Democrats to celebrate New Year



It's Party Time! Be sure to get your tickets for the New Year's Eve Party at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, 619 Matthews Ave. The party begins at 9 p.m. and continues until 2:30 a.m.

Tickets are $23 a person and include a limited open bar, food platter, buffet table and many other surprises. Live music will be provided by the Zimpons.

For tickets or more information, call 636-1504.


The community congratulates the following members of the Old Brooklyn Park Security Patrol who graduated from the Citizen Police Academy: John Clough, Woody Bowen, Rick Schulze, Edward Stefankiewicz, John Hahn, Joy Creamer and Ghon Eckley.

These community members attended the new Anne Arundel County Citizen Police Academy, a program that educates selected citizens of the county about the police department's operations and services, enhancing the partnership between the police and the community.

The program consists of 11 2 1/2 -hour sessions of classroom instruction on topics such as Victimology, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence, Non-Lethal and Lethal Use of Force, Forensics and Narcotics, Police Ethics and Child Abuse.

The students graduated from the program Dec. 17 at the Western Police Station.

They received an inscribed coffee mug and a certificate of completion.


The seventh annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave. All Anne Arundel County high school chess players are invited to compete.

The entry fee is $9. Trophies will be awarded to the top four individuals and the leading player in each class.

Call Frank Utley at 222-6970.


The Taxpayer's Improvement Association of Patapsco Park has received a $10,000 grant from the United Way of Maryland to begin a Preventive Substance Abuse program, which will include a tutorial project, as well as classes on health and hygiene and how to avoid drugs.

The program will run for 10 months beginning Jan. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, at the Lloyd Keaser Center, 5757 Belle Grove Road.

A Kwanzaa Celebration will kick off the program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center.

For more information, call Angela Oden at 636-2607.


Brooklyn Park Library news: A 10-week painting class will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 13 in the Community Room. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in the library's Community Room.

For more information, call 222-6825.


Harbor Hospital Center news: Free copies of the pamphlet "Heart Smart Substitutes" are available to area residents.

The pamphlet provides suggestions on substitutes for recipe ingredients and includes baking hints for people who must limit their fat and salt intake.

For more information, call 347-2563.

* The center's auxiliary is seeking new members to work in the hospital's gift shop or operate the book cart. Auxiliary members volunteer four hours a week. Proceeds from the gift shop benefit Harbor Hospital Center departments and programs.

If interested, call Ann Fleming or Dee Monch at 347-3411.


We wish all of our readers a very happy, safe and peaceful New Year. We look forward to sharing your community news and events in 1994!

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