Community News & Notes – July 13, 2017

The deadline for Soundoff! community “News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor’s discretion and may be edited for space and grammar.

Look for additional community events at, on the Fort Meade website and the Fort Meade Facebook page.

New way to submit announcements

Community members can advertise their upcoming event, meeting or class on the Soundoff! community announcements page by visiting and clicking on the Public Affairs Office tab and calling the listed phone number or emailing

Requests should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event, meeting or class.


VCC hours

Operating hours at the Demps Visitor Control Center are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 902 Reece Road.

The VCC is closed weekends and from 7 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month for training.

All individuals who do not have a DoD-issued identification card must go to the VCC for a day pass.

Visit the VCC at least 10 business days in advance to apply for a long-term access pass.

Visitors who arrive on post when the VCC is closed must be escorted on post by an authorized DoD cardholder. This includes weekends and federal holidays.

For more information, call the VCC at 301-677-1064 or visit the Fort Meade Facebook page for announcements on temporary changes to operating hours.

RAB meeting

Fort Meade will conduct a Restoration Advisory Board meeting July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott at 2700 Hercules Road, Annapolis Junction.

RAB meetings are held to keep the public informed of Fort Meade’s environmental cleanup and restoration program, and to provide opportunities for public involvement and open discussion.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.

Community members who would like to learn more about the restoration program or to become a RAB member are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 301-677-7999 or visit (click on RAB link).

Closed Sanitary Landfill

Fort Meade will hold a Proposed Plan public meeting for the Closed Sanitary Landfill on July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Residence Inn Baltimore BWI Airport at 1160 Winterson Road, Linthicum.

The proposed plan evaluates proposed remedial action alternatives for groundwater at the CSL site at Fort Meade.

Copies of the Proposed Plan document are available for review at: (click the links for Cleanup Program, Program Sites, and Closed Sanitary Landfill).

For a paper copy, go to the Odenton Regional Branch, 1325 Annapolis Road (Community Reference section).

For more information, call the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office at 301-677-1361.

Auto Skills Center’s new hours

The Auto Skills Center, located at 6530 Taylor Ave., will not be open July 6-8 due to insufficient staff to safely operate the center.

The center will be reopen July 13-14, with new, ongoing operating hours: noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday hours remain the same: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 301-677-5542.

Llewellyn gate now open

In anticipation of construction improvements and reduced traffic flow at other Fort Meade access control points, the Llewellyn Avenue gate is now open 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

As construction progresses on other ACPs, the Llewellyn gate hours will be extended.

Rockenbach Road repair work ongoing: Gate CLOSED on Saturday

UPDATE: Rockenbach Road gate will be closed all day Saturday as the construction project transitions to its second phase. The closure allows the construction crew to execute required traffic pattern changes, canopy repairs, traffic lane reconfiguration and safety adjustments.

A Fort Meade contractor has begun road repairs along Rockenbach Road.

Initially, Fort Meade officials say, these repairs will not impact traffic lanes and will be limited to roadway shoulder repairs.

Drivers should exercise additional caution when traveling on Rockenbach, north of Cooper Avenue.

Barriers have been put in place. Work on removing the existing road shoulder started this week.

Traffic lanes will not be closed for shoulder repair work, which will be done on the north side shoulder first. Once both shoulders are complete, construction workers will begin to resurface the driving lanes.

Officials are finalizing the sequencing of the travel lane repairs with the contractor.

“We are working with the contractor to limit travel lane closures to overnight periods,” an official said. “When the sequencing is agreed upon, we will share information.

“The entire project — shoulders and travel lanes — is scheduled to take about eight weeks, depending on weather.”

Right Arm Night

Bring your right arm service member, co-worker or employee to Club Meade for a fun evening of free food, music, dancing and camaraderie on July 20 from 4-6 p.m.

The free event is open to all ranks and all services, military or civilian.

Reserve your table by calling 301-677-6969.

Retreats for vets, service members

Melwood Veterans Services offers retreats for veterans and active-duty service members who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and anxiety and depression related to military service including MST survivors.

Operation Tohidu retreats are offered at no cost to the participants including travel.

(Tohidu is a Cherokee term for peace of mind, body and spirit.)

For more information or to apply online, go to or call 301-599-4550.

Summer giveaways, prizes

Visit Outdoor Recreation or the Arts & Crafts Center to enter to win prizes.

