We would like to say, "Happy Birthday!" to those who finally get to celebrate their birthday on their real birth date -- Feb. 29!
And this year, it's on a Saturday, so you can celebrate all weekend to make up for the last four years. Have a nice weekend!
Did you know that leap year, according to folklore, is the year that women get to pursue and propose marriage to a man? If you've beenwaiting for the past four years for your man to pop the question, take advantage of this leap year. Ask him now -- he may surprise you.
Belle Grove Elementary news: Congratulations to the students who were honored at a party Friday for achieving more than 100 points in the Math Super Stars program: Katie Chearney, Heather Clemmons, Kayla Cservek, Kevin Ebersole, Amanda LaBella, Jason Lhamon, Roger McGhee, Steven Moore, Charles Potts, Michael Renes and Shannon Whitmore.
Brooklyn Park Elementary sixth-graders have been studying famous black Americans in observance of Black History Month. At 10 a.m. Friday, the students will present, "Who Am I?"
Students will dressas the person they are portraying and present a short biography of that person. Other grades will then try to guess the identity of that person. Some of the Americans being portrayed are Bill Cosby, Charlotte Ray, Gloria Brooks and Roy Campanella.
In Park Elementary news, a C.A.C. meeting will begin at 6 tonight in the media center. The agenda includes school renovations, arrival and dismissal times, and the school breakfast program. If you would like information about these topics or would like to share your ideas, plan to attend the meeting.
* Students in the second grade will be visiting Washington on Friday.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High news: Don't forget to order your 1991-1992 yearbooks. The cost is $15, and thefinal order date is Friday.
Time is running out for the collection of green Giant receipts for the "Apples for the Students" program. If you have any green receipts that you have been collecting, now is the time to send them to school. All of the schools in our area are participating in the program and would appreciate any donations.
The St. Agnes Hospital volunteer department is recruiting students for its Junior Volunteer Program. The training program is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17, 20 and 21.
If you will be 15 years old by fall 1992, are able to attend the training session, can volunteer approximately 20 hours per week during the summer of 1992 and are considering a health field career, this program is for you.
The Junior Volunteer Program offers students the opportunity to associate one-on-one with hospital patients and personnel.
For moreinformation or an application, call 368-2816
Don't forget toattend the Greater Brooklyn Park Council meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane. The topic of discussion will be "Community Focus for 1992." Representatives from all community organizations, churches and schools are invited to attend.
Membership dues are $10 and are payable now. For more information, call 636-3629 or 636-3269.
The Alumni of St. Roseof Lima Catholic School, 410 Jeffrey St., will "Rock Around the Clock" to the music of the '50s and '60s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 7 inthe school hall. Music will be provided by deejay Rich Thompson. Tickets are $10 per person and include set-ups and beer.
For more information, call 355-1050.
The Brooklyn Park Library is sponsoring story time for children ages 2 to 6 on Wednesdays, March 4 through April 8. Children ages 3 to 6 will meet from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; 2-year-olds will meet from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sessions include stories, finger plays and music.
For more information, call 222-6260.
Baseball fever is in the air, the new stadium is almost complete and most of us can't wait until opening day. Baseball memorabilia is everywhere: "Gas and Go" stations are giving away free drinking glasses with baseball facts printed on them, beach towels are showing up with stadium pictures, and baseball shows featuring that "unique" card are very popular this time of the year.
The Brooklyn Park Broncos are sponsoring a Baseball Card Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March28 at the Holiday Inn-North on Ritchie Highway. Any dealers interested in a table may rent one for $40.
If you would like more information about table rentals or the show, call Warren Rice at 768-5921.
For all you runners who can hardly wait until the annual MyersMemorial 8K Run, it is finally here. The race will begin at 9 a.m. March 1. Harbor Hospital has also included individuals who prefer a Sunday morning jog or walk around the park; the Myers Mile will be heldon the grounds of the Myers Pavilion.
The 4.97-mile main race will begin at the Soccer Pavilion in Brooklyn, practice location for theBaltimore Blast. Runners will follow a route through the streets of Brooklyn to Harbor Hospital Center and back, finishing on the artificial turf in the Pavilion.