The beginning of summer is very exciting for everyone, especially sunbathers who desire that perfect tan. However, like everything else, there are times when lots of us will overdo it.
That's why Harbor Hospital Center is offering free skin cancer screenings from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Conducted by dermatologists, the screenings will be held in the hospital's former outpatient department. The free screenings are part of the Harbor Hospital Cancer Center's cancer education and prevention effort.
For more information, call 347-3472.
The center also is seeking volunteers to assist the grounds crew with edging and trimming the grass around the flower beds. If you enjoy working outdoors and can offer four hours any weekday, please call 347-3478.
Volunteers are needed to run the hospitality cart and serve beverages to visitors in the waiting area. Weekday positions are available, and no experience is necessary. If you would like to volunteer, call 347-3478.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: Officer Jim Call will award D.A.R.E. certificates to fifth-grade students for completing their Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. today. Students will make speeches and perform short skits, illustrating what they have learned. Afterward, they will be treated to ice cream and cake. Parents are invited to attend.
A cultural arts program featuring the Monumental Brass Quintet is planned for 1 p.m. tomorrow.
First-graders will enjoy a pillowcase party on Thursday. Students will be served cookies and punch for finishing their drawings of stories they have read.
The sixth-grade class will travel Friday to Gettysburg, Pa. They -- will visit the battlefield and other places of interest.
Looking for something to read over the long summer months? Check out the books being offered at the Book Fair that begins Friday and continues through Tuesday.
Students and parents may purchase "Spirit and Pride" T-shirts, sweats, sport bags and other items that feature the school colors and logo. All orders, including payment, must be returned to school by Wednesday. Proceeds benefit the school.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Fourth-grade students will visit Annapolis Friday as part of their study of Maryland.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: The SGA is sponsoring a "Good Luck and Farewell" dance for ninth-graders, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the school. Tickets are $3 per person. A deejay will provide the music, and refreshments will be served. Girls should wear dresses and boys sport jackets and ties.
Students who have checked out library materials must return them by Friday. Otherwise, they will not receive their report cards.
North County High School news: The Spring Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium. Come and enjoy music by the chorus and the concert and stage bands, along with performances by the flags and poms squads. Admission is $1. Crafts and baked goods will be sold during intermission. Following the concert, band and band front members will be awarded their "letters."
Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as leaders for the marching band and band front for the 1992-1993 school year: Dinga N'gaba and Kamaili Welch, drum majors; Denise Hare, flags captain; Michelle Shores and Michelle Nadwodny, flags co-captains; Karin Waltman, poms captain; Amanda Bilenki and Stephanie Halfter, poms co-captains.
The Spring Sports Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. today at Michael's Eighth Avenue.
The Senior Awards Program takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Students will receive school awards, and local scholarship winners will be announced.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association is sponsoring a flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 in the Bingo World parking lot, Belle Grove Road and Tenth Avenue. Table spaces are available at $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. Everyone must supply their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space, call 789-0359.
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association has rescheduled its meeting for 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane. Members will discuss the end of the baseball season and the beginning of the soccer season.