The time has come to dust off the Easter basket and bonnet and prepare for the Crofton Civic Association's annual Easter egg hunt.
This year's hunt on April 11 will have a lot more going for it than hard-boiled eggs.
Sue Bents, civic association recreation assistant, says the Easter bunny and a clown will be on hand.
Also scheduled are a silly bonnet contest for both boys and girls, and a coloring contest for ages2-4, 5-7 and 8-11, with first-, second-, and third-place winners in each age group.
Inside Town Hall is a jar filled with jelly beans.People are asked to stop by and take their best guess at the number of beans. Grand prize is a toy rabbit.
Boys and girls ages 2-11 are invited to bring their Easter baskets with them.
The rain date is April 18.
The big event is set to start at noon and will continue until 2 p.m. at the grounds of Crofton Elementary School on Duke ofKent Drive.
You may pick up registration forms at all three elementary schools and Town Hall.
For more information, call Town Hall at 721-2301.
The Crofton Civic Association and the Crofton Kiwanis are still looking for organizations to participate in the community's Fourth of July celebration on the grounds of Crofton Elementary School.
Ground rules for the operation of a booth on the midway will be similar to those of past celebrations. Booth space will be ona first-come, first-served basis, including the choice of food and or games.
The booths are starting to fill up, so if you and your organization wish to participate, call 721-1121 or 721-2301.
Access to the midway will begin at 3 p.m. on July 3. Construction on all booths must be completed by 10:30 a.m. July 4.
The Crofton Police will patrol the area on the evening of the third.
Volunteers areneeded to work at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop, opening soon at the Bowie Plaza Shopping Center. Proceeds from the shop sales will help make cancer research discoveries come to life.
Shophours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays though Saturdays.
For more information, please call Beth Suter at 261-6000.
The Bowie/Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road, Bowie.
Meetings are open to the public. The group meets the first Thursdayof each month in Bowie and the third Thursday of each month in Davidsonville.
For more information, call (410) 721-1537.
The newly formed Greater Crofton Jaycees has conducted its first meeting and is looking for new members.
Membership is open to men and women, ages 21 to 39. The local Jaycee chapter is also part of the Maryland Jaycees organization and the National Junior Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call Russell Lasner at (410) 267-1984.
The Greater Crofton Newcomers Club is accepting nominations for next year's officers.
Members are asked to make suggestions before Thursday's election. New officers will be installed at the May 6 meeting.
Reservations and a check for $12 are due by April 8.
The club also has several activity groups that meet monthly.
For information on the Moms and Tots group, call Brenda Reiber at 721-3463 or LizMilligan, 261-3159.
Call Bunny Sherly at 261-0378 about the book club.
Barbra Backhurst, 721-9069, is in charge of the lunch bunch.
John and Susan Yaksh, 721-3397, handle couples' poker.
Keith O'Kelly, 721-6435, is trying to start a computer group.
Parents of Crofton Meadows Elementary students, mark your calendar for April 13 for the second annual "Night of the Stars."
For the past few months, students have been working on media presentations to share with their families and friends.
Pat Duffy's students used their junior novel, "Deep In The Forest," as a basis for their slide tape.
Six students in Maree MacLennan's class have produced a retelling of the book, "A Penny a Look."
Cheryl Morgan's class will be sharing an original slide tape, "The Parts of Speech Awards."
The computerclub will be showing a computer graphic program that highlights special events in the fifth grade.
The fourth-graders have created thevideo, "Alice in Maryland," that takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour of the state.