'Night out' is chance to take a stand against crime



It's time to make a stand. Tuesday, Aug. 2, has been designated as "National Night Out."

Turn on your porch lights between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., go outside, meet your neighbors and take a stand to show that you are tired of crime. Let the criminals know that you are watching out for each other in your neighborhood.


The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association would like to inform everyone that the $10 and $25 gift certificates from Toys R Us and Sports Authority, the baseball caps and the pennants -- prizes for selling baseball raffle tickets -- are now in. Prizes may be picked up at the Sugar Shack on the 10th Avenue Fields between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

In addition, boys and girls between 5 and 15 can register for soccer at the same times. Registration is $25 for one child and $40 for two or more. For more information, call Roger McGhee at 636-4561 for boys and Len Tiesi at 636-1157 for girls.

The soccer league also needs adults to coach or coordinate league play during the fall season. Call Roger McGhee at 636-4561.


Don't forget that vacation Bible school at St. John's Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Avenue, continues through this week. Classes for youngsters from age 3 through junior high school are from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Classes also are available for adults.

Information: 355-7295.


There's a place for you "Beneath the Storytelling Tree" at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., where outdoor vacation Bible school begins Aug. 8 and continues through Aug. 12.

Classes are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Children from 2-year-olds through sixth graders are invited for hands-on-learning, crafts, fun and refreshments. Classes for adults also will be offered.

For more information, call 789-3688.


Brooklyn Park Library's summer reading program will present professional magician Michael Chamberlin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the library, 1 E. 11th Avenue. Mr. Chamberlin will dazzle you with his new array of amazing magic tricks, spiced with humor and audience participation.

This program is free and geared toward children entering grades one through six in the fall.

Registration is not required for the hourlong show, but seating is limited.

For more information, call 222-6260.


North County High School seniors are reminded that their parking permit applications will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. this week at the school office.

All students driving to school on the first day should have their permits on display in their vehicles.


Brooklyn United Methodist Church is running a summer talent program, a creative and educational fund-raising activity at the church. Participants are to "invest" their talent in their own skill or ability and return the gains from that investment to the church on Sept.4.

Talent items will be on sale Sunday at the Talent Brunch after the morning worship service in room 200 of the church. Tables will be set up and talent items will be displayed and available for purchase. Donuts, juice and coffee will be served.

Mark your calendar now for the church Yard Sale and Car Wash, Saturday, Aug. 27. This unique combination fund-raiser will provide another opportunity for talent items to be displayed and sold. The youth group is sponsoring the car wash, and all members are asked to bring in donations for the yard sale. Baked items also will be on sale.

For more information, or to donate items, please call 355-8740.


The Arundel Improvement Association annual crab feast is planned from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for Aug. 28. Steamed crabs, crab soup, hot dogs, barbecue beans, salads, desserts, and drinks are on the menu. Music will be provided by M&M.

Tickets are $20 per person and reservations are now being excepted.

The association hall is at 705 Cross St. For more information or to make reservations, call 789-2192.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The hospital continues to offer a low-cost screening program for area residents who are financially eligible. For just $45, the program includes a complete breast examination, a screening mammogram using top-rated equipment and education about breast self-exam.

The American Cancer Society recommends regular mammograms for all women 40 and older, especially if they have a family history of breast disease. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 347-3383.

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the center will provide copies of its comprehensive service guide by mail. For a free copy, call 347-2563.

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