Parents gear up for car pool as school nears PASADENA

NEIGHBORS

August 27, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

This is it. . .summer will unofficially end Wednesday morning for thousands of county kids. Only five days left to lie back and recharge your energies before re-entering the car pooling world of back to school, back to sports, back to everything activities that seem to engulf us once the kids get back in school.

Like most parents, our September calendar is rapidly filling up with lessons, practice sessions, games, school meetings and appointments. Everybody's gearing up for a fall filled with one activity or another.

At this rate, we may have a free day around Thanksgiving, but don't count on it.

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The Lake Shore Democratic Club is sponsoring a political fund-raiser from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at its clubhouse, 236 Maryland Ave.

Tickets are $8.50 each and will be available at the door.

The price includes a delicious shrimp platter and music by The Coachmen.

Tables of 10 can be reserved by contacting Stan Balewski, 255-0135.

For more details, call the clubhouse, 437-3699.

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The Pasadena Business Association will meet at noon Wednesday at the Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Road.

Guest speaker will be Jerry Connell from the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office, who will discuss the handling of bad checks.

The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

For reservations or more details, call Carol, 987-4887 or Toni, 360-4636.

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Bayside Beach Community Day will be from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow on Bayside Beach Road, 2.5 miles from its intersection with Fort Smallwood Road.

Families can shop at flea market tables, play carnival and chance games and dine on hot dogs, pit-beef hamburgers and sodas.

For the kids, there will be pony rides, face painting, moon bounce and a visit by the purple dinosaur.

Rain date for the event is Sunday.

For more details about the flea market, call Joe Foran, 255-6720.

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The Chesapeake Christian Center Church of God's youth group, "Straight Up Ministries," is sponsoring a car wash from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Goodyear Tire Center, 3100 Mountain Road.

The group, under the guidance of Brian Shepard, is open to teens between the ages of 13 and 19. They meet every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 7975 Tick Neck Road.

Proceeds from the car wash will be used to purchase audio-visual equipment.

Sunday has been designated Pastor Appreciation Day at the Tick Neck Road church.

The Rev. Glen Morris will be honored by the congregation for his outstanding service to the community as pastor and leader since 1987.

The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and feature a message from a congregation layman and personal expressions of appreciation from other church members.

For more details, call Becky Marcucci, 437-6538.

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Knights of Columbus Monsignor Raymond P. Kelley Council 10966 will have a 20-game bingo party at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Jane Frances parish hall.

All games will be sold individually, and game prizes will be 50-50. Refreshments will be sold by the Ladies Auxiliary.

For more details, call Len Switala, 437-1216.

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Starting Sept. 9, the guidance office at Northeast High School will be open on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for meetings with parents and students. Regular office hours on school days are 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Diane Finch, guidance chairwoman, explained that a counselor will be available to give working parents the opportunity to "keep in touch with what's happening with their high school student."

"We're also planning informational sessions on college planning, financial aid and careers of the 21st century on several Thursday evenings," she said. Parent workshops on conflict resolution management, coping with stress and the healthy family are on the agenda, too.

The guidance counselors are looking for parent volunteers to help staff the office on Thursday evenings.

For more details, call 437-6400, ext. 235.

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