Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007

Paying-for-College Bus Tour stops in Capitol Heights

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Sallie Mae Fund’s Paying for College Bus Tour, a 65-city tour, stopped at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights Oct. 25 during its Maryland tour from Oct. 25 through Oct. 27. The program offered three 40-minute workshops for 900 students and awarded a $250 scholarship to one student in each workshop. The Sallie Mae Fund, an organization run through student loan provider Sallie Mae, was formed to help the nation’s children afford college. The fund will hold 22 workshops in high schools throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia and award $9,000 in scholarship money.

Become part of the future of Route 450

The Annapolis Road Inner Beltway Alliance will hold a meeting for those interested in the future economic development of the Route 450 corridor 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway. Call Mike Thompson at 301-577-4658.

Children and teens invited to youth event

The United Baptist Church in New Carrollton will hold its Earth Shakers Youth Conference Night 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, Nov. 9, 7701 Riverdale Road. All area youth are invited to enjoy music, food and games. The night’s theme is ‘‘Incarnational Youth Ministry.” Event guest speaker is Timotheus Pope, the youth camp director for the Citikidz program in the Summer’s Best Two Weeks Co-Ed Christian Sports Camp in Somerset, Pa. Citikidz is the camp’s urban youth program which works with 400 inner city children. This is a free event. Call the youth pastor, Everett Pope, at 301-577-0061 or e-mail him at epope@unitedbaptist.org

Police seek food donations

The Landover Hills Police Department is asking residents to donate non-perishable food items and canned goods to support the county Sheriff’s Department Holiday Food Basket Program. The program distributes food baskets to underprivileged county families and 20 of those baskets went to Landover Hills residents in need. Residents can drop off goods from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Landover Hills Town Hall, 6904 Taylor Street. The food drive will last until Dec. 1.

Cheverly groups arethinking green

Three Cheverly environment groups organized the town’s first Cheverly Green Home and Garden Tour and Festival held Oct. 14. Progressive Cheverly, the Cheverly Garden Club and the Friends of Lower Beaverdam planned the event. Residents toured four environmentally friendly homes that featured Energy Star appliances, non-toxic insulation, and recycled items such as sinks, tiles, doors and cabinets. Environmental groups such as the Cheverly Conservation Alliance, the Maryland Energy Administration and the county’s Department of Environmental Resources came to the festival portion held at the Cheverly Community Center. Businesses included My Organic Market in College Park and Wildflower Yoga, which holds classes at Cheverly United Methodist Church For more information about Progressive Cheverly, visit www.progressivecheverly.org.