You can find a great pumpkin at Jacobsville school's patch PASADENA

NEIGHBORS

October 23, 1992|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The Jacobsville Elementary PTA is sponsoring its first Halloween Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 3801 Mountain Road.

Pumpkins, priced from $1.25 to $3, will be for sale. You can take it home to carve or paint, or you can let the kids paint it there. Make a scarecrow to decorate your yard for $5.

The kids can amuse themselves with face painting, pony rides and games with prizes. A few games are planned for adults. The PTA will be conducting a membership drive.

Cider, sodas and hot dogs will be sold.

Another annual activity is the D.A.R.E. Ribbon. County police Officer Tony Warner, the school's anti-drug adviser, will help parents and students collect quarters donated by visitors and passing motorists. The coins will be attached to the ribbons. Proceeds will benefit the school's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Information: 222-6460.

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It's time for the annual Haunted Trail and Castle at Downs Park, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Tickets are $1 each and are available near the castle.

No one will be admitted into the park after 9 p.m.

The event is accessible to the handicapped. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more details, call 222-6230.

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If you're looking for an alternative to ghoulish Halloween activities, visit the Harvest Festival, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road.

There will be pony rides, hay rides, games, a bonfire, contests, free hot dogs, sodas, potato chips and a bag of candy for each child.

A costume parade for children also is planned, with prizes for prettiest, funniest, most original and most colorful. No scary or devilish costumes, please.

For more information, call Portia Morris at 255-8403 or 255-3168.

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Join your friends and neighbors at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church for the fall session of Triple Treat Tuesdays starting next week at 7 p.m.

The four-week program is designed for everyone. You can learn adult CPR, work off excess pounds at a co-ed, low-impact aerobics class, or join the discussion group exploring "Creation, Sin and Salvation," focusing on stories from the book of Genesis.

The hour-long activities will be followed by refreshments and closing remarks. Participating families will receive free child care, guided activities for older children and a supervised study hall.

A $5 donation is recommended to help defray the cost of materials and speakers.

To register or for more details, call the church office at 255-8887.

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Join the Chesapeake Womans Club on a delightful Dec. 7 excursion to the Brandywine River Museum in Delaware and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

The bus will depart at 10 a.m. and return at 8 p.m.

"We are excited about this trip since both sites will be wonderfully decorated for the holidays," said club spokeswoman Eileen Junge.

At the museum, visitors can see Andrew Wyeth paintings, tour the Federal-style home and see a special holiday exhibition of antique dolls. The Longwood Garden walking tour will feature lavish displays of poinsettias and lights.

A late lunch is planned at the Chadds Ford Inn.

The trip cost $60 per person and include bus transportation, admission to both sites and lunch.

For reservations or more details, call 437-1376. The reservation deadline is Nov. 4.

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Northeast Feeder System notes: Parents and residents are invited to attend a 7 p.m. Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Monday at Solley Elementary School. The hot topic on the agenda is the construction of the new Solley school.

* The Northeast High School PTSA will offer a communication workshop on sexuality for parents and students at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school.

Nancy Hudson, health educator from the Governor's Council on Teen-Age Pregnancy, will lead the program.

* The Northeast PTSA also is looking for parents interested in joining the school's education committee. Call 437-6400 for more details.

* Sunset Elementary is offering discount tickets for the 7:35 p.m. Bullets vs. New Jersey Nets basketball game on Jan. 16 at the Baltimore Arena.

Tickets are $10 each. The ticket deadline is Nov. 4. Call the school at 222-6478 for more details.

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The students and faculty at Bodkin Elementary School will participate in "Drug Free" week activities next week. Special classroom activities are scheduled.

On Thursday, the entire school will participate in a special program, said Principal Rosemarie Thompson.

"We will pledge to be drug-free and join hands ringing the building to signify us banding together to keep Bodkin drug-free," she said.

Parents interested in participating should call the school at 437-0464 for more details.

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The St. Jane Frances Students Activities Committee and Home School Association will sponsor its first cultural arts program of the year Monday when explorer Christopher Columbus drops anchor at 9 a.m.

The 30-minute performance, presented by Living History Productions, is a first-person characterization of the admiral.

"It will be a high-energy assembly focusing on 'I can dream, I can be courageous, and I can do,' " said committee spokeswoman Rene Hammond.

Parents are invited to attend.

* A reminder to parents: the annual decorated pumpkin contest is planned for Thursday. Starting at 7:30 a.m., students can register their pumpkins in the hall before school begins. Afternoon kindergarten should register before going to class that day.

First place ribbons will be awarded to the winners from every grade in the following categories: scariest, funniest, prettiest, most colorful and most creative/original. Certificates will be awarded to all participants.

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The Chesapeake High School Choral Boosters are sponsoring a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on Ritchie Highway.

Tickets are $12. Music will be provided by Sonic Advantage Music Systems.

:. For tickets, call Tim Simmons at 544-3452.

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