Are your preschoolers bored and looking for something to do now thatbig brothers and big sisters are back in school? If so, then ParentsAnd Children Together (PACT) has what you may be looking for.
Thegroup is sponsoring six weeks of fun for you and your child. Activity groups run Mondays, beginning Jan. 20, at the Anne Arundel Health Education Center in Annapolis and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 22, at 1657 Crofton Parkway. Both sessions run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
An early-childhood educator will lead the group in such activities such as cooking, crafts, music, exercise and possibly field trips. The groups also provide a chance for you to meet other parents and preschoolers and to enlarge the scope of play activities in your home.
For registration information or to get mailing lists, call 721-7719.
Parents also may want to take advantage of the PACT care-and-share support/discussion group for parents of children ages 3 to 6 years.
This group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday mornings foreight weeks beginning Jan. 16 at the Anne Arundel Health Education Center in Annapolis.
Parents should find this group an enriching supportive experience where they can meet others and share information and concerns. Children enjoy supervised group play. Popular topics, which may include discipline, sibling rivalry, transition and preschool experiences, are researched and presented in a way that stimulates informal discussion.
To register or for more information, call 721-7719.
The Chesapeake Treasures Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Crofton Middle School for anyone interested in English smocking and related needle art.
The chapter meets on the second Thursday of each month and serves members from Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. Call Helen Marie at 987-7841 or Barbara at 261-0636 if this sounds like something in which you would like to be involved.
If you have a childin one of the Crofton Elementary schools and they are in the music programs, or maybe thinking of joining one, rest assured they are under the care of some of the best teachers in the county. Joanna Trebelhorn, a junior at Arundel High who has been selected for All-State Orchestra, and Brian Goodwin, a freshman at Arundel chosen for the All-State Junior orchestra, are but the latest proof of the high quality of music instruction available at area schools.
They both began studying with Sally Stallings in elementary school and are now working with George Vance of the Bass Project in Washington.
Congratulations to both. You have made your hometown very proud.
Now that everyone has gotten over the holiday rush, how about a dance where youcan meet friends and just have a good time?
Seton Parish in Crofton will sponsor an after-the-holidays fund-raiser dance from 7:30 p.mto 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Bowie Elks Lodge on Route450.
Door prizes, a silent auction and beverages will be featured. Dress will be casual. Tickets are $15 per person and will not be available at the door.
For tickets, call the church office Monday through Thursday at 721-5770.
The time has come for all involved in the Crofton Athletic Council's baseball, softball and boys and girls lacrosse programs to get ready -- it's almost time to register.
For most, it may seem early to be thinking about spring sports. But for all of us on the planing and organizing end, it can never be too early. If you already are a member of the CAC, you will get your newsletter in the mail in just a few weeks.
The CAC board has made afew changes this year, so be sure to read the newsletter front-to-back -- it could save me the time, expense and trouble of having to send back forms that need to be filled out.
If you are new to Croftonand want your child to participate, or you would like to coach a team, or want a copy of the newsletter, feel free to call me at 261-0196or 721-4734.