Cancer prevention program to promote fiber PASADENA JTC

NEIGHBORS

April 02, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The rites of spring are upon us again. Winter's hibernation has been replaced by Opening Day fever, the Easter Bunny, daylight-saving time and the sight of dimpled, droopy body parts that haven't seen the light of day since September.

But it's never too late to start that long-delayed, healthier lifestyle.

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, dietitians from the county Health Department's "Learn to Live" cancer prevention campaign will be at Lauer's Super Thrift on Edwin Raynor Boulevard promoting the benefits of a high-fiber diet.

This three-part program began at area stores last month. In the first part, dietitians focused on low-fat foods, and consumer response was very positive, explained Cathy DiBlasi, registered dietitian and program manager. Countywide, more than 70,000 brochures explaining the supermarket program have been handed out and more than 2,500 recipe cards and fliers have been distributed.

The program also uses shelf tags to identify foods that reduce the risk of cancer.

The final part, focusing on fruits and vegetables, begins the first week in May.

Consumers can get more information about the "Learn to Live" program by calling 222-7979.

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The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Mountain RoadOptimists is slated for noon tomorrow at Lake Shore Elementary.

Dawn Malloy and a dedicated group of Optimist egg layers will be busy hiding close to 1,500 plastic eggs filled with candy or prizes for the children to find.

If all goes according to plan, their hours of work will give area children about five minutes of pure fun.

Children ages 12 and under are invited to the hunt. Please bring a bag or basket for collecting.

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The PTSO at Chesapeake Bay Middle School is sponsoring a spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the school.

More than 60 people will be selling a variety of handmade items, including gifts and decorative crafts.

Food, drink and a bake table will also be featured.

Admission is free. Information: 437-2400.

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The Riviera Little League is holding a bull roast from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 17 at Mickey's Altoona Beach Hall.

Tickets are $20 per person and include pit-roasted beef, salads, desserts, beer, sodas and setups.

Music will be provided by the Other Band.

Proceeds will be used for equipment and league expenses. For tickets, call 255-1919.

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The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2462 is sponsoring a revue and floor show by Bobby Berger and his band May 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the post home, 1720 Bayside Beach Road.

Tickets are $13 per person or $25 a couple and include a platter, beer, soda, pretzels and chips.

To order tickets, call 647-4114 or 255-7101.

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The Stoney Creek Democratic Club has a packed calendar for April.

On Sunday, the club will hold its monthly $7 party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The price includes a platter, munchies, beer and sodas with Al Baitch providing the music.

* Tables are available for the indoor flea market that will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17.

Call 437-9388 to reserve your spot.

* Open house evenings are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 14 and 21.

The speaker on April 14 will be state Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer. State Sen. Philip C. Jimeno and Dels. Joan Cadden, W. Ray Huff and Charles W. Kolodziejski will present a 1993 legislative report at the April 21 meeting.

Information: 437-9388.

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The PTA of High Point Elementary is sponsoring an outdoor painting party April 17 starting at 8 a.m.

Carol Mergenthaler, PTA president, said all volunteers are welcome to help paint the playground equipment. Wear old clothes, bring a paint brush and a drink. Paint and lunch will be provided by the PTA.

* The school will hold Grandparents Day starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Because of the large number of students at the school, hours for grandparents have been extended.

The day's schedule will feature one-hour classroom visits at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Greetings and a performance by the dance club will begin the day's events at 9 a.m. Band and string students will perform at 10:45 a.m. Chorus students will perform at 1:30 p.m.

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The human relations committee at Jacobsville Elementary will sponsor Grandparents Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Grandparents can visit classrooms andenjoy entertainment planned by the students.

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The citizens advisory committee of Chesapeake High School will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the faculty dining room.

All interested parents and area residents are invited.

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The Northeast High School Band Boosters are sponsoring an outdoor community flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the school on Duvall Highway. Spaces are available to rent.

Call Anne Andercyk at 255-7524 or Rose Morgan at 255-1645 for reservations.

Proceeds will be used to buy band uniforms.

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