Young people like to have their own place to go where they can have fun with their friends, dance, talk and have something to eat. Parents want these same things for them and in addition also know they are in a safe environment.
Jim Harlow, a member of the North Glen Improvement Association, saw the need to provide such a place, so he and other members of the association recently formed "Kids Nite Out & Co."
Every other Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m., anyone between the ages of 7 and 17 is invited to the NGIA hall, 303 Wellham Ave., near Furnace Branch Road. Admission is $3.
Harlow is the disc jockey and playspopular music. Although he has a large selection of tapes, youngsters are permitted to bring with them their favorites for him to play.
Pizzas, french fries, sodas, candy and other snacks are prepared and served by Scout Troop No. 636.
Profits from the kitchen help theScouts with their activities.
Parents act as chaperones and help in the kitchen and wherever needed. The parent-volunteers say they have as good a time as the kids.
Parents really appreciate "Kids Nite Out & Co," with its sign-in procedure, no-smoking policy and ban onrunning in and out of the building. They know, too, that their children are having a good time with friends in a social setting.
The next dance is 7 p.m. Friday.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit at any time. If you have any questions, call Jim Harlow or his wife Anita at 761-4560.
A general meeting of the NGIA will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the association hall. Joe Bisesi, president, will conduct the open meeting.
The association works with the community to help with local problems, and has activities and functions, such as bingo, which runs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. This is a friendly get-together of neighbors who like the game and want to try their luck.
Cash prizes are awarded based on the number of people in attendance. Refreshments, including cakes, pizza and drinks, are available. Profits from bingo help to meet the expense of maintaining the building. The public is invited.
The NGIA hall is used frequently. David Cavanaugh, scout master, conducts a Boy Scout troop meeting there every Thursday from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
The general pack meeting takes place the last Thursday of the month. The Boy Scouts are joined at this meeting by the Cub Scouts led by Cub Master Dale Vogelsang.
The Cub Scouts meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church on Wellham Avenue.
The North Glen Athletic Association will conduct baseball and softball registrations at the hall between noon and 4 p.m. starting this Saturday.
Boys and girls ages 5 to16 can register. Subsequent registrations are:
* Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 to 9 p.m.
* Saturday, Jan. 26, 12 to 4 p.m.
* Sunday, Jan. 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
* And every Tuesday through March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Registration fee is $23 for the first child in the family, $11for the second child and $6 for the third. Ralph Mason is athletic director.
The athletic association is also sponsoring a dance as a fund-raiser. It will take place from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the hall on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The cost is $10 per person. A disc jockey will provide music. Beer and set-ups are included in the price.
Tickets may be purchased during any baseball registration. For additionalinformation, call Yvonne Boss at 760-9040.
The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will be bringing its third concert of theninth season to the North County High School at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania will be performing.
This versatile ensemble of 24 boys, ages 10 to 14, perform a variety of works: sacred and classical selections, sea chanteys, spirituals, musical theater and American folk songs.
The boys, under the direction of K. Bernard Schade, wear costumes and dance, making for an evening of top-quality entertainment.
The group was founded in 1970 as the Pocono Boys Choir, and have delighted audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England and Japan.
They have performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Chamber Opera, and have sung at Wolf Trap, England's Harrogate Festival and Tokyo's Disneyland. They were featured performers on theBBC and ABC networks.
There is still time to join PAAL for its final three concerts for a $20 subscription fee. Parking is free, well-lighted and handicapped accessible.
For more information about PAAL concerts, call 859-8047 or 859-8304.
A few days before Christmas, members of the Linthicum Seventh-day Adventist Church visited Southwest Baltimore as part of their "Christmas for the Needy" project.
Although it rained constantly, their spirits were not dampened.They served hot soup and sandwiches and handed out 280 wrapped giftsconsisting of hats, gloves, toys, baby clothes, socks and shirts.