We haven't had much time for "yard sales" this spring because of sports and more sports.
When we finally got the chance to steal away, it was heartbreaking to ride around for two hours following yard sale signs that were 2 weeks old.
We all love yard sales, and those signs are important for your big day. But after a few "big days" have been advertised, the poles become a neighborhood eyesore.
FOR THE RECORD - In yesterday's Brooklyn Park Neighbors column, a phone number for the Harbor Hospital Benefit Regatta VII Party was incorrect.
The correct number is 347-3472.
Remember, if you put signs up to advertise your day, please take a few minutes to take them down when the sale is over. Everyone in the community will thank you.
Harbor Hospital Center is offering a low-cost breast-screening program as part of the American Cancer Society'sstatewide effort to provide affordable breast screenings for women over the age of 35.
The program, which costs $45, is for women withno symptoms or history of breast disease. It includes a screening mammogram, a breast examination and information.
The hospital center's mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology and staffed by trained professionals. The screening program is offered from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow and 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. A doctor's referral is not required for the screening appointment.
Toschedule an appointment, call 347-3711.
* Applications are being accepted for the hospital's Junior Volunteer Program. Students must be at least 15 years old and have completed the ninth grade. Volunteers will learn new skills and earn community service credit while making a contribution to the hospital.
The program offers positions in 25 departments, including patient-related and clerical areas.
For more information, call 347-3441.
* A Benefit Regatta VII Party is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. July 13 on the hospital's back lawn. The event is open to the public.
A complete bull roast menu and beer, wine and soda will be served. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Harbor Hospital Center's PediatricsUnit.
For more information or tickets, call 347-2200, Ext. 3472.
The guidance office will be offering summer activities for elementary school-age children at the Brooklyn Park Elementary and ParkElementary schools.
As members of the Pen Pal Club, children willwrite letters to seniors in a nursing home, children in the hospital, or both. The program will help children develop their writing skills and make new friends.
The club will meet at Brooklyn Park Elementary on July 3, 10, 24 and 31 from 10 to 11:00 a.m and at Park Elementary on July 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Please call the schools for more information or if you would like your child to attend.Brooklyn Park Elementary, 789-1881. Park Elementary, 789-0174.
Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have its first session of vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 8-12. The theme will be "Share God's Blessing."
A nighttimechurch school will be conducted in August.
For more information, contact the church at 789-3688.
The Brooklyn Health Association is raising money to buy a flagpole for the Brooklyn Park Health Center.
Individuals, clubs and businesses are urged to contribute.
Contact the center at 222-6620.
A little too early to be thinking about Christmas? Not if you are interested in taking a trip tovisit the "Festival of Lights" in Wheeling, W.Va.
The three-day trip is being sponsored by the Glass, Pottery and Plastics AssociationWorkers No. 12 Retirees Club.
The package deal includes bus transportation, two nights of accommodations, two breakfasts, two dinners,a tour of historic Wheeling, admission to Wheeling Downs Race Track,the light tour of Oglebay Park, a country show at Jamboree, U.S.A., and baggage handling.
The cost is $240 for double, triple or quad room occupancy. A single room is available for $50 extra.
A $50 deposit is required by Aug. 1, with the balance due Oct. 1.
For moreinformation and reservations, call Blanche Barnes at 761-2702.
The Brooklyn Park Satellite at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., will offer a 10-week painting class for men and women 60 years or older. The classes will be conducted Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning July 11.
Beginners through advanced students are welcome.
Members of Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1956 are planning their 35th reunion. The event is planned for Oct. 26 at Snyder'sRestaurant, Hammonds Ferry Road.
Tickets are $30 per person and include a hot buffet and a live band.
If you know of any former classmates who would be interested, or would like to attend yourself, call 391-3220 after 5 p.m., or write 8821 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore,21237.
An outdoor health tip: Warm weather brings children outside to play, and children and dogs are not always the best of friends.
Dogs can become agitated in the heat and take it out on an unsuspecting child. Remember to keep your pets immunized. Be sure to warn your children about touching stray dogs and wild animals. Rabies can be a big threat.