'Christmas in September' almost here


September 09, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Now that we've celebrated the unofficial end of summer, September's calendar is rapidly filling.

It's back to school, back to sports, back to the real world, filled with all of the activities that have been on hold during the %J summer vacation season.


Jenkins Memorial Church in Riviera Beach is sponsoring an outdoor "Christmas in September" craft show Sept. 17 from 7 a.m. until it sells out at A. L. Gators, at the intersection of Fort Smallwood and Bar Harbor roads.

A variety of handmade Christmas crafts, gift items, decorations, jewelry and many more items will be on sale.

A bake sale, raffle, silent auction and flea market will also be featured.

Flea market spaces are available for $7 each.

Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

For space rental, call Tammy Lindsay, 360-1664, evenings.


Area anglers are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach Fire Company hall on Solley Road.

The guest speaker will be Frank Dolan, who will discuss how to handle boating emergencies while afloat.

Winners of the August catfishing and white perch fishing contest will receive their prizes.

Suggestions for topics and speakers for the 1995 meeting year will be discussed.

Those attending are reminded that unused or unwanted fishing or boating items can be sold at the end-of-meeting auction. No sellers' fee will be charged.

The club is open to the public. No membership dues or fees are charged. Tickets for door prizes and a 50/50 cash prize will be on sale.

Food and refreshments will be on sale, the proceeds to benefit

the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

Information: George Bentz, 255-3678.


Hot off the presses is the county Department of Recreation and Parks fall program guide featuring courses for the entire family.

Information for all programs: 222-7313.

Budding dancers in your crew can take tap and ballet classes, taught by Serene Bowers, scheduled to begin in early October at Northeast High School on Duvall Highway.

Beginning tap and ballet for children ages 4 and 5 will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 5. Class for ages 5 and 6 with no experience will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Advance tap and ballet classes for ages 4 through 8 will met at Northeast on Saturdays beginning Oct. 1. Class times are: 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. for ages 4 and 5 with one year of experience; 11 a.m. for ages 6 and 7 with two years of experience; and noon for ages 7 and 8 with one year of experience.

Advance tap, ballet and jazz class, for experienced students who wish to add jazz dance to their repertoire, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 8 and 9 and 7 p.m. for ages 10 and 11. These classes require students with two years of experience.

A separate class for students age 7 and 8 with one year of experience will meet at 1 p.m.

Saturdays at Northeast. Class sizes are limited to 12 students.

The fee for the 10 week program is $35.

* Preschoolers ages 3 through 5 can join the Munchins-in-Motion classes scheduled Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Riviera Beach Elementary School, starting next month.

Activities to sharpen motor skills, simple games and gymnastics will be featured.

The fee is $35, and enrollment is limited.

* Gymnastics for boys and girls ages 6-12 will be featured at programs at Riviera Beach and Bodkin elementary schools.

Class includes basic tumbling, stretching and introductory work on apparatus taught by experienced instructors. Enrollment is limited.

The class at Bodkin Elementary will meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Sept. 22.

At Riviera Beach Elementary, classes for grades 1-3 will meet Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Children in grades 4-6 will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Classes begin Oct. 1.

* Boys and girls ages 8-14 can learn self-defense Kenpo karate Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Riviera Beach Elementary, starting Sept. 20.

The class is taught by certified instructors. Loose clothing is required.

The fee for the 10-week program is $35.

* A beginner modeling course for students ages 8-11 and ages 12-16 will be offered on Monday evenings at Chesapeake Bay Middle School.

Class will focus on social graces, visual poise, runway and fashion modeling, photography, drama, make-up, voice and personal development.

Class time for ages 8-11 is 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ages 12-16 meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Classes begin Oct. 3.

9- The fee for the eight-week course is $60.

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