Rain, rain, go away, especially for Lake Shore's opening day. Check the forecasts, cross your fingers or, better yet, say a prayer that tomorrow's Lake Shore Youth Baseball Opening Day Parade will go off without a hitch.
More than 500 youngsters, their coaches, local politicians and the Chesapeake High School Marching Band will be participating in the 30-minute community celebration. Marchers will assemble at Lake Shore School and proceed east on Mountain Road to North ShoreDrive and opening day ceremonies at Looper's Field.
County police will close Mountain Road from 9 to 9:30 a.m. between North Shore Drive and School House Lane.
The Pasadena community will have the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to Msgr. Charles F. Muth
at a reception set for 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Jane FrancesSchool hall on St. Jane Drive.
Muth, a cornerstone in the RivieraBeach area for over 20 years, will be leaving the parish and retiring from his active priestly duties in June.
The Rev. Dennis Tinder,presently serving at St. Joseph's Church in Fullerton, has been appointed to replace Muth.
Everyone is invited.
* In celebration ofEarth Day, students at St. Jane Frances School will be finding out more about the animals that inhabit the land and seas on Monday.
Children in kindergarten to third grades will be visited by Ann Johnson, from the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary. She will be explaining how animals get hurt and what the sanctuary does to help then recover and be released.
Students in grades 4 to 8 will belearning more about the largest members of the mammal family, whales, from Terry Kilkowski. Her half-hour presentation will discuss the history of whales, the current status of whaling today and restrictions on hunting them.
Parents are welcome.
The YMCA begins its next session of fitness classes in thePasadena area next week.
Shape-up and tone classes featuring 30 minutes of floor work are offered at various times and days in several Pasadena locations.
Evening classes will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at George Fox Middle School on Outing Avenue and from 8 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Lake Shore School. A morning class will take place from9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at Victory Bible Church off Catherine Avenue.
Baby sitting is available for an additional cost.
A 30-minute tone class featuring all floor work will take place from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at George Fox Middle School.
Registrations will be accepted the first night of class. Tryouts, fora small fee, are always welcomed.
For more details, call SheilaLight at the Severna Park YMCA, 647-3800.
Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church will sponsor its second annual Spring Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the church, 8325 Ventnor Road.
Beautiful handmade crafts, just in time for Mother's Day, will be sold. Delectablesweets, cakes, breads and cookies will be available for purchase. Don't forget to browse the White Elephant area or buy a new plant.
Aspecial room for the kiddies, featuring carnival games, will be available so moms and dads can shop uninterrupted.
Hot off the presses, just in time for the fair, is the church's new cookbook. Priced at $10, thevinyl-covered, spiral cookbook is packed with more than 500 recipes.
Food and refreshments, a tombola table and raffle items including a weekend getaway at Berkley Springs, W.Va., and a bisque doll will round out the event.
For more details, call Gloria Romney at 255-2803.
Every day the world seems to get a little smaller. We can view the smallest corners of the Earth from our armchairs and vicariously take part in historical happenings. But the human contact just isn't there.
Bridging the miles and establishing contacts with cultures diverse or foreign is not easy for the individual.
That's where groups like World Exchange come into the picture. Somewhere, in another land, a student is waiting. He or she would love to spend a month this summer in the United States. Not in a hotel or on a tour bus but with an American family learning about the real America and making friends.
That's where you come in.
In July, teen-agestudents from France will be trekking to our area and host families are needed. As a host family, your responsibilities are to provide a warm, family environment in your home with a place to sleep and meals. Your visiting student will provide their own spending money, transportation costs and health and liability insurance.
Sounds interesting? Like to become involved?
Gail Welder, local coordinator for World Exchange, would love to talk with you and give you moreinformation about the program. Call her at 255-5782.
The next meeting of the Greater Pasadena Council is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eastern District Police Station on Mountain Road.
Donna Goins, from the county Risk Management Department, will present a program on insurance coverage from community associations.