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Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Fifth-graders will perform skits and recite speeches Wednesday when they receive certificates from county Officer Jim Call for completing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.

For the past 12 weeks, students have been learning about peer pressure and how to say no to drugs. Now they will describe what they have learned.

Parents are welcome.

Congratulations to Amy Balonis for having her art work exhibited at the Area 1 Art Show at the county Board of Education building on Riva Road.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: It's Pizza Time! The PTA is selling Joe Corbi Pizza Kits beginning today. Each kit contains ingredients for three, 12-inch pizzas.

Choose from cheese, pepperoni, whole wheat cheese, sausage or white pizza. Prices range from $11.50 to $13.50.

The pizzas will be picked up on Jan. 27 (just in time for Super Bowl Sunday).

For more information, contact a Brooklyn Park/Lindale student or call 789-8500.


North County High School news: The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament will start at 9 a.m., Jan. 16 at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave.

All county high school chess players are invited to compete. The entry fee is $9 per person. Individual trophies will be awarded to the top four winners.

For information, call the school, 859-5400.


The Alzheimer's Association Support Group will meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Meridian Nursing Center, 613 Hammonds Lane.

The group offers support in understanding, coping with and managing problems faced by people who care for dementia victims.

For more information, call Patti Haynie, 636-3400.


The Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church Commission on Education, 110 Townsend Ave., will sponsor its annual spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m., Jan. 16. Tickets are available now.

For information, call 789-3688.


The American Legion Post 34 will sponsor a karaoke party Friday, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The show will feature Mark Linton. Refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, call 789-9682.


Harbor Hospital Center news: Just a reminder that the center will sponsor an "Infant and Child CPR and Safety" program for parents from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Parents will learn the basics of resuscitating infants and children, and will practice on a mannequin.

Upon completion, parents will be issued an American Heart Association Infant and Child CPR Certification Card for Course D.

Registration is required. The cost is $15. For more information, call 347-3840.

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