Baseball, soccer, softball, lacrosse sign-ups are foretaste of spring

NEIGHBORS

January 28, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Patches of ice and a soggy heap of boots and mismatched gloves -- such are the legacies of the last two weeks' winter storms. The season is only one-third over, but I can't help wishing for warmer weather.

There is a bright ray of hope on the horizon, though -- baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse sign-ups are on the schedule all over the Pasadena area. Can spring be far behind?

Families in the Riviera Beach area can stop by Sunset Elementary, 8572 Fort Smallwood Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 5, 12 and 19 to register for the Greater Riviera Recreation Council spring sports leagues. Evening registrations are also on the schedule from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 9.

Copies of birth certificates are required. Late registrations may be subject to a penalty.

Several organizations are participating in the sign-up. They are:

* Riviera Little League, for boys 8 through 18; cost is $30 per child, $10 each for additional players in the same family. Registration is limited. Information: Dawn Lorch, 437-1919, or Bruce Warren, 255-8430.

* Riviera Girls Softball, for girls 7 to 18; individual fee is $35, $40 for families. Information: Charles Rode, 437-0085, or Rick Sigman, 255-8311.

* Pasadena Clinic League, open to boys and girls 5 to 7, for coach-pitch and tee-ball play. Individual fee is $25, $35 per family. Information: Norm Milligan, 360-3714, or Sandy Twombly, 360-9080.

* Havenwood Little League and Girls Softball, open to youngsters 5 to 18. Individual registration is $30. Additional players in the same family are $5 each. For information on Little League, call 255-7229 or 437-3998; for softball information, call 437-9318.

* St. Jane Soccer Association, open to boys and girls 5 to 18, for clinic and county play. Individual fee is $35 for clinic or county teams. Each additional family member is $10. No late registrations accepted. Information: Ron Malinowski, 255-8458.

* Buccaneers Athletic Club Lacrosse, open to boys and girls 6 to 15. Tomorrow is the only date to register. Individual fee is $40; each additional child, up to four, is $10 each.

Information: 437-1832 or 360-1769.

In the Mountain Road area, Lake Shore Youth Baseball will have registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 5 at Lake Shore Elementary, 4531 Mountain Road.

LSYB is open to youngsters 5 to 14, for tee-ball through pony teams.

The fee is $40 for one child, $15 for the second child same family, and $10 for each additional child. Early registration is encouraged.

Information: Lake Shore Youth Baseball hot line, 360-8428.

Stop by Magothy Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third Street and Beach Avenue in Chelsea Beach, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow for a breakfast bonanza cooked and served by the Ladies Guild.

The menu will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, French toast, creamed chipped beef, homemade biscuits, juice, tea and coffee.

Homemade baked goods will also be on sale.

The cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 5 to 12. Youngsters 4 and under can eat for free.

"The community support for our breakfast fund-raisers has been great," said Annie Webb, guild spokeswoman. "A new floor was recently installed in the dining room and kitchen, and two new cabinets and an island will soon be installed in the kitchen area. Proceeds from the breakfasts are being applied toward these improvements, so we appreciate everyone who supports our efforts."

Information: 255-4049 or 360-8552.

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The Sunset Beach Improvement Association will have a general meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company hall on Fort Smallwood Road.

Winners in the SBIA annual holiday decorating contest have been announced. The Giberd family on Byrd Road received the award for best door decoration. The Freebergers on Bedford Road captured the best window prize. Bud Berends of Byrd Road, a regular contest winner, won best overall decoration. Charles Braber and Eunice Schneider received honorable mention.

Plaques were awarded to the winners.

A plaque was also awarded to Mark Jacobs for his many years of outstanding service to the community. He has served as secretary of the SBIA, edited the community newsletter and has been on the board of directors.

Information: Sharon Majer, 437-7422.

* St. Jane Frances School in Riviera Beach will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week next week with a packed calendar of events.

The theme for this year is "Support Catholic Schools, Your Choice in Education."

Activities will begin with a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for school families.

Monday is teacher appreciation day. Teachers will be receiving flowers and lunch.

On Tuesday, parents can visit classrooms during the Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special activities and thank-you letters will be presented.

Wednesday will be National Appreciation for Catholic Schools Day. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. The faculty will treat St. Jane students to a gift that night: No homework!

The support staff, pastor and principal will be feted on Thursday with a box luncheon prepared by each homeroom. A prayer service and blessing of the throat service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Student appreciation day is Friday. Uniforms are not required, and students are urged to dress up for the day.

The Home School Association has scheduled family bingo night Friday in the school hall. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the first game starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday's family roller skating party from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena Skating Rink will close out the celebration.

* New student registration for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for 1994-95 will be accepted beginning Tuesday.

Information: 255-4750.

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