High school students to vie in memorial chess tourney



High school students from around the county have been invited to participate Saturday in the eighth annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament.

The event, which encourages youngsters to honor the memory of Dr. King, will be held in the cafeteria of North County High School.

Matches begin at 9 a.m. Coaches are asked to bring chess clocks and boards with pieces.

Registration fees are $9 per person, and there will be a time limit of 35 minutes per player per game.

Trophies will be awarded to the first-place team. There will also be trophies for the first-, second- and third-place teams. Individual trophies will be awarded to the top four individuals, and trophies will also be awarded to the leading player in each class.

The tournament is expected to end between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

North County High is at 10 E. First Ave. in Ferndale. For more information, call 222-6970.


Senior citizens looking for social activities can participate in a 10-week painting class, scheduled to run from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning this week, at the Brooklyn Park Library.

Registration will be held in the community room from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Thursday.

The library is at 1 E. 11th Ave. For more information, call 222-6842.


Are you already planning your community association's 1995 program schedule?

The Harbor Hospital Center Speakers Bureau, which consists of professionals in various health care areas, provides speakers free of charge for community, church and school programs.

Experts can discuss anything from advances in medicine to understanding Medicare and Medicaid insurance and billing. Education on specific medical problems is also available.

The Speakers Bureau also offers a program that prepares

children for a hospital stay and another program that outlines health care careers.

To receive a Speakers Bureau brochure with suggested topics, or to request a speaker on a specific topic, call 347-3441.

* For those of our readers who are hoping to shed holiday pounds before the bathing-suit season or who just want to look and feel better, the hospital offers the Harbor Hikers Indoor Walking Program.

Members of Harbor Hikers exercise every day at the Glen Burnie Mall from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. On Wednesday, a nurse provides

blood pressure screenings and other educational information.

Hikers receive membership benefits, including a newsletter, gifts and merchant discounts.

Registration is held every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the mall.

For more information, call 347-2563.


The county Department of Recreation and Parks has established a child care program for school-age youngsters at Belle Grove Elementary School.

This program offers before- and after-school programs.

Activities include indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, study time, individual and group activities and activities that develop motor skills.

The program is open when school is in session.

These state-licensed child care providers can supervise children ages 5 to 12 years of age.

For more information, call 222-7856.


The Brooklyn Park Elementary School art department is in need of materials that can be used in crafts projects.

Teachers say they need long wrapping paper tubes, old leather purses and jackets to cut up, plastic perm bottles, large foam meat trays, black plastic carryout trays from Deli Chicket (curved on one end) and brushes from make-up containers.

Drop off donations at the school, 200 14th Ave.

For more information, call 222-6590.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School and North County High School will be administering the Maryland Functional Writing Test tomorrow and Wednesday.

Administrators are urging parents to help prepare students by insuring they get a good night's rest and begin their day with a healthy breakfast.

All students are required to be on time for testing.


Belle Grove residents are invited to begin the new year with a commitment to the Belle Grove Improvement Association and its civic programs.

The group will hold its first meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School in the media center.

State Sen. Philip C. Jimeno will preside at the swearing-in of these officers for the new year: Delores Impallaria, president; Kathy Towles, vice president; Cathy Calabrese, treasurer, Janet Bury, secretary; and Bill Bowen, sergeant at arms.


The Northern District Police Community Relations Council elected these residents to serve as officers in 1995: Delores Impallaria, president; Ann Bachmann, vice president; Nancy Wroten, treasurer; and Elizabeth Hilt, secretary.


A reminder: The Brooklyn Health Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Park Health Center located on Hammonds Lane.

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