Summer Playground plans a family day at Wild World park

Neighbors/ Brooklyn Park

July 27, 1992|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas

Tickets are available now for Anne Arundel County Summer Playground Day at Wild World Theme Park, on Thursday, July 30. All playground participants, their families and friends are invited to purchase tickets for $8.25, a 50 percent savings off the regular ticket price. Tickets are good for one day only.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult while at Wild World Theme Park. For more information, contact your community summer playground.

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The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring a Junior Park Ranger Program at Downs Park in Pasadena. This program is a self-paced individual project for children ages 6 through 17 to introduce them to the full range of a park ranger's responsibilities.

The program takes place from Aug. 1 through 31, with advance registration and a $15 supply fee required. Applications are available at the park Information Center; or call 222-6230 for more information.

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Arundel Improvement Association news: Tickets are available for the annual Crab Feast, set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. Due to the recession, ticket prices will be $18, the same as last year.

This year, tickets will not be sold at the door, and there are only a limited number.

The menu will include steamed crabs and homemade crab soup, steamed corn, hot dogs and sauerkraut, baked beans, salads and a green table.

The feast will take place at the Arundel Improvement Association building, 705 Cross St. Indoor and garden seating will be available.

To order tickets, call Frances Jones at 789-2192, Marlene Heinbuch at 789-2972, or Helen Cashen at 789-2977.

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New regulations on student immunizations will take effect at the start of the 1992-1993 school year. Students entering kindergarten and sixth grade will be required to have two doses of the measles vaccine and one dose of mumps vaccine. These vaccines are usually given together as the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

For the next six years, this requirement will advance to cover two more grades each year. Students may enter school without proof of immunizations or an appointment, but by Sept. 21, all students must submit an immunization record or be excluded from school.

To assist with this new regulation, the county Health Department will have an immunization clinic from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane. No fee will be charged, but donations are appreciated. Parents should bring their child's immunization record with them.

For more information, call 222-6620.

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Are you planning your organization's fall program schedule? The Harbor Hospital Center's Speakers Bureau, composed of professionals with expertise in various health care areas, provides speakers free of charge for community, church and school programs.

Speaker on family health, understanding the health care field and medical matters are available. Topics range from advances in medicine to understanding Medicare and Medicaid. Education on specific medical problems is also available.

The Speakers Bureau also offers a program to prepare children for hospital and health care careers. To receive a brochure with suggested health care topics, or to request a speaker on a specific topic, call 347-3441.

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Vacation Bible School will begin on Sunday, Aug. 2 and continue through Friday, Aug. 7, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave. Classes are available for adults and children age 3 through grade six. The VBS theme is "Together in Jesus' Name."

For registration and information, call 355-7295.

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Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will begin its evening Bible School session on Monday, Aug. 10 and continue through Friday, Aug. 15. Classes run from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

All adults and children through grade six are invited to attend. For more information, call 789-3688.

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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association news: Fall soccer registration will continue through Aug. 31. Boys and girls 5 to 15 years old are invited to register; age is based on birthdays through December 1992.

Registration fees are $25 for one child and $20 for each additional child in the same family. Shin guards are mandatory and may be purchased at the Sugar Shack, on 10th Avenue in Brooklyn Park.

For more information, call 636-1343.

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The Brooklyn Health Association is looking for a new secretary to help with the typing and newsletter. The association's monthly meetings will resume in September.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this group by serving as secretary, call the Health Center at 222-6620.

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We were thrilled with the response to our question of two weeks ago; please keep those letters coming.

The question this week is: What do you think should be done with the vacant lot where Matlock used to be, at Belle Grove Road and 10th Avenue?

Adults, this question is for you, too. We are interested in everyone's opinion.

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