Family health fair set next month at Bollman Bridge School NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

NEIGHBORS

March 26, 1993|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

Bollman Bridge Elementary School presents its first Health Fair on April 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Health assistant Debbie Rigby, along with Roxanne Mino, Anne Sullivan, Terri Smoot and Pat Nolan, have organized a comprehensive array of services for the entire community.

"This is a pro-active Health Fair. If you're informed, you can make better health decisions for yourself and your family," said Ms. Rigby.

According to Ms. Mino, the county health office and Howard County General Hospital have been very supportive.

"The county people were very eager to help. We'd ask for literature and they'd volunteer a speaker," she said. She also mentioned that John Walker of the hospital's public relations office was very helpful.

The general topics covered by this fair include diet and nutrition, self-examinations and screening, information about diseases, substance abuse, and sexual trauma.

Under the general topic of wellness, the Supreme Sports Club will conduct fitness tests and body fat ratio tests.

Kim Morris, the physical education teacher at Bollman Bridge, will conduct non-stress physical assessments.

Madeline Greene, a certified home economist from the extension service of the University of Maryland, will speak about food-borne illnesses.

Ms. Nolan, a registered dietitian, will speak about diets. And Dr. Ben Sandler, a dentist, will present tooth and gum health information.

Howard County General will provide diabetes screening and check blood pressure. Linda Krichtin, who is affiliated with the hospital will speak about breast cancer.

Norma Cox of the Central Maryland Committee on Sickle Cell Anemia will provide a presentation on that disease, and the Epilepsy Association is providing a speaker.

In addition, there will be booths and literature provided by the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation, environmental health services, the American Lung Association, and the Allergy and Asthma Foundation.

Jennifer Hobart, from the county Health Department, will speak on drug and alcohol abuse. The Sexual Assault Center is sending a speaker.

Dolores Vanek, from the county schools, is providing a videotape on self-esteem for parents. The 30-minute show will alternate with demonstrations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Ms. Rigby, who is a certified instructor.

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News from the world of music: Four local North Laurel-Savage elementary students have been selected to play in the Howard County Elementary Band.

The band consists of 38 students who auditioned for their places.

The local prodigies are Sarah Wasserkrug, from Bollman Bridge, who is the third alto saxophone player; Kristin Barth, third clarinet, and Bryan Adkins, first alto saxophone, both from Hammond Elementary; and Neil Halloran, the only tenor saxophone, from Forest Ridge Elementary.

The full band will give a free concert April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School.

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Looking to do something with your 2-year-old? The Savage Library proudly presents "Cottontales," an extravaganza of stories, activities and crafts to delight and entertain the most demanding of toddlers.

The library offers this entertainment April 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Because of the exciting nature of this presentation, positively no one younger than age 2 (as of April 5) will be admitted.

Call Laura Capano at 880-5978 after April 1 to register.

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Looking for an aerobic workout that doesn't involve spandex? Look into the new international folk dancing classes offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks at Patuxent Valley Middle School. The classes begin Tuesday evenings April 6. No lTC partner needed for this fun, energetic class. Call (410) 313-2762 for more information.

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Pam Horne of Pam's Kake Korner is teaching a one-day !c candy-making course at the Forest Ridge Elementary School recreation center April 5 at 7 p.m. Let the kids in grades 3 to 5 make the candy this time. Call for information at (410)313-2762.

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