Prizes include a Fort Meade 100th anniversary gift pack that includes two mugs and coasters, one coin, a lapel pin and an alder wood desk clock, or a $125 gift certificate for custom framing from Arts & Crafts.

Visit Outdoor Recreation and enter to win a one-day use of a 16-foot boat or one-day use of a moon bounce.

No purchase is necessary, but you must apply in person.

For more information, visit

Farmers Market

The Fort Meade Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion through Sept. 27.

The market is open to all patrons with gate access. Admission and parking are free.

The markets will continue every Wednesday through Sept. 27.

Browse the variety of food trucks and local vendors selling produce, plants, soaps and treats.

Food truck specialties include Greek, Cajun, barbecue, seafood, pizza, funnel cakes and Italian ices.

For more information, visit

Parents’ Night Out

Child Development Center IV will host Parents’ Night Out on July 21 from 6:30-10 p.m.

CDC IV is located at 85th Medical Battalion Avenue.

Child care will be provided for parents with children ages 6 weeks to 11 years old.

Cost is $20 per child (non-refundable). Spaces are limited.

All children must be currently registered with Child and Youth Services. Youths who are not registered with CYS must be registered prior to the event.

For more information, call 301-677-1149 or visit

Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series

Army Community Service is offering a Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series for newly arrived military spouses on Friday and July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd.

Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open all spouses new to the community.

Each session is free and features a 90-minute briefing and a 2.5-hour “windshield tour” of Fort Meade, including a stop at the Exchange.

Lunch is at your own expense.

Registration is required at

Reunion for 2nd Infantry

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time.

This year, the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I.

The organization’s annual reunion will be held Sept. 13-17 in Arlington, Va.

For information about the association and its annual reunion, email secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at or call 224-225-1202, or visit

Now hiring: Commissary baggers

The Fort Meade Commissary is accepting applications for 15 bagger positions.

Positions are open to family members of active-duty service members between ages 15 and 19.

After applications are processed, interviews will be conducted June 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.

Applicants must come in person and present a valid military dependent ID card and Social Security number.

For more information, call 301-677-5502.

Vehicle storage lot

A new storage lot is now available with 50 spaces for vehicles and trailers at the corner of Simonds Street and O’Brien Road.

Vehicles and trailers must be less than 21 feet. Only one vehicle or trailer per space.

For more information and pricing, call Outdoor Recreation at 301-677-3810.

Wing It Thursdays

The Brass Lounge at Club Meade offers wings for 50 cents every Thursday night from 4-8 p.m.

Dine-in only, no carryout.

For more information, call 301-677-6969.

Brass Lounge

The Brass Lounge is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Club Meade.

An assortment of beverages and appetizers are available.

Music and television entertainment will be provided.

The Brass Lounge is open to all ranks and services, military and civilians.

For more information, go to for more details.

Thrift Shop hours

The Post Thrift Shop, located at 392 Llewellyn Ave., is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Consignments are taken by appointment only.

For more information, call 410-672-3575.

Vehicle resale lot

Sell or buy all types of vehicles at the resale lot on Rock Avenue.

To place a vehicle on the lot, stop by Outdoor Recreation at 2300 Wilson St.

For more information, call 301-677-3810.

Freedom Inn open to post employees

The Freedom Inn Dining Facility, located at 8502 Simonds St., is open to all active-duty service members, military retirees, DoD civilian employees, contractors, and Department of the Army security guards and firefighters on Monday through Friday.

Active-duty service members on Basic Allowance for Subsistence are also authorized for meals on the weekend. Family members of military personnel may purchase meals on weekdays if accompanied by the service member.

All other categories of customers may purchase meals as the garrison commander deems appropriate. These categories include youth groups, MEPS candidates, civilian dignitaries, guests and other visitors.

Service members with a meal card will continue to have priority over cash-paying customers.

For more information, call 301-677-5503.

Open Mic Night

Show off your talents at Open Mic Night every Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at The Lounge at The Lanes.

Sing your favorite song or perform music, stand-up comedy, poetry or magic.

Youths under the age of 18 are permitted in The Lounge until 9 p.m. All youths must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Child care providers needed

Family child care providers are needed.

Providers will receive training including: activity organization, USDA-approved meal planning, designing learning environments, child development and becoming infant/child/adult first aid & CPR certified.

For more information, call the Family Child Care office at 301-677-1160.



