Just 22 more shopping days until Christmas.
The hunt has begun for bargains everywhere. Have you every noticed that the toy your childwants is the one that the store never has?
Stay calm, cool and collected, parents, the end is in sight.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: A special congratulations goes out to second-grader Michael Snowden, the only student on the principal's honor roll with all A's.
The office of PTA parliamentarian is vacant. In addition to handling procedural matters, the parliamentarian also advises the president.
If anyone is interested in filling this office, contact the school at 789-8777.
Brooklyn ParkElementary School news: Now is the time to make sure you are ready for Christmas. Beginning today and continuing through Thursday, the PTA will be sponsoring Santa's Secret Workshop.
This is an event that allows children to pick out and buy Christmas presents.
All items cost between 10 cents and $7.35.
A letter listing each student'sday to purchase items and a money envelope will be sent home today after they have browsed through the items.
The workshop will be open 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday for parents who would like to take a look.
* The school will be filled with songs of Christmas performed by the Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School Band 9 a.m. Wednesday.
* Third-graders will be getting in the holiday spirit Thursday when they attend the "Nutcracker" at the Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts of Arts in
* Parents of third-grade students are encouraged to attend the Arlington Echo Presentation 7 p.m.Wednesday. They will be discussing the overnight trip to Arlington Echo.
Park Elementary School news: A big thank you is extendedto the following organizations that contributed to the holiday baskets distributed in the community on Nov. 26: the Roland Terrace Democratic Club presented a check for $200 to the school's Human Relations Committee; Peggy Vick of the Glen Burnie branch of the Salvation Armydonated eight turkeys and a large supply of canned goods; Box-N-Saveof Brooklyn Park Plaza also donated food.
Without these donations, the committee would never have accomplished its goal of helping needy neighbors.
Everyone is invited to attend the PTO meeting and Winter Concert 7 p.m. tomorrow at the school.
North County HighSchool news: The North County Knights Parent's Club will meet 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the media center.
Interested in having breakfast with Santa Claus? St. Rose of Lima Catholic School will sponsor Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. until noon Saturday in the school hall, 4th and Jeffrey streets. The menu will consist of french toast sticks, sausage, home fries, cereal, juice, milk and coffee.
Tickets are $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. Pictures with Santa Claus can be bought. A Santa's Workshop will also be available for children to do their Christmas shopping.
For tickets or more information, call 355-1050, 636-5506 or 636-4375.
The Arundel Singers, a choral group, will be performing its Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave.
Some of the concert selections will be: "The Jesus Gift," "O HolyNight," "Winter Medley," "Mister Santa" and "Jingle Bells through the Ages."
Everyone is invited to attend. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken. Get in the Christmas spirit as you hear the beautiful songs of the season.
The United Methodist Women of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will have a breakfast meeting 9 a.m. Saturday in Lacher Hall. All women are invited to attend.
Harbor Hospital Center news: A new federal law, the Patient Self-Determination Act, went into effect yesterday. The legislation increases a patient's control over his or her care, particularlyat the end of life when the patient may not be able to speak.
Thehospital will be sponsoring a free program, "Exercise Your Right: Put Your Health Care Decisions in Writing," 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Participants will learn more about advance directives, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for health care and discussions with physicians.
The hospital will be asking all adults who are being admitted to an inpatient unit if they have an advance directive. If theydo not, the hospital will provide the patient with a packet of information, including the forms for the living will and durable power of attorney, said Jackie Breeden, director of public relations.
Although people wishing to compete a living will or durable power of attorney do not need a lawyer's assistance for either form, they do need two persons who are not relatives, potential heirs or care givers to witness their signatures.
State law prohibits hospital employees from witnessing patients' signatures on these documents, so it's best to have the forms filled out ahead of time.
For more information about the program, or to receive a packet on advance directives, call 347-3441.
The Northern District Police Community Relations Council will have its Christmas party 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Northern District Police Station. Everyone is asked to bring their specialty covered dish.
The council will provide fried chicken, lunch meat tray, bread and rolls. Suggested items to bring include potato salad, cole slaw, deviled eggs, potato chips, pretzels and desserts.
Aspecial thank you goes to the Tuesday Senior Club of Brooklyn Park-Curtis Bay for collecting gloves, socks, yarn and buttons and donatingthem to Brooklyn Park Elementary School. All items were greatly appreciated.
The Arundel Improvement Association news: Deepest sympathy to the president of the AIA, Frances Jones, on the recent lossof her husband.