Thank God it's Friday and we've made it through the first week of the first month of 1991. The children have gone back to school, while both income tax forms and contest time have arrived -- we've received our official winning numbers, certificates, prize lists and enough magazine stamps to put a bad taste in anyone's mouth.
It's big decision time. Do I dare not send in my official entry with my winning numbers by the early bird deadline? Will I get a better shot at the big bucks if I order a magazine?
The decision is a tough one, especially since that guy on the television commercial keeps thanking me for not entering last year.
Ijust know that he won my money. Not a comforting thought, but at least I won't have to pay taxes on it.
If you haven't visited the Christmas train garden at the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company yet, this weekend will be your last opportunity.
The display will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Donations are requested.
Loads of free parking is available behind the fire station, 8506 Fort Smallwood Road.
Formore information, call the station at 255-1314 or 255-3636.
What would a new year be without resolutions? If you've put getting into shape on your list, then the fitness programs offered by the YMCAin our area beginning next week should be of interest.
Aerobics in Motion, a choreographed dance fitness program designed to promote cardiovascular conditioning while toning muscles and improving coordination, is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at George Fox Middle School, 7922 Outing Avenue.
Need to tone your tummy or lose those love handles? Do both and improve your aerobic conditioning at Shape-up/Tone classes scheduled at the Fort Smallwood and Lake Shore elementary schools.
Classes at Fort Smallwood Elementary, 1720 Poplar Ridge Road, are slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Need a later class time or another day? Try the 8 to 9 p.m. class at Lake Shore Elementary, 4615 Mountain Road, on Mondays andThursdays.
Midnight shift workers or moms with babies can join the 9 to 10 a.m. Shape-up/Tone class at Victory Bible Church, off Catherine Avenue, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Baby-sitting is available for an additional fee.
If 30 minutes is all you can fit into your busy schedule, consider joining the Tone class slated for 7:30 p.m. Mondayand Wednesday evenings at George Fox Middle.
Registrations will be accepted by instructors at the first class.
Fees for the seven-week sessions vary, with YMCA members receiving a discount.
Drop-ins are always welcome, for a $3.50-per-class fee.
For more details on YMCA membership or YMCA classes, call the Severna Park YMCA at 647-3638.
The congregation at Emmanuel Luther Church has scheduled a pot-luck supper at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road.
The Rev. John Douglas will lead a worship service to be followed by the burning of the greens at 7:30 p.m.
All women of the church are welcome to attend the next meeting of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at 7:30 p.m. Monday at thechurch.
Hostesses for the evening will be Henrietta Stevens and Doris Jackson.
For more information on church activities, call the office at 255-4141.
The final figures are in for the annual Cadbury candy fund-raiser for St. Jane Frances School.
Students andtheir families sold 16,000 candy bars, resulting in an $8,000 profitfor St. Janes Frances.
Judy Gibson, candy sale chairperson, said the two top sellers were seventh-grader Roger Brown, with $500, and Donald Dougherty, a kindergarten student, with $360.
The prize won by both boys was a helicopter ride with Santa Claus when he visited the school Dec. 19.
Speaking of winners, the winners of the Elizabeth's Landing community decorating contest were recently announced by the Elizabeth's Landing Community Association. Decorations were viewed Dec. 23 by three judges from other communities.
Ribbons were awarded to Rick and Pat Brager of Black Rock Harbour, for best white light display, and Don Saunders of Englishmen Harbour for best colored light display.
Three ribbons were awarded for the best decorated door. First place went to Douglas and Wendy Norton of PassamaquodyHarbour. The Feens Family of Cobs Cook Harbour captured second place, while the front door of Charles Miller of Michias Harbour won thirdplace.
The ribbon for the most beautiful decorations overall was awarded to Mario and Gloria Golle of Bulman Harbour.
The LakeShore Democratic Club invites you to enjoy an afternoon of music anddancing and have supper too, all for $6 per person.
Sunday $6 Parties are scheduled 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 20 at the clubhouse, 236 Maryland Avenue.
Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling Martin Foote at 437-2339.
It's the time of year again for high school students to sharpen their pencils and take the state functional writingand citizenship tests.