Workshops, briefings

Joint Services offers workshops and briefings by Army Community Service at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., and the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center at 2212 Chisholm Ave., unless otherwise noted.

The free classes are open to active-duty service members and family members, DoD civilian employees and retirees.

Registration is required for each class.


  • Pre-Deployment Brief: Friday & July 21, 9:30 a.m., FFSC
  • TGPS (Transition. Goals, Plan, Success) Five-Day Workshops (mandatory for all service members separating and returning):  July 24-28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC
  • Sponsorship Training: Today at 9 a.m., ACS
  • Boots to Business (Small Business Administration): Wednesday & July 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC
  • Pre-Deployment Brief: July 26, 10-11:30 a.m., FFSC
  • Navy Family Orientation: Aug. 17, 5 p.m., FFSC


  • Car Buying: Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Basics of Investing: July 25, 9 a.m. to noon, FFSC


  • Interviewing Skills: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, FFSC
  • Career Exploration: July 25, 9 a.m .to noon, FFSC
  • Job Search Strategies: July 25, 9 a.m to noon, FFSC

Life Skills

  • Anger Management: Today, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Common Sense Parenting: July 25, 10-11:30 a.m., FFSC
  • Time Management: July 27, 9-11 a.m., FFSC

To register, call FFSC at 301-677-9017 or ACS at 301-677-5590, or visit

R.E.A.L. FRG Training

The Mobilization Deployment Army Family Team Building and Family Readiness Group will offer R.E.A.L. FRG Training on July 28 at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.


  • Foundation/Command Team: 9 a.m.
  • Foundations/FRL: 10 a.m.
  • Foundations/Key Contact: 1 p.m.

For more information, call Army Community Service at 301-677-5590.

Functional Academic Skills Training

The Fort Meade Army Education Center offers the Functional Academic Skills Training class for Soldiers seeking to improve their General Technical score.

Registration Memorandums are available now.

  • Class 19552 meets Aug. 7-25
  • Class 10553 meets Sept. 11-29

For more information, call the Army Education Center at 301-677-6421.


Anne Arundel County Public Library offers several programs in July at the Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road and the Severn Community Library, 2624 Annapolis Road.

  • Preschool Storytime

Severn: Mondays at 11 a.m. and Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

Odenton: Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, can build early literacy skills through engaging books, songs and activities.

  • “Learn Polynesian Dance”

Odenton: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

This children’s program will teach the Hula and Polynesian culture and dance.

  • “Books: The Magic is Real!”

Odenton: Wednesday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Joe Romano will present a family-friendly, interactive magic show that will stress the importance of reading.

  • “On the Ball: Spinny”

Severn: Wednesday at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Spencer “Spinny” Johnson, a former Harlem Globetrotter, brings an interactive family program — and his trick basketball feats — that stresses healthy eating, exercise and the importance of a good education.

  • “Not My Child”

Severn: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Get the facts on prescription drug abuse and escalating heroin use in the community. Know the triggers and learn who to call for help.

A panel of experts will facilitate an open, honest conversation on drug addiction and how to protect your family.

This presentation will include a short video, panel discussion and a Q&A. Treatment providers will provide information and referral.

  • Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at Your Library — Cello

Severn: July 20 at 6 p.m.

  • FutureMakers: Virtual Reality Camp

Odenton: July 24 at 1 p.m.

The four-hour workshop will show participants how to create Virtual Reality Worlds. Registration is required.

  • “Spice Up Your Life!”

Odenton: July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Nutritionist Emily Craft will present the health benefits of common culinary spices. This seminar includes an interactive tasting experience that will awaken your senses.

  • “Jacks Are Wild”

Severn: July 26 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Marian DeAngelo and her trained Jack Russell terriers will present a family-friendly program in which Ario and Bella will demonstrate their ability to play the piano, “read” and perform other tricks, which will entertain children of all ages.

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Odenton: July 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Building a Better World: Expanding Literacy Using Dance

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble will use the universal language of music and dance to help us understand the world around us.

  • Microsoft Word II

Odenton: July 29 at 1 p.m.

The program includes headers and footers, inserting text and pictures, and some advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in Word I or One-on-One computer training.

Registration begins Saturday.

  • Job Seeker Skills: Dress for Success and Interview Tips

Severn: July 29 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the Severn library at 410-222-6277 or the Odenton <FZ,2,0,765>library at 410-222-7371.

