Annual Fun Day helps Rockview Beach projects PASADENA

NEIGHBORS

April 30, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The joys of springtime in the suburbs. Expanses o blossoming azaleas, robins cheerfully chirping, oak trees spreading their pollen . . . Has it been a year since Mother Nature launched her last assault on the nasal passages?

A quick check at the local grocery store confirmed my nasal twinges. The assortment of over-the-counter sinus pills was meager. The tissue aisle hadn't taken such a hit since the blizzard.

Fellow suburban sinus sufferers can well understand my plight. The days of itchy eyes, headaches and tender noses have just begun.

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Take a break from those pesky spring-cleaning chores and take the family to the Rockview Beach Improvement Association's annual benefit Fun Day, from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the community hall on East and Edna Roads.

The event will feature adult and kids games, bingo, hot dogs and soda, all at the super low price of 25 cents.

The Oriole Bird, McGruff the Crime Dog, the Crash Dummies, face painting and state police K-9 units will make special appearances throughout the afternoon.

For directions or more details, call the hall at 360-0811.

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The Lake Shore Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization is gearing up for its annual May Day event, set for 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. next Friday on the school grounds at 4531 Mountain Road. The rain date is May 14.

"Our school is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, so we're making this May Day celebration extra special," said Chairman Clare Kwiatkowski.

The afternoon will be loaded with fun, food and entertainment. Captain Seaweed, Dr. Seuss and a juggler will mingle with visitors.

Young pitchers can have their speed tested with radar or get a tip from Frenchy Letan, Dick Hall and Barry Shetrone from the Baltimore Orioles.

For more details, call the school at 222-6465.

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Trying unsuccessfully to shed a few pounds? Lake Shore Baptist Church is offering a new program to the community to help those of us involved in the continuing battle of the bulges.

First Place, a Christ-centered health program with an emphasis on weight control, will hold an orientation at 7 p.m. May 13 in the fellowship hall, 4613 Mountain Road.

"The program consists of weekly Bible studies, daily scripture memorization and commitment to prayer, exercise, and proper nutrition," spokesman Gloria Krause explained. The recommended food plan used is approved by the American Dietetic Association.

"Our first group of fourteen dieters lost a total of 202 pounds during the 13-week program," she said.

The cost for the program is $60.

To get more details, call the church office at 255-5413.

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Can strawberry shortcake help prevent cancer? Shoppers can ask registered dietitians from the County Health Department that question and many more May 8 at Lauer's Super Thrift.

Along with information about the benefits of fruits and vegetables, the Learn to Live cancer prevention campaign dietitians will be giving away samples of a modified strawberry shortcake made with fresh berries and low-fat cake mix.

"We want to demonstrate that nutrition is not only vital for good health, but it can be fun," program spokeswoman Cathy DiBlasi said.

To get exact times the dietitians will visit, call the Learn to Live line at 222-7979.

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The next meeting of Chesapeake High School's Citizens Advisory Committee is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school media center.

The hot topic for discussion will be a proposed "shadowing" program for ninth-graders next year.

"The idea, which comes from the Maryland's Tomorrow program, basically offers students the chance to shadow a parent at work for a day," Principal Harry Calendar said.

Education project counselor Cecilia Fenwick will explain the program and how it has worked at other schools.

For more information, call the school at 255-9600.

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Amateur shutterbugs, get ready to snap the winning picture in the 1993 photography contest sponsored by the county Department of Recreation and Parks. Entries will be accepted from May 15 through July 15.

Photos must be taken at the Arundel Swim Center, B&A Trail, Downs Park, Eisenhower Golf Course, Joe Cannon Stadium, Jug Bay Wetlands, Lake Waterford, Londontown Publik House and Gardens or Quiet Waters Park. Contest categories include people, nature, scenic, events and patterns.

You can pick up a full set of rules at any of the seven rec & parks facilities or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Downs Park, c/o Photography Contest, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, 21122.

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