Take a moment to reflect on King's dream NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his entire life to God and peaceful living in a non-violent society. A peaceful, loving world is still only a dream, particularly with the threat of war hovering over us, drug wars all around us and senseless killings everywhere.

It gives us a glimmer of hope to remember that there were and still are many good people in our country, state and community who continue to struggle with the same issues.

Whether you have the day off or must work, you should take a moment to remember what Dr. King's dream was -- equality, peace and harmony in a very diverse society.

Anyone who wishes to learn more about Dr. King can visit the Brooklyn Park Library today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and view the special display of books about the civil rights leader.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The monthly meeting of the Just Say No Club will be held from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the media center.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: Ninth-grade students will take their citizenship test on Wednesday. All students should prepare for the test by getting a good night's rest, having a nutritious breakfast and arriving at school on time.


North County High School news: The Band Parents group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room. Topics of discussion will include the continuing and proposed fund-raisers to help support the band's trip to Toronto in the spring.

* The Band Parents group is selling 50/50 raffle tickets for $1. The drawing will take place at the February meeting. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, call a band parent or the school, 859-5400, and leave a message.

* Welcome back to Denise Hare, a Flag Squad member who returned from Florida after performing in the half-time festivities at the Citrus Bowl. She qualified to perform by winning a competition at the summer flag camp.


The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave.

The guest speaker will be Sharon Morningstar, the new manager of the Basics Supermarket in Brooklyn Park.

Morningstar's main task is to upgrade the store, so she is interested in knowing your thoughts and concerns.

* Now that we have begun a new year, make a resolution to become part of the community association. Dues are $4 per family and can be paid at the meeting.


Harbor Hospital Center news: Exercising can be lots of fun even if you are walking around a mall.

Harbor Hikers, a free indoor walking program at the Glen Burnie Mall sponsored by Harbor Hospital Center, continues to gain participants. If you have made a commitment to improve your health, this is a perfect opportunity.

The Hikers walk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. A nurse will be available on Wednesdays to register new walkers and check blood pressure. This is a perfect opportunity to walk with others in $ $TC climate-controlled environment.

For more information, call 354-9660.


The county Department of Aging and the Senior Adult Program of Anne Arundel Community College are offering a 10-week painting class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Thursday at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave.

All painters, beginners through advanced, are welcome to attend. For more information, call 222-6680.


The county Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a free eight-week arts and crafts class for fourth- through sixth-graders from 3:20 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 26, at Brooklyn Park Elementary School.

All supplies and materials are provided. For more information, call 222-3552.


This week is National Book Week. Enjoy a book or two.

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