Saturday is bonanza for bargain hunters who know where to go



Saturday will be a busy day for bargain hunters. Here's a list of things to get you started.

The Belle Grove Improvement Association will have its annual flea market beginning at 8 a.m. on the Bingo World parking lot, on the corner of 10th Avenue and Belle Grove Road. Refreshments will be sold.

The rain date will be May 28.


The Brooklyn Health Association will sponsor a flea market from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the Brooklyn Park Health Center parking lot, 300 Hammonds Lane.

The rain date is May 22. Baked goods, hot dogs, soda, coffee and doughnuts will be sold.

A handmade afghan, made by Minnie Grady, will be raffled off during the flea market. Chances are three for $1.


A clean car is a happy car.

North County High School Class of 1997 will sponsor a free car wash from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Roy Rogers located at Burwood Plaza on B & A Boulevard. Donations will be happily accepted. Proceeds will benefit the class fund.


Brooklyn United Methodist Church will be having a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The menu also includes salad, Italian bread, iced tea and coffee. Carry-out dinners will be available. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Donations will be accepted.

There will also be crafts and flea market items.

The church is at Fourth Street and Pontiac Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information, call 355-8740.


Harbor Hospital Center news: As part of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital is conducting "Answers to the Burning Questions" beginning at 7 p.m. on May 25 in the Gruehn Auditorium.

The one-hour program will focus attention on the most common type of cancer among U.S. residents. A dermatologist will answer questions and discuss prevention and treatment. Several brochures about skin cancer will be available. Information: 347-2563.

* Representatives from the hospital's Speakers Bureau are available to speak at your next community, school or church group meeting about nutrition, stress management, healthy lifestyles and home safety for the elderly.

For more information or to arrange for a speaker, call 347-3478.


Reading aloud with your children can be fun. The time you spend together with good books can be good for your relationship and their education.

A family literacy project for parents, grandparents, care givers, teens, baby sitters and future parents will be held at the Lloyd Keaser Recreation Center in Pumphrey.

Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. today and May 23.

For more information call 6336-1714, 636-2607, 789-5790.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Fifth-grade students will visit Gettysburg on Thursday.

That same day, students will participate in a cultural arts presentation, "Books Can Make You Strong," at 9:30 a.m.


The Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School PTSA will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium.

The annual spring concert, featuring the bands and chorus, will follow.


North County High School news: The band and bandfront returned from the American Music Festival in Orlando, Fla., with seven awards: first place in flags, poms, twirler and parade; second place, field show; fifth place, jazz band; and ninth place, concert band.

Elana Maurer and Tawnekia Spencer received the outstanding drum major awards.

End-of-the-year activities have been scheduled:

L * The honor roll assembly takes place at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

* The annual spring concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium. A $1 donation is requested. Concert band, stage band and chorus will perform.

* The senior awards ceremony is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.

* The spring sports banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on May 25 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. Tickets are $8 per person and will be sold during lunch periods on May 23, 24 and 25.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have its Pentecost/Confirmation Celebration on Sunday. Confirmation will take place at the 11 a.m. service. Pentecost is a celebration of the birthday of the church.

Everyone is asked to wear red and white.


Registration for the Brooklyn Park Broncos youth football and cheerleading will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday and June 2, and from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday and June 4 at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School on Hammonds Lane.

The cost is $40. Parents should bring an original and a copy of their child's birth certificate.


The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave.

A representative from the county Bureau of Solid Waste will discuss recycling.

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