Adult courses in dancing, music offered NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the piano, go ballroom dancing, start your own word processing business or learn a foreign language?

Well, what are you waiting for? The county's Office of Continuing Education is offering these and more courses for adults, age 18 and older.

Registration for the spring semester is under way. Most classes will be held at North County High School, 414 Andover Road.

For a list of classes, times and fees, pick up a catalog at the Brooklyn Park Library or call 222-5385 or 222-5384.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: The PTA Executive Board will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow followed by a general PTA meeting at 7 p.m. Discussion will include plans for the remaining school year.

* Students who read every day in December for the "Book It" reading program will be treated to a party on Wednesday.

* A Parent-Child Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday for fourth- through sixth-graders in the cafeteria. The regular breakfast menu will be served. The cost is $1.30 for adults, 70 cents for students. The PTA will serve complimentary coffee and tea.

* Beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, students will see the cultural arts program, "Miss Maryland." Students will learn what it was like living in the early Maryland settlements.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: While you're putting away the holiday decorations, keep in mind that the art department could use metallic wrapping paper scraps, ribbons, long cardboard rolls, old Christmas cards and shoe boxes. Anything would be appreciated.

* The "Miss Maryland" cultural arts program will be presented to students at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Students will learn about life in early Maryland.

* The winning classes of the November "Book It" reading program were Edith Glass's fourth grade, Nancy Knox's second grade and Anna Clark's second grade. Students in these classes were treated to a special video and popcorn.

Park Elementary School news: Congratulations to Nicole Cramer and Stephanie Thomas for winning first place in the "Just Say No" poster contest. All posters will be displayed around the school. The next Just Say No Club meeting is set for Thursday.

* Students again will participate in the Park Reading Train to celebrate Maryland Reading Month. A car will be added to the train for every book a student reads. Students will try to surpass last year's total of 1,100 books.

Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: The PTA Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. today.

* Ninth-graders will take the functional writing test tomorrow and Wednesday.

* All students who sold the Joe Corbi pizza kits should return their order sheets and money by Wednesday or Thursday. Volunteers will be at the cafeteria and library entrances to collect them.


North County High School news: Don't forget to attend the fourth annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave.

All county high school chess players are invited. The entry fee is $9. High school teams also will compete. Trophies will be awarded to the top four teams and the top four individuals.


Would you like to spend a night out of the kitchen? Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. The menu consists of spaghetti, a salad bar, bread and a beverage. Dessert will be available for an extra charge.


The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School.

The installation of officers for 1993 will take place. State Sen. Phil Jimeno will swear in the following members: Delores Impallari, president; Kathy Towles, vice president; Cathy Calabrese, treasurer, Darlene Williams, secretary; and Bill Bowen, sergeant at arms.


Was your New Year's resolution to lose weight or get in shape? Why not try bio-aerobics?

This fitness program is a fun and challenging way to lose pounds and inches, tone and strengthen muscles, and condition the cardiovascular system through easy-to-learn dances.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks is offering an eight-week bio-aerobics class at Belle Grove Elementary School from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 20.

The cost is $45.50 for 16 classes. For more information or to register, call 222-3600.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The center is seeking volunteers to assist the nursing staff in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit waiting room.

Duties include updating families on patients' conditions, restocking nursing supplies and assisting at the nursing station.

Four-hour shifts are available every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, call 347-3478.

* The center's Arm-in-Arm breast cancer support group will not meet during the winter. A new start-up date will be announced.

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