St. Philip Neri School, 6401 Orchard Road in Linthicum, will begin observing Catholic Education Week with an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Principal Mary Ellen Healey said prospective students and their parents are welcome to tour the building and meet with teachers who will be available in the classrooms to answer questions on textbooks and curriculum.
St. Philip Neri serves kindergarten through eighth-grade students. It is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.
In addition to the guided tours, a video and refreshments will be set up in the lobby.
Other activities are planned throughout the week. Students will be treated to ice cream on Monday as part of Student Appreciation Day.
Spirit Day is planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Each homeroom will assemble and share the raps and cheers they have made up expressing how they feel about the school.
Classrooms will be open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. until noon Jan. 30. Anyone who would like to sit in ona class session is invited. Guides will be available to take visitors throughout the school.
On Jan. 31, classroom visits and tours will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Msgr. Francis X. Zorbach, pastor at St. Philip's, will close Catholic Education Week with Mass at 9 a.m.
Registration for new students will begin on Sunday Jan. 27.
If any additional information is needed, please call the school at859-1212.
The school is looking for senior citizens who have someextra Tender Loving Care and spare time on their hands to help out in several areas.
The school needs a health room volunteer for Tuesday mornings and Wednesday mornings and afternoons, a cafeteria volunteer to hand out milk and orange juice during lunch, library aides and teacher aides to help in the classrooms with reading and other curriculum. No experience is necessary.
Please call the school office at 859-1212 if you would like to volunteer or for more information.
Ferndale Elementary School will have a special graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Jan. 31.
County police Officer Harry Neisser will award attendance certificates, recognition stickers and T-shirts to fifth and sixth graders who participated in the Drug Awareness Resistance Education Program (DARE).
Neisser conducted regular classes at the school as part of a county-wide program that taught students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Students will present skits and read some of the poems and stories they have written on the subject. A special invitation will be sent to parents of students who participate, but all parents are welcome to attend the graduation.
The Executive PTA Board meeting of George Cromwell Elementary School PTA will be at 7 p.m. tonight at the school on Wellham Avenue. Information, call the school at 761-8520.
The school's PTA will also sponsor a bicycle safety program with John Overstreet. Early Childhood Intervention (E.C.I.) through third-grade classes as well as diagnostic students will see the presentation from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and fourth through sixth graders will see Overstreet from 10:20 to 11:15 a.m.tomorrow at the school. The presentations are part of the cultural arts program sponsored by the PTA. Parents are invited to attend.
If you are interested in the culture and music of Central American countries, you will enjoy the dinner and concert that will take place at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
This Feb. 3 event is sponsored by the church's Mission Committee. It will begin at5:30 p.m. in the church's building, 200 School Lane.
For reservations call Betty Zoller at 859-3176, or Joanne Owens at 859-0371 through Jan. 31.
All families are invited to services at the PeaceLutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave., on Sunday.
Sunday School for children is at 9:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., the children will join their families for cake, cookies, coffee and lemonade in the fellowship hall.
Everyone can then attend the 11 a.m. worship service, which willinclude a sermon for the children.
The Ferndale Garden Club has planned a program entitled, "This Meeting is for the Birds," for Monday at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.
The meeting begins at 8 p.m. and will include a bird-feeder activity.
Jeanette Lehman and Sue Latini will be hostesses for the evening.
If you are interested in joining the club or if you would like to be a guest for the evening, please call Helen Childs at 859-0370.
The general meeting of the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons No. 3850 will take place tomorrow at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.
A social hour with refreshments will begin at noon. The meeting will follow at 12:45 p.m. with guest speaker Todd Jerscheid discussing health and fitness awareness for seniors.
Jerscheid works for North Arundel Hospital and assists withthe walking program at Marley Station Mall.
Plans for the upcoming Valentine's Dance and the May Fair will be discussed at the meeting.
For more information, call Lelia Strong at 859-5515.
Deliciousfood and lively music is promised at the 19th Annual German Night onFeb. 2, at the St. Philip Neri Church.
Dinner will be served from8 to 9 p.m. A German platter will include bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, pickles, celery, rye and white bread, beer, chips and pretzels.
Dancing is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with music by The Bavarian Brass.
The cost is $10 and tickets are still available. Call Gus Kipke at 859-1652.