Stroll your way to better health at mall-walking program

Neighbors/ Brooklyn Park

July 06, 1992|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas

Harbor Hospital Center news: The hospital's new indoor walking program at Glen Burnie Mall has grown to almost 200 registered walkers. The program allows residents and shift workers to exercise in the mall from 8 to 10 a.m. weekdays.

Every Wednesday, Terri Helms, a cardiac rehabilitation nurse at the hospital, will be present to register new walkers and provide free screenings and health information.

* The hospital offers tours of the maternity unit beginning at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month, for expectant couples planning to deliver at the hospital.

Immediately following the tour, a free two-hour grandparenting class will be held for first-time grandparents. Topics covered in the class include the changing roles of grandparents, the importance of family-centered care, the options available to new parents and how grandparents can be supportive.

For more information about the tours or grandparenting classes, call 347-3412.

* The hospital also is offering an affordable mammography program for women, regardless of whether they have breast disease symptoms.

Diagnostic mammograms are conducted on women with symptoms; those without symptoms get screening mammograms. The hospital uses state-of-the-art mammography equipment accredited by the American College of Radiology.

The department is staffed by two radiological technologists educated in the techniques of mammography. The program includes the mammogram, breast self-exam education, and a breast self-exam video, as well as other educational material.

The cost of the mammogram is $45 for uninsured women and those who have not met their deductibles, or whose insurance doesn't cover mammograms. A physician referral is not required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 347-3383.

* The annual Pumphrey Day festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to p.m. Aug. 15. Many fun-filled activities are planned, including a kickoff parade, a community ballgame, entertainment, games and much more. There also will be a senior display and craft tables, and dinners will be available for purchase. Tables and space rentals are still available. Tables are $20, and a block of space is $15.

For more information or to reserve a space, call 789-9127 or 636-1714.

Many volunteers are still needed to help organize. If you would like to get involved in this community event, call the numbers listed above and see what you can do to help.

* Don't forget that the Tippy Martinez Baseball School begins at a.m. today at the fields on 10th Avenue. The school continues through Friday, with a Father and Student Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Students should bring gloves, cleats, bats, shorts, baseball pants and lunches. Students also must provide their own transportation. For more information, call 766-9340.

* Interested in having a good time while helping someone in need? The Patrick Henry Post 34 of the American Legion, 5526 Belle Grove Road, is sponsoring a benefit dance for a Brooklyn Park cancer victim. The dance is set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the American Legion Hall. A donation of $12.50 per person is requested and includes a platter, beer and soda. Proceeds will benefit the cancer victim's family.

For tickets or more information, call 789-9682 or 789-1976.

* The Bob Brown Puppets will bring their show, "Clowning Around," to the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

This special event is a fun-filled marionette salute to the Big Top, with a cast of colorful puppet characters who juggle, fly on a trapeze, roller-skate, dance and more. This program is free and open to preschoolers and first- through sixth-graders. Registration is not required for this hourlong show, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Come and enjoy the evening. And sign up for the Summer Reading Program if you haven't done so.

* The Boating Skills and Seamanship Course, presented by Magothy River Flotilla 18 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Providence Center, 370 Shore Acres Road. For more information, call 647-5906.

* The Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1962 is looking for classmates to help celebrate its 30-year reunion. The reunion will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 26 at Council's on Patapsco Avenue. Tickets are $25 per person and include a hot buffet, open bar and a class memento. Music will be provided by a disc jockey.

Call 792-4514 for tickets or information.

* Summer school registration for secondary schools will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow. Students from Brooklyn Park-Lindale Middle Junior High School and North County High School will register at Glen Burnie High School and attend classes at that location.

The summer school session runs from Friday to Aug. 13. Tuition is $125 per course. Parents and students should meet with their guidance counselors to obtain summer school information and approved registration forms.

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