For a complete listing of events, visit


Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Fort Meade Monday to July 22.

The Youth Theatre Camp is offered to children entering grades two through 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost is $100 per camper and includes a T-shirt. Registration is required at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road.

Campers also will participate is a variety of theater games, art, music and other activities.

The performance of “The Tortoise vs. the Hare” is July 22 at 1 p.m. in the Meade Middle School cafeteria. The free production is open to the community.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.

CYS Summer Camp

Child and Youth Services Summer Camp offers Center Stage, a program featuring drama, dance and song, from Monday to July 21 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campers will have the opportunity of appearing in their own music video with “Say It With Music,” a two-day music production workshop.

Other activities include Summer Movie Night on the lawn, swimming, and a “Wild ’n Out” drama show at the end of the week.

For more information, call 301-677-1437.

Teen Leadership Challenge

A series of Teen Leadership Challenge programs is offered at Potomac Place, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd.

  • Today: Orientation Employment Workshop
  • July 20: Community Service Project
  • July 27: Graphic Design Entrepreneurship
  • Aug. 3: Relationship Etiquette/Graduation

To register, visit or call 301-677-5590.

SKIES Programs

SKIES — Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills — offers a variety of programs for youths:

  • Creative Movement/Combo Dance Classes, for ages 3-5, 6-7, and 8 and older will be offered Aug. 7-10 and Aug. 21-24.

Registration ends Aug. 1.

  • Guitar lessons for ages 6-18 are held Wednesdays or Fridays from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $120 per month.
  • Piano lessons for ages 6-18 are held Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $100 per month.
  • Baby Sitter’s Course will be offered today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 the Family Child Care Conference Room, 1900 Reece Road. The free class is open to ages 12 and older.

Parents may register for all SKIES classes at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road, or online at

For more information, call SKIES at 301-677-1196 or 301-677-1801. For registration information, call 301-677-1156.

Romp ‘n Stomp

Romp ‘n Stomp playgroup for children ages 5 and younger and their parents meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Center gym at 909 Ernie Pyle St.

For more information, call 301-677-4118.

A-Z playgroup

Children ages 4 and younger are invited to the weekly playgroup A-Z Come Play With Me that is held every Monday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

Interactive activities are designed to assist parents in learning developmentally appropriate play techniques to help children improve their social, cognitive and motor skills.

Space is limited. Registration is required for each session.

For more information, call 301-677-7823.


Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through Aug. 27 and “Dreamgirls” from Aug. 31 to Nov. 12.Discounted tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354 or Toby’s at 410-730-8311.

White Water Rafting Trip, sponsored by Better Opportunities for Single Service Members, is Saturday. The free event includes transportation, rafting and a picnic. The trip is open to all single service members.

For reservations or more information, see your unit BOSS representative or go to or call 301-677-5590.

Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, returns to Baltimore for its 36th year. The event will be held July 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and July 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

This year’s theme is “Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits.” The three-day event features live music from local and national acts on three outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, street theater, jazz and opera; an artists’ market with fine arts and crafts; film; children’s activities; and Maryland food and beverages for purchase.

Artscape also features four large-scale outdoor art installations along Charles Street. For information, visit

Leisure Travel Services offers its next bus trips to New York City on July 15 and Aug. 12 at 7 a.m. Cost is $65. Discounted tickets to attractions will be provided. For more information, call 301-677-7354.


Fort Meade E9 Association meets the second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next meeting is Friday.

The association is open to active, retired, Reserve and National Guard E9s of any uniformed service. All E9s in this area are invited to attend a breakfast and meet the membership.

For more information, go to

Families Dealing with Deployment meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Children welcome.

The next meeting is Monday.

The group is for families experiencing an upcoming or current deployment, or the service members who have recently returned from deployment.

For more information, call 301-677-7823.

Daddy & Me interactive playgroup for fathers with children ages 2-4 meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5-6 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

The next meeting is Monday. Space is limited. Registration is required for each session. For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Kritikos Toastmasters Club meets the first three Mondays of every month at 6:15 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next meeting is Monday.

The club offers an opportunity to service members and civilian residents in the Fort Meade community to improve their public speaking skills in a supportive environment.

For more information, go to or call 410-305-9190.

Society of Military Widows meets for brunch the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Club Meade. The next meeting is Tuesday. For more information, call Betty Jones, 410-992-1123.

