Harbor Hospital Center has developed a one-session breast-feeding class for women in their sixth, seventh or eighth month of pregnancy.
The classes begin Aug. 21, continue every third Wednesday of each month, and teach expectant mothers about the anatomy and physiology ofbreast-feeding, basic steps for getting started, problems associatedwith breast-feeding and how working mothers can continue breast-feeding.
"It's not uncommon for a new mom who's trying to breast-feed to be concerned that the baby is not getting enough to eat," said Karen Sell, a lactation consultant at the hospital.
"With a bottle, you can see how much milk the baby has had. That's why breast feeding education before and reassurance after the baby is born is so important for these moms."
The two-hour class is at 7 p.m. in the hospital's assembly room.
Class is limited to 15.
Registration is requiredand deadline for the Aug. 21 class is Aug. 7.
The cost is $15.
For information or to register, call Rosemarie Collins, R.N., at 347-BABY.
The Park Elementary School guidance staff has moved its Health Fitness Day from Thursday to Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m.
The Brooklyn Park Elementary School Health Fitness Day remains Friday 9 to11 a.m.
A nurse from the Health Department will speak to the group on nutrition.
Sherry Fisher, an aerobics instructor, will conduct an exercise session, and the students will get pamphlets from the American Lung Association and the health department.
Children are asked to bring a jug of water and a jump rope.
All elementary school children are invited to attend.
The Brooklyn Heights UnitedMethodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have its Council on Ministries Planning meeting 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Allwork area representatives should attend to assist in planning next year's calendar.
Attendance ensures getting your committee's eventson the church calendar.
The church also will sponsor a night Bible School 7 to 8:30 Aug. 12-15 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.
The Bible School theme is "Jesus Calls: Come Follow."
On Friday night, a covered dish dinner and special program will be offered.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, contact the church at 789-3688.
The Brooklyn Health Association is still looking fordonations to help pay for a flag pole at the Brooklyn Park Health Center.
To date, the group has about half the amount needed and is looking into the possibility of receiving a matching grant from the county.
If you or your business would like to help, call the center.
* Congratulations to Jon Marc Creighton for receiving the first Good Neighbor Award given by the Brooklyn Health Association.
The association plans to make this an annual award.
* The health centeris offering a free pneumococcal vaccine for healthy adults older than 65.
For more information on any center event, call the center at222-6620.
The next meeting of the Northern District Police Community Relations Council will be 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the police station on Hammonds Lane.
Make plans to attend the meeting and bring a friend.
The YWCA offers summer swimming lessons at the North Linthicum pool. The last session will be Aug. 5-16.
All classes are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. and noon.
All children must be registered with the YWCA.
Cost is $7.
The Y offers classes for preschool, beginners, advanced beginners and swimmer intermediates.
Everyone must register.
To register or for more information, call768-2500.
Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Aug.25 crab feast sponsored by the Arundel Improvement Association.
The event is 1 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $18 per person and includes steamed crabs, crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, salads and baked beans.
Music will be provided the M & M's Diversified.
* The association's seniors group (CASOS) will sponsor a minivan bus trip to Mayo Beach in South County on Aug. 16..
The van will leave the AIA hall 8:30 a.m. and return 3 p.m.
To buy crab feast tickets or makereservations for the trip, call Frances Jones, 789-2192.
Need help planning special diet menus?
Have questions about cholesterol -- what you should eat and what you shouldn't?
Call the county Department of Health's Nutrition Line at 222-7010 on Monday afternoons 2 to 4 p.m.
A registered dietitian will assist you with your special nutrition and diet concerns.
Phyllis Flowers Phone: 789-2517
Phyllis Lucas 789-3118