Beauty, fashion and fitness tips offered for girls CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


January 11, 1993|By CINDY PARR

Little girls like to play dress up from time to time, but Leggett in Cranberry Mall is offering girls an opportunity to do it up right.

Beginning Wednesday, two six-week sessions for ages 6 to 11 and 12 to 17 will present tips on how girls can look, feel and be their best.

"Pretty Me for Girls" ages 6 to 11 covers etiquette, health and fitness and developing a positive self-image.

"Finishing Touches for Teens" ages 12 to 17 will discuss skin care, hair styling, make-up and fashion.

Nicky Smelser, special events coordinator for Leggett, said this will be the third year the store has offered the classes.

"These classes have been very popular. We have three sessions a year," Mrs. Smelser said. "We are usually sold out in the spring and the fall with 25 girls in each session."

The courses are designed by Linda Wilder Dyer based on her books, "Pretty Me, a Handbook For Being Your Best" and "Finishing Touches For Teens."

"Most of the girls really love the course," Mrs. Smelser said. "When the course ends, we have a graduation fashion show."

The cost for each course is $50; the textbook is an additional $12.95.

Classes for girls ages 6 to 11 are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and for girls ages 12 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For information, call Nicky Smelser at 876-7008 or 848-1200.


Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Preschool FUNdamentals at 228 E. Green St. in Westminster will provide the setting for a session on self-protection.

Parents of children at the center and the public are invited to this discussion on how to better protect one's self and children.

Olivia Beard, director of the center, said that because of the increase in crime and the recent rash of incidents, such as carjackings, the workshop was a good idea.

"We will have a Maryland state trooper come to the center and give us some tips on self-protection, not only for ourselves, but for our children," Mrs. Beard said. "We thought this would be a good idea since we have a number of single-parent families in our center."

There is no charge for the workshop.

Parents are asked to make arrangements for child care, since baby sitting will not be provided at the center.


If you ever had the desire to learn the art of forging iron, then the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland is looking for you.

Sunday at 2 p.m., members of the Blacksmith Guild will meet at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The guild, which was formed in 1986, has about 55 members.

Albin Drzewianowski, a guild member, said, "We are open to people who are interested in restoration and those who want to learn how to hand-forge iron."

Each year, members of the Blacksmith Guild participate in Blacksmith Day, sponsored by the Carroll County Farm Museum.

"We provide demonstrators who work in the blacksmith shop when the Farm Museum is open to visitors," Mr. Drzewianowski said. "We also are doing a community service project where one of our members is building cemetery gates in Kemptown, Maryland."

The Blacksmith Guild is open to the public.

Information: 848-0731.

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