County to sponsor cardio-fitness training on step benches



A reminder to all parents: Schools will be closed tomorrow because of the primary elections. After two weeks of quiet around the house, our young ones are back home again.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a step training class at Belle Grove Elementary School.

This eight-week cardio-training class uses a step bench to attain overall body fitness. Steps are provided.

Class will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Sept. 19. The cost is $42.50.

7+ Call 222-7313 now to reserve your step.


The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is asking coaches and players to check closets, garages and car trunks to see if they have squirreled away any equipment or uniforms from the baseball or soccer seasons.

Return these items to the Sugar Shack at the 10th Avenue fields. Someone will be at the Sugar Shack to accept the items from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

* Baseball raffle prizes are in and can be picked up at the Sugar Shack between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow or Wednesday. All prizes must be claimed by Wednesday.


St. John Lutheran Church Day School still has openings for the prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds. Students can be enrolled in a three- or five-day program. Openings are also available for children in grades two through six.

The school is at 226 Washburn Ave. For more information, call 355-7296.


The weather is cooling off and it's time for the Belle Grove Improvement Association to resume its monthly meetings.

The first one will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road. Guest speaker will be George Johnson, Democratic candidate for county sheriff, who will discuss robberies.

* Boy Scout recruiting day at Brooklyn Park Elementary School has been scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Friday.

Boys in grades one through five are invited to attend and learn about the organization and its local troop leaders.

An orientation for Park Elementary School volunteers will be held 8:30 a.m. Monday in the media center.

The school is a partnership with the members of the community. It needs neighborhood support to flourish.

To find out the school's needs, attend the orientation meeting or call 222-6593.


Harbor Hospital Center news: In observance of National Prostate Cancer Month, the hospital is offering a free prostate cancer examination, including the highly recognized diagnostic PSA blood test, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 24.

The screening will be held at Harbor Family Care, the hospital's ++ health center across the street from the main building. Early prostate cancer has no symptoms, it can only be detected by regular prostate checkups.

The American Urological Association recommends that men 50 and older, or men 40 and older who have a history of prostate cancer, be screened regularly for early detection.

No appointment is necessary. To receive free educational materials or for more information, call 347-2563.

* "Diabetes and the Heart: What's the Relationship?" is a free program scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow in the hospital's Gruehn Building, Room 404.

Secured free parking is available in the patient lot.

A registered nurse will explain different types of diabetes, lifestyle changes associated with the disorder and symptoms everyone should know. Heart-healthy refreshments will be served.

4( For more information, call 347-2298.


Now that the kids are back in school, the library will once again have "Storytime" for preschoolers, beginning at 7 p.m. Sept 20.

Children ages 2 through 6 are invited to visit the library to be entertained by storytelling and other fun activities. Two- and 3-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver.

A Halloween Storytime will highlight the end of the program Oct. 25.

The library is at 1 East 11th Ave. off Ritchie Highway. For more information, call 222-6260.

* Copies of the 1994 edition of the Directory of Community Services are available at the library for $10.50.

The 160-page directory provides program information on more than 330 health and human service agencies -- public and private -- serving Anne Arundel County residents. The agencies provide a broad range of services, including adoption, day care for children and adults and counseling.

Copies of the directory are also available for in-library use.

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