June 19, 1992.
School is out and summer vacation '92 is roughly 72 hours old. Are the kids are already bored because you forgot to sign them up for activities to help fill these long summer days, at least until school opens Aug. 31?
Well, if you find yourself in that parent trap again this year, there are still openings -- and time to sign up -- in programs in the Pasadena area.
Do you have a Michael Jordan type in your household? Chesapeake High School will be the site of a Summer Basketball Clinic, from 9 a.m to noon, June 22 to 26.
Directed by school's varsity staff, the clinic is open to girls and boys, age 10 to 16. Daily activities will include various stations to improve fundamentals, personal evaluations, comprehensive agility and conditioning with special skills competitions.
Tuition is $45 per person and includes a camp T-shirt.
For sign-up details, call the school at 255-9600.
Summer playground sessions at several area schools, sponsored by county Recreation and Parks Department, open to children age 5 1/2 to 12, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 through Aug. 7.
Sites in the area include: Fort Smallwood Elementary, High Point, Jacobsville, Lake Shore, Pasadena and Riviera Beach elementary schools.
The fee is $60 per child, with discounts available for larger families. No lunch or transportation will be provided. A $3 late charge will be added to registrations received after June 26.
Preschoolers, age 3 to 5, will have their own special playground sessions at Sunset Elementary, beginning June 29.
Two sessions are planned: 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. To accommodate as many children as possible, children may only register for one half-day session.
The cost is $70 per child.
For more details, call Bob Brandenburger at 222-3538.
Chesapeake Dance Theatre will offer a two-week session of modern dance classes for all ages beginning Monday in the auditorium at Chesapeake High School.
Adults and teens will meet at 9 a.m., preschool and kindergarten children at 10:15 a.m. and grade school children at 11 a.m.
Tuition is $65 with scholarship available.
No special equipment is required; any type dance wear and bare feet are acceptable.
You can sign up in advance by calling Ann Brown at 647-5954 or in person at the first class on Monday.
Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, has scheduled Vacation Bible School for children age 4 to grade six, from 9 a.m. to noon next week, June 22 to 26.
The theme will be "Teaming up with Jesus" and will include crafts, Bible class, gym and snacks.
The cost is $2.50 per child and is open to all.
For more details, call 255-1506.
Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, is accepting registration by phone for its upcoming Vacation Bible School that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 and 31.
The theme of this year's program "Marketplace 29 A.D." will transport youngsters back in time for a unique Bible school adventure. They will experience stories, games, crafts, dances and songs during the two days with a grand finale event planned at 7 p.m. on July 31.
The cost is $3 per child. Additional children in the same family cost $1 each.
To register, call Rene Heck at 437-0776.
For more details, call Felicia Granofsky at 437-0152.
Visit the Riviera Beach Library this summer and "Book a Trip" to the far corners of the world by joining the Summer Reading Program.
It's free and readers could win prizes, like tickets to Busch Gardens, the Baltimore Zoo, Capital Children's Museum, or Wild World, passes for bowling at Fair Lanes, free Frosties at Wendy's, pizza at Chuck E. Cheese, Slurpee coupons from 7-Eleven, cookies from Fuddrucker's or activity books.
Lots of special event are scheduled in conjunction with the summer program, including: Michael the Magician; Bob Brown Puppets; simple Science Fun with Don Patterson; "Get Loose with Mother Goose" rap show; master storyteller Marc Spiegel; and "Chadwick" author Priscilla Cummings.
The Summer Reading Program, running through July 24, is free and open to children entering grades one through six, with activities for preschoolers. School-age children can register any time during the six-week program by stopping by the branch, located at the corner of Fort Smallwood Road and Duvall Highway.
The United Methodist Women of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will have a Bake Sale tomorrow, starting at 10 a.m. at Angel's Market on Mountain Road.
K? Loads of homemade goodies, including cakes decorated for Fa
ther's Day, will be available.
The community is invited to come and enjoy the Christian ministry of evangelists Greg and Robyn Hubbard, Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Assembly of God, 206 Pleasant View Ave.
For more details, call the church at 647-2025.
Celebrating Father's Day on a budget? Why not take dear old dad to hear the Commodores in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Downs Park.