Plans already under way for Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade

NEIGHBORS

March 30, 1994|By BONITA FORMWALT

They're everywhere -- trendy silk banners flapping in the breeze.

Joyful greetings to all who pass by? Or the pumpkin leaf bags of the '90s?

As a woman who still has difficulty remembering to write "1994" on each check, I am in awe of people who manage to change banners to match the holidays.

Valentine hearts, shamrocks and Easter Bunnys are nice, but I would like to see the banners used for a more practical purpose, as a warning. For example:

* A scale superimposed on a refrigerator. Beware of dieter. Cookie-selling Girl Scouts enter at your own risk.

* A reproduction of Edvard Munch's "The Scream." PMS/erratic mood swings in progress. Do not enter unless bearing chocolate.

* Nintendo in a trash can. Youthful visitors prohibited. Parents seriously re-evaluating decision to have children and electricity.

* A 16-inch pizza with sausage and pepperoni. Attention delivery men, diet's over! This is the house!

Flap on, Glen Burnie.

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There will be banners, flags and streamers at the seventh annual Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade on May 22. Youth groups, new and antique fire equipment, marching bands, clowns and equestrians are invited to participate.

Alfredo Angelo Appeito will serve as this year's Grand Marshal. A local resident, this 96-year-old World War I veteran served in the 4th Infantry Division.

Parade aficionado Joe Corcoran will once again serve as event chairman.

"When we started the parade seven years ago, we only had organizations from the Glen Burnie area. Now we've expanded to include different areas," said Corcoran.

He is arranging for a Shriners' parade group from Hanover to participate.

Marchers will step out to the tunes of high school bands from Glen Burnie, North County and Old Mill.

"This being an election year, we can expect the politicians to be around, too," said Corcoran.

Motorized units will move out at 2 p.m. from the Harundale Mall parking lot on Aquahart Road and travel to Crain Highway. At Crain and Quarterfield Road, marching units will join the procession and travel north on Crain, turn right on Post 40 Road and disperse at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's carnival grounds.

There is no entrance fee for the parade but registration is requested by May 10. Although no one will be turned away, they will not receive a number in the lineup until the day of the parade.

For information, call the GBIA, 766-6760, or Corcoran, 761-9168.

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With proper scheduling at the Glen Burnie YMCA, you can dance the Achey Breaky, defend yourself against people who think Billy Ray Cyrus is a one-hit wonder and look amazingly color-coordinated all at the same time.

Registration is being accepted for the following classes:

Beginning April 5, karate instruction by black belt Greg Andrew will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings. Students may attend class once or twice a week.

Registration for Y members is $12 for once a week and $23 for twice a week. Nonmember fees are $24 and $46.

A three-week session of country line dancing classes will begin April 6. Classes will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Kathy Brashears of Country Classics will be the instructor.

Classes are free to Y members. Nonmember registration is $12 for once a week classes and $24 for twice a week. Anyone who wants to try line dancing without the three-week commitment can pay a $5 drop-in rate per class.

An eight-week session of dance classes will begin April 24.

An Image Update seminar is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 9. Beauty consultant Patricia Slayton will discuss topics including choosing colors to flatter natural coloring, core wardrobes, cosmetic do's and don'ts, skin care and accessorizing.

The class is free to Y members and $10 for nonmembers.

The Glen Burnie YMCA is at 8 Central Ave. For registration or membership information, call 761-1251.

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Vendors and crafters are invited to reserve a space at a Flea Market and Bake Sale 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 7401 Furnace Branch Road.

Spaces are $12 with a table and $8 without.

The event is sponsored by the Messiah Preschool PTA. Proceeds will benefit the church's preschool program.

To reserve a space call 760-9051 or 761-1944.

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The Parent Involvement Center at Oakwood has announced its schedule of sessions for the month of April. All classes and seminars are free and open to parents and educators with students in the county school system.

* Week 1: Megaskills For Parents, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 5; Young Parents' Group, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 6; RAP I/RAP III, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 6; Sibling Rivalry, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

* Week 2: Family Science, Grades K to 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 12; RAP I/RAP III, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday April 13; New Graduation and Completer Programs, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

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