You can run or walk, but crawling won't be allowed at the annual Rotary Fun Run/Walk scheduled for May 18 at Downs Park.
The park is located off Mountain Road and Pinehurst Drive, and gates will open at 7 a.m., with race time at 8 a.m.
The Fun Run/Walk is sponsored by Lake Shore Rotary and the county Commission on Physical Fitness. This year, proceeds from the Run/Walk will be used to maintain the Rev. Jim Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund for high school seniors and to support physical fitness programs in the county.
The event is open to individuals of all ages and abilities who enjoy running or walking.
For runners, the course for the timed 5K race will skirt the park's shoreline along asphalt pathsnear the bay and scenic woodlands. The 1-mile walk will take place along a park trail.
The entry fee is $7, and the usual parking fee will be waived for registrants.
Those registering in advance of the run date will be guaranteed a T-shirt and a gift. Registrations will be accepted prior to the start of the 8 a.m. race. All starters will receive a T-shirt.
Recognition plaques will be given to male andfemale winners of the 5K run. Ribbons will be awarded to all finishers.
Immediately following the finish of the run, a random drawing for prizes, donated by local businesses and professionals, will be awarded. All registrants present will be eligible for the drawing.
Entry forms are available at the park or by mail. For entry forms or more details, call John Creamer at 255-4552 or 437-8577.
Shrimp-lovers are in luck tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Stoney Creek Democratic Club's annual Shrimp Feast.
Dig in to steamed shrimp, shrimp soup, a hot and cold buffet, beer and setups. Music for dancing will be provided by Reason. Tickets are $20 each and will be availableat the door.
For more details, call Charlie Michaels at 437-9821.
VFW Post 2462 will hold its monthly Last Sunday Party from 2to 6 p.m. at the post home, 1720 Bayside Beach Road.
The $6 partywill include a delicious platter, refreshments and music for dancing.
The effect of the planned Big Valley Sports Complex on the Chelsea Beach and Woods Road communities will be the topic of discussion at a special meeting of the Chelsea Beach Residents Association on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Eastern District Police Station on Mountain Road.
Representatives from the county Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Planning and Zoning and the roads design office will attend. County Councilman Carl G. (Dutch) Holland will attend.
All residents are invited.
For more information, call CBRA president Barney Biacavilla at 437-3956.
The Faith/Hope Circle at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, May 5, at the church, 4760 Mountain Road.
Chairwoman Katie Haines reports that the market will take place, rain or shine. In addition to the usual flea-market finds, the ladies will sponsorcake and jewelry tables. The United Methodist Women will be selling various flower, vegetable and ornamental grass starter plants.
Something a little different this year is a Tasting Table. For a quarter, you can sample a mouthwatering goodie. Recipes will be available.
Luncheon items will be sold.
Aspen Park Community Association should have clear skies tomorrow for its annual Yard Sale, to takeplace from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mountain Estate Drive off Mountain Road.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit projects in the community.Parents of students at Bodkin Elementary and Lake Shore School are invited to join a study group on the Systematic Training for EffectiveParenting (STEP) that will begin next month.
The six-session group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Bodkin Elementary.
Leading three sessions will be Jo Kolakowski, reading teacher at Bodkin, and Jane Timberg, guidance counselor for Bodkin and Lake Shore.
The course is free but a Parent Handbook, costing $12, isrequired.
To register or for more information on the course, contact Jane Timberg at 255-5920 or 437-0464.
Wilma Traylor, a Red Cross certified instructor, will conduct a baby-sitter class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 18 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church on Mountain Road.
Children, ages 10 and older, may attend this certified course. Topics to be discussed will include how to answer the telephone, child development phases, emergencies, responsibilities, role playing, stress management and appropriate games and toys for various age groups.
The cost for the course is $25 per person, andparticipantsshould bring snacks, bag lunch, beverage and a Cabbage Patch doll. A minimum of 15 participants is required for the class to take place.
To register, call Cathy Jones at the church office, 255-8887, between 9 a.m. and noon daily.
Venice Civic Association announces its sixth annual Spring Yard Sale will take place from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4.
Over 25 families will participate. Shoppers should stop at the community hall, 1919 Arundel Road, for a reference map listing families participating.
For more information, call Marie Maddox at 255-0886.
From the weather reports, hikers on the interpretive Nature Hike planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at Downs Park should enjoy dry skies.
Ranger Dave DeVault will lead the 2-mile hike off the beaten paths to search for moccasin flowers, shadbush and other signs of springtime flora and fauna. Bring alongyour camera and field guides if you have them. Preregistration is required.
Back by popular demand, local basket maker Louis Hertz will demonstrate how to make a natural heart-shaped basket just in time for Mother's Day giving. The fee is $15 for supplies.
Preregistration and some additional supplies are required.
To register or for more information on park activities, call the park at 222-6230.