Have your children started the final countdown until the last day of school? If not, let us inform you that only 29 days are left. Then what do your children do when they get bored with summer?
Consider the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks summer playground programs for boys and girls ages 5 1/2 -12. They must be 6 by Dec. 31 to participate.
The playgrounds in our area are at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 14th Avenue at Morgan Road, and Cedar-Morris Hill Community Center, Ritchie Highway at Arundel Corporation Road.
Activities will include sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, and special events. All programs run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weekdays, June 27 through Aug. 5. Playgrounds will be closed July 4.
Registration fees are $70 for the first child and $65 for each additional child per family.
For information or to register, call 222-7300.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Congratulations to the following students, whose art work was chosen for display at the student art exhibit at Glen Burnie Mall. Michelle Beyerle, Melissa Connell, Shannon Conwell, Matthew French, Alex Hagopian, William Hart, Jody Haupt, Willie High, Bradley Hodgson, Amanda Johnson, Darnell Jones, Laura Jones, Crystal Lucas, Chrissy Martin, Melanie McCormick, Josh Perkins, Geoffrey Phillips, Chris Romey, Nicole Samuels, Karen See, Dawn Smith, Joseph Stanley, Sean Thompson and Michael Wilson.
All eighth-graders at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School will be participating in the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program testing this week. Parents, please make sure your eighth-grader attends each day.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School.
The association is sponsoring a flea market at 8 a.m. May 21 at the Bingo World parking lot on 10th Avenue. Table space is available at a price of $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. The rain date is May 28. To rent table space or for information, call 636-1843 after 5 p.m.
Brooklyn Park Health Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the health center on Hammonds Lane. The guest speaker will be Sam Kemp, owner of Cedar Hill Florist, who will discuss the flower business.
The Health Association is sponsoring a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Anyone interested in renting table space for $5 is asked to call 222-6620. Dealers are welcome.
Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., rTC will have an orientation session for people interested in becoming members of the church from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Education Building.
For information, call 789-3688.
Harbor Hospital Center news: During National Arthritis Month, the hospital is offering several brochures about arthritis.
"Basic Facts: Answers to Your Questions" provides an overview of the disease, including treatments, medications and types of arthritis.
"Taking Charge: Learning to Live with Arthritis" gives information about coping with the challenges of the pain associated with arthritis.
"Diet Guidelines for Arthritis" explains the importance of variety in the diet and how nutrition is connected to arthritis.
To receive any of the pamphlets, or for information, call 347-2563.
Attend a free class on food safety offered by the Cooperative Extension Service from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 307 at the Arundel Center North, 101 Crain Highway. The class will focus on ways to prevent food-borne illnesses. Registration is required. For information, call 222-6758.