Here's a thought: Will spring arrive in 60 days, or will the groundhog see his shadow?
Saturday is Candlemas Day, otherwise known as Groundhog Day.
Let's hope he doesn't see his shadow. We could all use a little warm sunshine in our lives.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: Just a reminder to attend the PTA meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Dr. Larry Lorton, superintendent of county public schools, will be the guest speaker along with Carolyn Roeding, president of the county PTA.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Due to an editing error in last week's column, the students who entered the Young Author Contest shouldhave been listed as receiving certificates of participation. The winners have not been announced.
On Wednesday, a cultural arts program, "Black Hall of Fame," will be presented to the school. This program presents a variety of miniautobiographies through song and dance. Students in Kindergarten to third grade will view the program from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; students in grades 4 through 6 will view the show from 2p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle-Junior High School news: An Honor Roll Assembly was conducted recently for all students named to either the A or B Honor Roll during the first marking period. Nearly 300 students attended. After the assembly, the students were rewarded for their efforts with a pizza party.
Congratulations to Chris Benson, a seventh-grader, who received a scholarship to attend the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He will be learning how to use the airbrush. Two other students, Vikki Li and Kevin Nesselroad, were chosen to perform with the All-County Middle/Junior Chorus. Congratulations to them, too.
The school will be closed today and tomorrow for teacher's work days.
Park Elementary School news: The students, parents and staff from the school have collected $60,000 in pink Giant cash register receipts for free computer equipment. Please continue to send in your receipts.
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will hold its monthly meeting at 8:30 tonight at the Northern District Police Station, 939 Hammonds Lane.
All active members and community members are encouraged to attend. Atthis meeting, they will be discussing the upcoming baseball/softballseason.
The American Legion Post No. 34, 5526 Belle Grove Road, will sponsor a Bull and Oyster Roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 24. Music will be provided by "Front Page News." The menu consists of pit beef, raw oyster bar, hot dogs and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, corn, salads, a cold buffet and beer and sodas. Tickets are $18 perperson. For more information or reservations, call 789-9682.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School will hold an open house on Wednesday. If you have been thinking about enrolling your children here, now is the opportunity to visit classes in session, tour the school and have all your questions answered.
Prekindergarten classes will be open from 1 to 2 p.m., kindergarten classes from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and all other grades will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An extended-care program is also available at the school. For more information, please call 355-1050.
In conjunction with Catholic School Week, all St. Rose of Lima alumni are invited to attend a special viewing of the school at 7 p.m. Thursday. Come out and see how the school has changed and progressed since you attended.
Don't forget to get your tickets for the St. Valentine's Dance from 9 to 1 a.m. on Saturday atthe school hall. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $12 per person at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 354-8860 or 789-3527.
A symposium, "AIDS: Perspectives for Health Care Providers," will be sponsored by the Harbor Hospital Center's Department of Medicine on Saturday and Sunday. The time will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for both days. Occupational exposure to HIV, pre- and post-HIV counseling, ethical and legal aspects and primary care ofthe HIV patient.
To register or for more information, call Michele Levin, 347-3839.
An indoor flea market is set for 9 a.m. to2 p.m. on Saturday at Resurrection Lutheran Church Hall, Hammonds Lane and Robinwood Road in Brooklyn Park. Tables may be rented for $10.Lunch will also be sold. For table rental information, call 789-0349.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Autism Society of America will sponsor a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, 619 Matthews Ave. Music will be provided by a disk jockey. Set-ups will be supplied.
For more information or tickets, call Tim Simmons, 544-3452.