For New Year's Eve, Pasadena Is The Place To Be


December 28, 1990|By Peg Adamarczyk

All dressed up with no place to go this New Year's Eve? Stick close to home and ring in '91 at one of several parties planned in the greater Pasadena area.

Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road, is sponsoring a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday.

The party will feature an open bar, hot and cold buffet and hats and noisemakers.

Music for dancing will be provided by the Jumpin' Jacks.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be obtained by calling 437-9821.

* Over at St. Jane's Hall, the Home/School Association of St. Jane Frances School will play host to a New Year's Eve Gala beginning at 9 p.m.

Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, beer, setups, sodas, party favors and a continental breakfast are included in the $15-per-person cost.

Reservations can be made by calling 437-2917 or 544-2453.

* Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company invites you to join the revelry from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Monday at the fire hall on Fort Smallwood Road.

Music will be provided by Chuck Dean's Sound of Music.

Munch on hot hors d'oeuvres and the goodies on the hot platter. Help yourself to the whiskey sour and fuzzy navel fountains; a continental breakfast will be served before you depart.

Tickets are $60 per couple. Call Michael Watts at 417-2920, or call the fire station at 255-1314.

* Join in the merrymaking at Lake Shore Democratic Club, 236 Maryland Ave., from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday.

An open bar and hot and cold buffet will be offered, and dancing to the music of The Coachmen are included in the $20 per person price.

Tickets maybe obtained by calling Martin Foote, 437-2339.

* Paradise Beach Improvement Association invites you to celebrate at Pasadena's own Kurtz's Beach from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday.

A salad bar with appetizers will begin the evening, followed by dinner featuring your choice of stuffed chicken breast, stuffed shells or sweet and sour meatballs. Entrees will be served with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans almondine and rolls and butter.

Music by a DJ, beer, setups, hats, noise makers, midnight champagne toast, cold buffet with appetizers and cold cuts, a sweets tray and coffee are all included.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased by calling 255-1280 or 255-6494.

* St. Jane Frances CYO invites all teens in grades 8 to 12 to come to the second annual New Year's Eve Bash. The event will take place this evening from 9 p.m. to midnight in St. Jane's Hall.

Food, prizes and a New Year's countdown are all included at this chaperoned event.

Music for dancing will be provided by DJ Tony Pappas of Innovative Sounds and dressy attire is preferred.

The cost of admission is $3 for CYO members and $5 for non-members.

* The YMCA will begin its winter basketball program at three schools in the Pasadena area on Jan. 5.

The nationwide program is open to boys and girls, ages 6 to 13, and emphasizes fitness, fair play, skills and fun. Everyone will play.

Children in the Bodkin Elementary School area will practice at the school from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Practice will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Jacobsville Elementary.

Intramural games and practice for children in the Lake Shore area will take place at Lake Shore Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m on Saturdays.

Early registration is advised. For registration details, call Jay Dickey at the Glen Burnie YMCA, 761-1251 or 761-1487.

* On Jan. 9, the guidance department of Northeast High School will be sponsoring a special two-part informational session for parents and students beginning at 7 p.m.

"Return of the Native" will feature '90 Northeast graduates sharing their first-semester college experiences. They will tell you what they have found to be successful, things they wish they would have done differently and hints on what students should be doing during their remaining high school days.

At 8 p.m., the discussion will change focus and look at a different aspect of higher education -- financial aid.

Counselors will provide information and discuss the major sources of financial aid, financial aid application procedures, legislative changes in financial aid and new higher-education financing options.

Parents of seniors with questions about the Financial Aid Form (FAF) can get assistance.

If your student doesn't plan on attending college but is interested in attending a trade school, information about the FAF will be useful to you, too. Most schools such as Lincoln Technical, RETS Electronic Schools and Yorktowne Business School use the form.

The program is not limited to seniors and their parents, though. Ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade students and their parents are also invited to get a preview of what's ahead.

Registration is required. For more details, call the school at 437-640.

* Frequent visitors to Downs Park can save money by purchasing 1991 parking permits, which will go on sale Wednesday.

Regular parking stickers are good for one calendar year and cost $15 for county residents.

Those 55 years and older may purchase a permit card that will be honored at Downs Park and Quiet Waters, the newest county park in Annapolis.

The cards are permanent and will not need to be renewed annually.

The senior cards will be offered at a special rate of $3 and may be purchased at the Downs Park information center.

For more details, call the park at 222-6230.

Peg Adamarczyk Phone:437-6343 PASADENA

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