Healthy heart is good gift for today



This Valentine's Day, give yourself the best gift of all: a healthy heart. As part of Heart Awareness Month, Harbor Hospital Center's LifeCourse is sponsoring "HeartWise," from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Glen Burnie Mall.

Health specialists from cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, nutrition services and community education will provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings as well as "heart healthy" nutrition information. The cholesterol screening is free to members of Harbor Hikers, the indoor walking group at Glen Burnie Mall, and costs only $2 for others.

For more information or to receive a copy of the HeartWise materials, call the LifeCourse Health Resource Line at 347-2563.

* The Pastoral Care Division at Harbor Hospital Center will have a prayer breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

This event will feature Dr. Mike Fahey, director of Metropolitan Missions at the Baltimore Baptist Association, who will present "Ministry of Encouragement."

Information: 347-3487.


Churches around the area are preparing for the start of the

Lenten season this week. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these services:

* Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Pontiac Avenue, will sponsor a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The cost of the meal will be covered by donations the night of the supper.

* Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have a service, with Communion and the Imposition of Ashes, at 7:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.

* St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., will conduct Ash Wednesday services at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Confession, Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will be offered.


St. John's Christian Day School, Third Street and Washburn Avenue, is celebrating School Spirit Week.

All week, students will be encouraged to participate in activities such as Clash Day, Somber Day, Backward Day and School Color Day. The week will culminate with an open house on Friday.

All parents of current students and anyone interested in enrolling a child in the school or day-care center for the 1994-95 school year should attend the open house. The pre-school and kindergarten will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., afternoon kindergarten from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Grades 1 through 6 may be visited between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Congratulations to the new officers and directors of the Roland Terrace Democratic Club for 1994: Fred Fontz, president; Mike Kenny, vice-president; Patrick Channell, treasurer; Henry Fischer, financial secretary; Virginia Uzialko, secretary; Donna Myers, corresponding secretary, and James Chazis and Stanley Yastrzemski, sergeants at arms.

Members of the board of directors are: John Barry, Ray Cadden, Joe Cooper, Frank Faulkner, Charles Harvey, Frank Hupfel, William Samlock, Joe Smith and Walter Uzialko.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The PTA meeting canceled on Feb. 8 has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Fifth-grade students will be making a presentation.

* Parents of third grade students will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss the overnight trip to Arlington Echo.


North County High School news: Congratulations to the students recently inducted into the National Honor Society: Hee Sook Bae, Elizabeth Carlson, Brad Coleman, David Hill, Lynn LaMartina and Hae Yoon.

* The Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the band room. The drawing for the 50/50 raffle will take place, and members will discus the flower sale fund-raiser.

* Congratulations and a hearty welcome home to cheerleaders Linda Darshal, Alison Crook and Chris Mosely who performed at the Hula Bowl in Hawaii.

* Congratulations to the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders who won the title at the Maryland Cheerleading State Championships at the University of Maryland on Jan. 30. Watch them at the Terps basketball game Feb. 19.

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