Rd.) and Severna Park (569 Ritchie Hwy.) for its 12th annual Bookbag project. Both stores will accept supplies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; the Annapolis store will also accept donations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

The league hopes to give 1,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students at Brooklyn Park, Maryland City, Van Bokkelen and Park elementary schools.

For more information, call 410-224-8984.

Volleyball Players Sought

The U.S. Youth Volleyball League, a nonprofit instructional organization, is looking for students ages 8 to 14 for its fall season. Practice will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Chesapeake High School, 4798 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. No volleyball experience is required.

The registration deadline is Aug. 12. For more information, call 888-988-7985 or visit www.usyvl.org.

Child Care Program Offered

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a before- and after-school child care program during the school year at Shady Side Elementary School, 4859 Atwell Rd. The morning program will begin at 7 a.m.; the afternoon program will run from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Each program will include structured games, homework, arts and crafts sessions and playtime. For more information, call 410-222-7856.

Grant for Dental Program

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health recently received a $19,800 grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Oral Health.

The two-year grant will help to finance the county health department's Gray Area Dental Access program, which provides reduced-cost dental services to county residents who do not qualify for medical assistance and cannot afford private dental insurance.

More than 900 county residents receive discount services from area dentists participating in the program.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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