Pool party means there's plenty of summer fun left

NEIGHBORS

August 02, 1994|By NATALIE HARVEY

School starts in less than a month -- Aug. 29 -- but there's still time for summer fun. For instance, there's a middle school pool party Aug. 11 at Running Brook community in Wilde Lake.

There will be swimming and games, plus prizes. Pool membership is not required. The rain date will be Aug. 18. To register or for information, call 730-4744 or 992-3726.

On rainy days and every weekday for nonswimmers, the Columbia Teen Center, at the Barn in Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center, is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

In addition to table tennis and hockey, soccer, basketball and football, there are trips, tournaments and projects. All this -- and it's free. Information: 992-3726.

There's still time to enroll for summer classes, too.

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If you have ever admired a gift that was wrapped so beautifully you hesitated to open it, you will enjoy learning how to make festive bows at Columbia Art Center's "Florist Bows" on Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration and information: 730-0075.

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Chaselle's Learning Depot is offering a class on Native American crafts this month. On Thursday, there will be a workshop on Native American beadwork at 10 a.m. for children 8 years and older.

Amy Beth Paul will teach students to make rings and necklaces while listening to stories and music. Materials are included in the $15 fee, with $5 redeemable for Chaselle merchandise.

On Aug. 10, adults will have an opportunity to learn from Maria Dadgar, a member of Maryland's Piscataway tribe, how to make dream-catchers, a Native American craft.

The registration fee, $15, includes materials with $5 redeemable toward Chaselle merchandise. Information and registration, 381-0828.

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And, there are still more 1994 scholastic awards to report.

Stevens Forest Elementary School had many perfect attendance awards, including recognition that went to: kindergarten: Dwayne Coffman; Grade 1: Robert Black, Emily Kay, Kazim Lakhani, Timothy Murphy, Sean Rogers, Alexandra Sher and Brett Strand; Grade 2: Kevin Brill, Rasheed Frazier, Ryan Gleason, Kristina Smith and Paul Toren; Grade 3: Ashley Frost; Grade 4: Gregory Braukus, Gino Digiovanni, Niya Dixon, Nefertiti Frazier, Raphael Larocca, Hughes Paul, Marco Popovich, Sarah Rosenberg, Derrick Strand and Timothy Wu; and Grade 5: Grace Choi, Thomas Gleason, Ashley Hardester, Aliyia Rice and Erin Villamor.

Certificates of Achievement also were presented at Stevens Forest School to kindergarten students: Melissa Hawkes, Robbie Stray and Emma McDonnell; Tulip Team members: Griffin Weikel, Timothy Murphy and Timothy Bell; Oak Team members: Barbara Bushell and Anthony Daniels; Dogwood Team members: Brett Finneran, Kyle McGehee, Craig Wishnick and Sean Wilson; and Sassafras Team members: Lindsay Derenberger, Carleen Sanders and Jason Tyson.

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Alberta Gary United Methodist Church, at 9405 Guilford Road, is sponsoring "Code J.E.S.U.S." vacation Bible school every Wednesday this month. Registration and information: (301) 725-63O7.

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St. John United Methodist/Presbyterian and St. John Evangelical Catholic Churches' congregations have completed interior demolition work at the future worship space of Mount Vernon Church in Washington.

There is an urgent need for volunteers who know how to install drywall and apply spackling compound.

The volunteer crews also need screw guns for Aug. 13. Anyone who can fill these needs is asked to call 461-0991 or 381-1085.

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Creative Daisy is accepting registration for its fall programs for preschool children at Owen Brown Community Center.

Among other offerings are: Toddlers Playtime, ages 1 1/2 -2 1/2 ; Funtime Enchantment, ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 ; Daisy Dancers, ages 3 1/2 - 5; and Clay Club, ages 4-6; Alphabet Box, ages 3-4. Classes begin the week of Sept. 19. Registration and information: 381-0202.

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Top Flight Gymnastics is accepting registration for fall classes Aug. 22, 26 and Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. Potential students are encouraged to bring their families to TFG's Open House Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gym is at 9179 Red Branch Road off Route 108.

In addition to classes for grades two through 8, recreational programs are offered for parents and children.

Registration and information: 992-1600.

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The Fathers' Day coffee sale at St. John's Evangelical Parish was a sellout. There will be another Salvadoran coffee sale Aug. 20 and 21 after services at Oakland Mills Meeting House and at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. Aug. 20 is notable because it is the feast day of San Rouque, sister city of St. John's.

Half of the cost is sent directly to the coffee cooperative in El Salvado; a dollar to San Roque, and the rest to OXFAM, the marketing division.

The growers sell their coffee beans to support their families; OXFAM receives funds to support the cooperative and San Roque receives needed revenue.

Coffee orders can be made, 964-1435, before Aug. 20.

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