It's hard to believe that we are more than a month into 1992, but everyone says time flies when you're having fun.
Most of us are trying desperately to hold on to our New Year's resolutions. If you are finding it difficult to stop smoking, maybe Harbor Hospital Center's structured program is what you need to succeed.
The center recently began offering the Breathewell Smoking Cessation Program, which includes the Federal Drug Administration-approved nicotine patches. The program helps smokers quit with a minimum of withdrawal discomfort. It includes eight two-hour sessions in addition to a year of long-term maintenance.
The first phase of the programconsists of the eight sessions of group counseling by a trained therapist. Participants are taught behavior modification, stress management, exercise and relaxation techniques, nutritional and diet information, and proper use of Nicorette gum and Nicoderm patches.
In conjunction with National Heart Month, Harbor Hospital is offering a freecommunity program tomorrow at 10 a.m., "Risk of a Heart Attack . . .What Can I Do?"
Other sessions, which cover important health matters, will be held the third Tuesday of each month in the hospital's Gruehn Auditorium.
No reservation is necessary and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the hospital's Community Relations Department at 347-3472.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The school still needs volunteers for the health room. If you could give a couple of hours a week, call 789-1881.
Park Elementary School news: There will be a PTO meeting tomorrow. Parents will be able to visit the Monet art exhibit prepared by the students.
The Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in themedia center. Topics of discussion will include Park's renovation, arrival and dismissal of students and the school breakfast program. Tolearn more or to give your suggestions, plan to attend.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: This month, students will be selecting courses for the 1992-1993 school year. Parents ofseventh- and eighth-grade students are invited to attend the Course Information Night at 7 tomorrow in the cafeteria. All students are toreturn their completed course selection forms to the school by Feb. 21.
An open house for parents of sixth-graders also will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium. Parents will be able to ask questions and tour the school. Parking is limited, so plan to car pool.
A PTA Executive Board and CAC meeting will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Congratulations to Wendy Bolly, Calvin Johnston, Tanya Labosky and Kathryn McCordic for being selected to perform with the All-County Middle/Junior Orchestra.
North County High School news: A band parents meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room. Parents will be discussing the upcoming band trip and fund-raisers.
The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m.tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave.
The guest speaker will be Kathy Shott from Community Services. Elected officials have also been invited. Membership dues are $4 per family. Get involved in what's going on in your community and join.
The Arundel Improvement Association will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday.
The meeting will include a Candidates Congressional Forum for those running in the 1st District. This event will introduce candidates to the public and help them to prepare to vote.
If you are running for office and plan to attend, contact Frances Jones, 789-2192.
Also, the Association Seniors Club will take a minibus tour of the new South County Senior Complex. The bus will leave the AIA Hall at 9 a.m. Friday. The tour will include browsing at a pottery shop and lunch. For more information, call 789-2192.
The North County Writers Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Brooklyn Park library, 1 E. 11th Ave.
The group welcomes new members and requests that everyone bring something to read or anything you have written to be critiqued.
Formore information, call Dennis Barnes at 636-2575.
The Brooklyn Health Association will have its monthly meeting
at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane.
Dues are $2 and can be sent to the Health Center or brought to the meeting.
Don't forget the Bull and Oyster Roast from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday being sponsored by American Legion Post 34, on Belle Grove Road.
Tickets are $19 per person and live music will be provided by Touche.
For tickets or more information, call 789-9682.
Areyou one of the many people in our area who enjoy boating?
Perhapsyou would be interested in the 13-lesson, seven-week boating skills and seamanship course presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Magothy River Flotilla 18.
Registration and the first class will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Magothy River Middle School on Peninsula FarmRoad in Arnold. Classes will continue each Monday and Thursday evening through April 13
A nominal fee is charged to cover the cost of the textbook and workbook. For more information, call 647-5906.
The Greater Brooklyn Park Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Northern District Police Station, Hammonds Lane.
The topic for discussion is: "Community Focus for 1992."
The council is interested in having representatives from the community civic organizations, churches and schools become members. Membership dues are $10 per organization, and are being collected now.
If you are interested or would like more information, call 636-3629 or 636-3269.