5 Things to Check Out This Week, Jan. 16-21

Several key boards and commissions will be in action this week, and there's also a big rally down in Annapolis to push for transportation funding.

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Piney Orchard Community Center

Details: Piney Orchard will hold its monthly meeting, which is open to all residents. It’s a chance to get the latest news from the community, and there will be time set aside to hear resident concerns.


When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis

Details: The school board will vote on a $4.5 million agreement with the developers of Arundel Gateway on an expansion at Meade High School. The developer has agreed to build 12 new classrooms to accommodate the new students that would be added as a result of its new development in Laurel.


When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Capt. John E. Smathers Army Reserve Center, Maryland Route 175 between 20 1/2 and 21st streets.

Details: The RAB board meets every other month to discuss the environmental program at Fort Meade, including the cleanup of chemical contamination of groundwater in the area. Thursday’s meeting will feature an update on a munitions sweep of the Little Patuxent River and removal of methane from the area of the former Manor View dump site.


When: Thursday, 6:45 p.m.
, 1210 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.

Details: Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-4th District) will be the guest speaker. Edwards began representing portions of Anne Arundel County after redistricting became official in October.


When: Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
Lawyers Mall, Annapolis.

Details: The State Transportation Alliance to Restore Trust (START) will rally in Annapolis to push the legislature to raise more than $800 million for transportation improvements in the state. START, which includes more than 90 business groups, is especially focused on getting money for the expansion of roads around Fort Meade.


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