Keep your porch light on for a treat from Santa NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



Many of our neighbors have completed decorating their homes inside and out. We've had some snow. And now we're ready for our annual visit from the jolly old elf.

This is the week the Arundel Improvement Association has arranged with Santa Claus to come to your house. Starting tonight at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through Wednesday, Santa and his helpers will be making their rounds.

If you would like a visit and goodie from Santa, please leave a porch light on. While Santa is making his rounds, his helpers will be collecting community dues of $8 per family. Everyone is asked to please continue their support.

Tonight's Santa run will consist of the following streets: Sixth Street, Disney Avenue, Wasena Avenue, Fourth Street and Patrick Henry Drive.

Tomorrow the route is: Wood Street, Taney Avenue, Liberty Terrace, the 400 and 500 blocks of Church Street, Ballman Avenue, Kramme Avenue, Prince Street, the 400 block of Seward Avenue and Matthews Avenue.

On Wednesday, Santa will start on Gillespie Street and move to: Redmond Street, Waverly Avenue, Fairfax Avenue, Rugby Avenue, Walton Avenue, Gischel Street, Magie Street, Moore Street, Phillip Street, Franklin Street, Pope Street, Johnson Street, Short Street, the 200 and 300 blocks of Church Street and the 100 and 300 blocks of Seward Avenue.

A few more volunteers are needed to help out. For more information, call 789-2197.

* New AIA officers for 1993 have been elected: Frances Jones, president; Douglas Cash, vice president; Marlene Heinbuch, treasurer; Helen Cashen, secretary; and Delores Radtka, second secretary. Board members are: Carole Ege, Roxie Ege, Vernon Heinbuch, Elmer Jones and Ralph Secoura.

Installation of officers will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. State Sen. Phil Jimeno will conduct the ceremony.

Everyone is asked to bring a their favorite dish to share. Food and music will follow.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: Santa's Secret Workshop will be visiting the school this week. Classes will be visiting during recess. The workshop will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for parents to visit. Finish your shopping now at the school.

* Tomorrow, the PTA and Human Relations will sponsor a showing of "Santa Claus, the Movie," at 2:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Students are asked to bring a new toy (wrapped and marked for a boy or girl) for the collection barrel or mittens, gloves or hats for the tree as admission. Snacks may also be brought to school for viewing the movie.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The Winter Program begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Holiday music will be provided by the band, chorus, strings orchestra and handbell choir. Skits and readings will be presented by grades two through six.

* Have you taken your children out to do their Christmas shopping? If not, Santa's Secret Workshop will be open tomorrow and Wednesday for students to purchase gifts for family members.


The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will be having its December meeting and Christmas party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave. All members and their families are invited to come and share in holiday fun and refreshments.

Santa Claus will stop by to visit with the children.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will be serving a meal to needy men, women and children at the Salvation Army on Friday. In addition to the meal, organizers would like to give each person a coffee can full of homemade cookies.

This is a large effort and a lot of cookies will be needed. If you would like to brighten someone's holiday by donating cookies to this cause, please contact the church at 789-3688.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The hospital wants to encourage women to schedule a mammogram this month.

Everyone who makes an appointment in December will receive a gift. The Breast Screening Program includes a complete

examination, a mammogram and education about breast self exam.

The American Cancer Society recommends regular mammograms for all women 40 years and older, especially if a family has a history of breast disease. There is a fee of $45. To schedule an appointment, call 347-3383.

* The next scheduled meeting of Arm-in-Arm, a breast cancer support group, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and allows women to share their feeling and experiences about breast cancer.

Information: 347-3383.


One of the children dancing in the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis' production of the Nutcracker Suite is a local girl, Crystal Joy Lucas.

Crystal, 8, is a third-grader at Brooklyn Park Elementary School. She and 50 other children auditioned for a part in the ballet back in September.

After being selected, she began attending once-a-week practices before the first performance on Dec. 10, which was attended by her classmates.

Crystal will be in three more performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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