How to improve yourself, and have fun NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

NEIGHBORS

August 13, 1993|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

Our house just got the latest Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks brochure, offering classes in self-improvement and fun.

Brian Emelson, the director of the Forest Ridge Elementary Recreation center, is very pleased with the progress made in setting up a new roller blade hockey league. He's holding classes for pee-wees in grades one to five, which focus more on skating and stick-handling skills, rather than on games.

The classes for middle and high school students, however, focus more on actual games. But information about the older student classes didn't make it into the department's brochure. Classes will be offered Saturdays at the Forest Ridge Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for pee-wees, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the junior and senior division players. Classes begin Sept. 4, so register now.

Call Mr. Emelson at (410) 880-5855 for more information.

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The other program that Mr. Emelson always calls about is the Baby Bizarre. Wait, I cannot have spelled that right.

On the other hand, my 1-year-old wears lemon slices on her ears if I let her, so maybe I'm prejudiced.

The Forest Ridge Elementary recreation center will sponsor a baby bazaar, featuring accessories to outfit babies and toddlers, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sellers will be charged $5 per space.

Start collecting those unloved toys under the sofa, the outgrown sleepers, the infant car seats and turn them into cool, crisp dollars. Then spend it all on new toys, rompers and strollers.

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Pam Horne of J. P. Kake Korner will again offer her popular cake- and candy-making classes on Thursdays beginning Sept. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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On Monday, the Savage branch of the Howard County Library is sponsoring "You and Me Babe," a literary event for 1-year-olds and their parents.

The two sessions offered begin at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.

After the session, spend some time in the parent-tot area. Browse through the circulating toy collection. Check out the board books.

Also check out the videotape collections.

There's a wide variety of entertaining choices for all ages, along with a health-oriented collection displayed in the Heath Quest area.

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Clare and Dan Reynolds of St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church will welcome two young Irish women next week to their home.

The two teen-age girls hail from Belfast, where violence is endemic. The pair, one Protestant and one Catholic, will stay with the Reynolds' as part of the Children's Friendship Project for Northern Ireland.

The parish will welcome the two teens this Sunday with a Mass and reception featuring homemade Irish soda bread.

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