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Fort Meade chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Odenton Volunteer Firehouse Training room, 1425 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next meeting is Tuesday.

For more information, visit or call Grant Goods, the local chapter president, at 443-742-4318 or Otis Whitaker Sr., chapter secretary, at 443-306-1104.

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 254 meets the third Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Airman Leadership School, 8470 Zimborski Ave. The next meeting is Wednesday. For more information, call 831-521-9251 or go to

Military District of Washington Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Wednesday. For more information, email Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Barfield, club vice president, at

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on the third Thursday of every month from 1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room, third floor.

The next meeting is July 20.

Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID is required for base access. Men without a military ID should call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least four business days prior to the event for base access.

For more information, call retired Col. Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email

Enlisted Spouses’ Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Place Community Center, 4998 Second Corps Blvd. Location and time subject to change.

The next meeting is July 20 at 6:30 p.m. For child care during ESC functions, email

For information, call 301-908-3773.

Moms of Multiples Group meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. The next meeting is July 20.

Group topics include sharing, sibling integration, time management, schedules and positive discipline.

For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Glen Burnie Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Glen Burnie North County Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is July 20.

For more information, go to or call 443-883-1429.

Single Parent Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 Reece Road. Children welcome. The next meeting is July 24. For more information, call 301-677-7823.

Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored by Army Community Service, meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 3-4 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is July 24.

For more information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.

Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Religious Support Office, is held the first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club Meade.

The next prayer breakfast is Aug. 3.

There is no cost for the buffet. Donations are optional. Menu features eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, Danish pastries and fruit.

All Fort Meade employees, civilian and military personnel, and family members are invited.

For more information, call 301-677-6703.

Sip and Share, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program, meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Meade USO, 8612 6th Armored Cavalry Road.

The next get-together is today. Share stories to inform each other about resources available in the local community.

For more information or to register, call 301-677-4779.

Fort Meade First Class Petty Officer Association meets the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. at The Lanes. The next meeting is Aug. 3.

For more information, call PO1 Jennifer Wonch at 410-854-2763.

Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back of the building.

The next meeting is Aug. 3. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Charisma Wooten at 240-568-6055.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County offers a free support group for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The next meeting is Aug. 3.

For more information, visit


Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve Association meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is Aug. 12.

Active-duty, Reserve and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are invited.

For more information, call 443-604-2474 or 410-768-6288.



Glen Burnie NARFE Chapter 1519 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees is Aug. 8.

Federal employees and retirees who are members of NARFE are welcome. For more information, call Barbara Jacobs at 410-969-5980.


Couples Communication meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Monday at the Family Advocacy Program Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

The session is aimed at helping couples develop tools to enhance their relationship, gain problem-solving strategies, and create a long-lasting relationship. For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10, to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.

For more information, email

Boy Scout Troop 377 meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center on Rockenbach Road. For more information, refer to the troop’s Facebook page or call 443-542-0545.

Catholic Women of the Chapel meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for fellowship, prayer and Bible study in the Main Post Chapel, 4419 Llewellyn Ave.

For more information, email

Women’s Empowerment Group meets Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. to provide a safe, confidential arena for the support, education and empowerment of women who have experienced past or present family violence.

Location is only disclosed to participants. To register, call Samantha Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117.

Parenting With A Purpose, for parents of children of all ages, meets 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.

To register, call 301-677-4118 or email

Protestant Women of the Chapel invites the community to join in fellowship while learning together through interactive Bible study. The PWOC meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. For more information, call 301-677-6703.

Moms Walking Group, sponsored by Parent Support, meets Thursdays from 8:30-9:15 a.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. To register, call 301-677-3617.

Project Healing Waters meets Thursdays at the Rascon Building, 2481 Llewellyn Ave.

The project is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded warriors and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying and outings.

For more information, call Larry Vawter, program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email

American Legion Post 276 is open to veterans and active-duty service members at 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn. Breakfast may be purchased beginning at 9 a.m. Lunches may be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is 4-6 p.m. Dinner may be purchased at 6 p.m. on Fridays and the fourth Sunday of every month.

Membership discounts are offered for active-duty military. For more information, call 410-969-8028 or visit

Odenton Masonic Center, located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, invites the community, local military, fire/emergency services and local businesses to enjoy its breakfast and specialty dinners.

The center offers an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast every second Sunday from 7-11 a.m.

Specialty dinners are held the third Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Menus can be found at

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