Summer brings changes in everyone's schedule. Schools, activities, groups, sports and clubs soon will shut down for the season. The break gives us some well-earned "downtime" to relax and recharge.
The summer break leaves many parents and children unprepared to deal with the void of scheduled activities. Younger kids must, in many cases, cope with finding new friends while establishing new routines. Those great expectations of summer fun can fall short of reality when there's no one around and nothing to do.
To help parents, the High Point Elementary guidance office is offering a parent workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the school on Duvall Highway.
School counselor Diane Holmes will share ideas about free and inexpensive things to do with youngsters to make summer enjoyable for all.
Child care will be provided.
For more details, call 222-6455.
Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road, invites you to attend a service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday featuring the Merediths, a gospel singing family from Columbia, S.C.
Over the past decade, the Merediths have brought their variety of gospel music to audiences across the United States and Canada.
Nursery care will be provided for newborns through 2-year-olds. Graded worship classes will be available for ages 3 through 11.
For more information, call the center, 255-3168.
Organizers of the Chesapeake High School Class of '87 reunion are hunting high and low for classmates interested in attending the June 19 get-together at Kurtz's Pleasure Beach.
The adults-only party, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will feature an all-you-can-eat bull roast spread, a cash bar, beer, sodas, and a disc jockey.
Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by June 9. No tickets will be sold at the door.
To order tickets or for more details, call Jennifer Caswell, 255-1913, or Wendy Jones-West, 792-0213.
Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 110 Ritchie Highway, has announced the election of new elders and deacons to its governing boards.
Randy Livingston and Glen Lowman were elected ruling elders. Lowman also was elected to serve as deacon. Other new deacons are Tom Cavallaro, Emil Ewing, Rich Styer and Gary Wingate.
The church also has hired David Bagshaw as its new church administrator. Bagshaw, a longtime member of the congregation, lives with his family in Glen Burnie.
Four students at Chesapeake High School were inducted into the National High School Slavic Honor Society at a ceremony held on Wednesday at the school.
The new members are Amber Collins, James Darlack, Katerina Palkova, Dana Pirone, and honorary member Frank Chilipko.
Palkova also received a gold medal and certificates for her winning entry in the National Russian Essay Contest.
Cub Scout Pack 478 has had a busy spring, with lots of events on the calendar.
At their recent awards ceremony, 12 Cub Scouts received the following badges: Adam Cole, Brian Massey, Ryan Drager, Joshua Trigger and Kevin Lesniewski, bear silver arrows; Ryan Schmidt, bear badge; Devon Veal, two bear silver arrows; Jessie Harkum, wolf badge, gold and silver arrows; Joey Harkum, two wolf silver arrows; Adam Owens, bear gold and silver arrows; Danny Stickles, soccer and baseball sports pins; and Scott Holub, two wolf silver arrows.
Nine Webelo scouts earned badges: Kevin Hupka, athlete, readyman, communicator, engineer and compass emblem; Jay Pulsifer, communicator and handyman; Ben Mosier, communicator, readyman and compass point; David Fields, readyman; Jimmy Hart, showman and family member; David Johnson, communicator and readyman; Justin Leisner, sportsman, readyman and handyman; Matt McKenzie, scholar, showman, citizen, readyman and geologist; Ryan Meola, Webelos badge, aquanaut, fitness, sportsman, scholar, traveler, citizen, communicator, family member, readyman, engineer, handyman, forester, naturalist, compass emblem and two compass points. Paul Entrasser received the arrow of light, the highest cub scouting award.
Tiger cubs also received participation pins. They are Nick Courtney, Andrew Fowler, Tom Hauf, Kenny Johnston, John Schmidt and C. J. Twombley. Den leader Sandy Twombley also received a special thank-you gift from the den.
Pack 478 is sponsored by Fort Smallwood Elementary School.
For information, call 437-6250.