Belle Grove plans finale to program



Belle Grove Elementary School news: Officer Jim Call will be presenting D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) certificates to fifth-graders at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officer Call has been educating the students about the ill effects of drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. Students will be performing skits and reading speeches they wrote about the program. All parents are invited to attend.

Thursday is "Book Character Day." Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character for the day.


The Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon until 6 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Dessert costs extra.

The church is at 110 Townsend Ave. For information, call 789-3688.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Fourth-graders will visit the Maryland Science Center Thursday as part of their study of the solar system.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring an arts and crafts class at the school from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Jan. 25. The 10-week program is free to elementary-aged children. Supplies and materials are provided.

Advanced registration is mandatory, and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 222-3552.


Local choirs will perform at a Service of Prayer for Christian Unity, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3909 Pennington Ave.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated from tomorrow through Sunday.


North County High School news: The Band Parents will meet at 7 Wednesday in the band room to discuss spring performance dates, fund-raising projects and the band's trip to Orlando, Fla., in April.

First-semester examinations are scheduled next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be two two-hour exams each day, with no lunch. Students will be allowed to bring a snack to their second scheduled exam. Dismissal time will be at noon.


The county police department is seeking entry-level officers.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or a GED certificate, be a U.S. citizen and have a valid noncommercial Class C Maryland driver's license.

The selection process includes evaluation of education and experience, a written exam and personal interview, a background investigation, a polygraph test and a psychological evaluation and medical examination. Applications can be obtained by calling 222-1170 or at any District Police Station.

All applications must be returned to the department Office of Personnel by 4 p.m. Jan. 31.


Harbor Hospital Center news: Registration is being accepted for the 8K road race to be held March 6 at the William J. Myers Soccer Pavilion in Brooklyn.

The 4.97-mile race begins outside the Pavilion at 9 a.m. For those who prefer a Sunday morning jog or walk around the park, the Myers Mile is the alternative. The registration deadline is Feb. 21. The entry fee is $11 for the 8K and $8 for the Myers Mile.

All participants will receive commemorative long sleeve T-shirts and are eligible for random prizes. The first male and female finishers will each receive a $300 savings bond. Awards also will be presented to the first three male and female finishers within the 10 designated age brackets.

For an entry form, call 347-2563.

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