Snuffing Out Teen Smoking

Smoking Stinks, part of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Learn To Live program, is sponsoring a free concert from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512-A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis.

The event is designed to encourage teens not to smoke. Four young bands from the area, Breakneck, Loving the Lie, Polyester and the Warehouse Fire, are scheduled to perform. For information, call 410-222-7979 or visit

Seeking Unity in Diversity

The second annual Community Action Fest, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community Action Partnership, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Truxtun Park at Primrose Road and Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

The free festival promotes cultural diversity and presents live music and art from local artists. The musical lineup includes Flawless and Tislam the Great. The festival's offerings include other musicians and entertainment, food, balloons, children's activities and local vendors. For information, call 410-626-1900, Ext. 1025.

A Day for the Nonprofits

Anne Arundel Community College's Nonprofit Resource Day is tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at the Center for Applied Learning and Technology at 101 College Pkwy. in Arnold.

The event will feature tools nonprofits can use to create more effective organizations. It also provides a forum for volunteers to connect with organizations that need help. The keynote speakers are Vanessa Morales, grant administrator for Anne Arundel County, and Griff Hall, executive director of Leadership Anne Arundel. There will be free workshops at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and more than 40 exhibits for nonprofit and volunteer groups from around the region.

For information, call 410-777-2325 or visit

Easing Grief of the Young

Hospice of the Chesapeake's Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center will offer a weekly bereavement support group for children and teenagers 6 to 18 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. running Wednesday through Nov. 9 at Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis.

The six-week course is meant to help participants cope with grief through arts and crafts, group discussion and journal writing. The registration fee is $25 except for families whose loved one was cared for by the hospice. The registration deadline is Monday. Call 410-987-2129.

Grants for Folk Projects

Maryland Traditions, a partnership of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Historical Trust designed to develop a statewide infrastructure for folk arts and folk life, is accepting applications through Oct. 18 for project grants.

The grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 for projects occurring between Jan. 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006, that help sustain and present Maryland's traditional arts and culture. For information, call 410-767-6555 or visit

A Guide to School Health

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has created a Web site offering information on school health services. The guide is targeted at parents who want more information on vision and hearing screenings, school medication procedures, required immunizations and healthful lunch and snack ideas. For information, visit the Department of Health's Web site at and click on "Parent's Guide to School Health" under the topic "Clinic and School Health."

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