The holidays are always a good excuse to turn our backs on our diets and indulge in good food and delicious desserts. It sounds good to make resolutions, even to the person who makes them. But a lot of things are easier said than done.
Dieting is at the top of the list for one-half of this Phyllis team. I am determined to loss weight, lotsof it.
I will be sharing my success with everyone. I am too embarrassed to print how much I weigh but periodically will report how much I have lost.
The two of us would be interested in printing low-calorie recipes. If you are interested in sharing one with our readers, give us a call.
Belle Grove Elementary news: The first PTA meeting ofthe new year is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the school. Superintendent Larry L. Lorton will attend and address the group, along with Carolyn Roeding, president of the countywide PTA.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle-Junior news: Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. To help prepare for this important event, the school will be having a Super Bowl pizza fund-raiser.
Through Jan. 11, students will be taking orders for uncooked pizza kits. The students will distribute the pizzas to their customers Jan. 26, the day before Super Bowl Sunday.
Each kit contains three 12-inch pizza shells, three bags of shredded 100 percent cheese, three 6-ounce bags of pizza sauce and a choice of pepperoni or crumbled sausage. The price per kit is: cheese, $11.50; pepperoni, $13; whole-wheat, $13; and sausage, $13.50. The school would prefer checks.
Prizes will be awarded to the three students in each grade who sell the most kits. First place will receive $35,second place $25 and third place $15. There will be a dance for students who sell at least one pizza kit. Students who sell five or more pizza kits will receive free tickets to the dance.
If you are interested in buying these pizza kits, please contact a student or call the school at 789-8500.
Belle Grove Improvement Association will hold its first meeting of the new year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Belle Grove Elementary library. Sen. Philip C. Jimeno will help install the new officers for 1991. Membership fees for the association are now due.
The yearly fee is $5 per household. Make check payable toBelle Grove Improvement Association and mail to BGIA, care of Cathy Calabrese, Treasurer, 304 Grove Park Road, Baltimore, Md. 21225.
The cuddly Christmas bear raffled off last month was won by John Hennessy.
Get your New Year off to a good start. Join the Coronary Club meeting at Harbor Hospital Center. This month's theme is "Exercise Your Heart."
The club welcomes all heart-disease patients, their families and friends. The group concentrates on educating patients on exercise, stress, diet and other issues related to the heart. For more information, call 347-3553.
Having a baby is a wonderful experience but can turn into a frightening time if you are not familiar withyour surroundings and comfortable with your hospital and staff.
The hospital is offering tours of its maternity unit at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month and 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the monthfor couples who plan to deliver at the hospital.
First-time grandparents are invited to attend a free two-hour grandparenting class immediately following the maternity tours.
The sessions will be in the Nursery Conference Room, and will center around the changing rolesof grandparents, the importance of family-centered care and the manner in which grandparents can provide support.
For more informationabout the tours and/or grandparenting classes, call 347-3412.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10123 and the Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arundel Improvement Association Building.
District President Betty Nierhoof will be at the meetingto inspect the treasurer's books.
At 8 p.m. today, the board of governors will meet at the Arundel Improvement Association Hall. The agenda for the meeting will be the selection of a board chairman and committee members.
The county Department of Health will offer low-cost cervical cancer screening at the Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, on Thursday. An appointment is necessary; call 222-7145.
If you promised yourself that you are going to shape up for summer '91, the county Department of Recreation and Parks has just what you need: "Dance Fitness Classes" at Belle Grove Elementary School, for adults and teens.
You can lose pounds and inches the challenging way and still have lots of fun. Classes are non-competitive and run for eight weeks. The fee is $42.50 per session. Registration is required.
Classes are slated for 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 23. For more information, call 741-1957 or 222-3600.
Looking for something to do on a cold Friday night? How about a game or two of Bingo?
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 410 Jeffrey St., will sponsor a Parish May Carnival Bingo beginning at 7:45 p.m.Friday in the school hall.