Love is in the air. Are you ready for that big box of chocolates forValentine's Day?
Many husbands and wives like to show their creativity and love by giving things like a subscription to a health magazine or pink roses. Most of us can appreciate such things, but everyone is always looking for that special box of chocolates.
If you are looking for someplace to take a loved one, a few happenings are set for this side of town:
* The Arundel Improvement Association is sponsoring a Valentine's Day party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the AIA Hall, 705 Cross St. Tickets are $7 per person and include a hot platter, beer, setups and live music. Proceeds will help defray the cost of buses to take community members to Annapolis to protest the Ballman Avenue controversy.
* The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 34 is sponsoring a Valentine's Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the hall on Belle Grove Road. Tickets are $10 per person; the price includes a platter, set-ups and desserts.
Livemusic will be provided by Main Line. For more information, call 752-7161.
Belle Grove Elementary news: The PTA Executive Board will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school media center.
* A special party will be held Friday for those students who participatedin the Math Superstars Program.
* Officer Jim Call, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, is now visiting with fifth-grade students once a week to teach the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)program. One thing the students will learn is how to react to peer pressure in different situations.
Brooklyn Park Elementary news: The Just Say No club will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the school media center.
* It's the time of year for students to turn their thoughts toward science. Names of students' projects must be turned in to school by today. The Science Fair will run from March 25to March 31.
* The art department needs the following items: longtubes from wrapping paper, socks, L'eggs eggs, mat board scraps, baby wipe containers, buttons and broken jewelry. Any of these items that you could donate would be greatly appreciated.
Park Elementary news: Congratulations to Ann Clowers, Angela Langrehr and Jimmy Youngbar, who had their art work displayed at the Linthicum library for the month of January.
* Parents are urged to attend the Capital Budget Hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glen Burnie High School. TheBoard of Education will hear testimony then, and Severna Park is on the proposed budget for a major renovation.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School in the multipurpose room.
The American Legion Post No. 34 will sponsor a Bull and Oyster Roast from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Legion Hall on Belle Grove Road. A full menu, with beer, soda and setups, will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Live music by Touche will be featured from 1 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $19 per person, and the public is invited. For tickets or more information, call 789-9682
Harbor Hospital news: A "Hearty Celebration"will be had by all, in recognition of Harbor Family Care's opening, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by a reception and tour of the new facility.
* It's time to get your running shoes out and start preparing for the Myers Memorial 8K run, sponsored by Harbor Hospital Center. The sixth annual race will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 1.
The 4.97-mile course begins at the William J. Myers Pavilion in Brooklyn and continues to the hospital and back, finishing on the artificial turf at the pavilion.
Long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to all starters, and special gifts will goto the first 100 registered runners who pick up their packets Feb. 29. The first male and female runners to cross the finish line will receive $500 savings bonds.
Awards will also be presented to the first three male and female finishers within the 10 designated age brackets. All participants are eligible for random prizes. Entry forms areavailable at the hospital or by calling the Public Relations Office at Ext. 3441.
The entry fee for the Myers 8K Run is $10 before theFeb. 17 deadline. To participate in the Myers Mile Fun Run, the fee is $6. For more information, call 882-5455 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Don't forget that softball, baseball and T-ball registrationfor the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is continuing at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School, Hammonds Lane, from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Registration is $25 forone child, $40 for two or more. Make sure you register early, as there are a limited number of teams.