Greater Riviera council offers sign-up for sports

NEIGHBORS

January 13, 1995|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

The calendar may say winter, but the organizers of local sports groups say their minds are wandering ahead to spring and a new season.

One of this area's largest registration sessions for spring and summer sports, conducted by the Greater Riviera Recreation Council, is right around the corner.

"Our goal is to keep youngsters off the streets and away from drugs or activities that might lead to trouble," said Elmer Hohman, council president. "Participation in organized sports programs is one means to this goal."

For busy parents, this registration is a big time-saver because it covers six different programs in three sports at one site -- Sunset Elementary School.

Sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 and 28, and Feb. 4 and 11. Evening registration also will be offered, from 7 o'clock to 8:30 on Feb. 1 and 8.

Players must furnish copies of their birth certificates. Late registrations may be assessed an additional fee.

Organizations participating in the Greater Riviera Recreation Council are:

* Buccaneers Lacrosse: Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Registrations will be accepted on Jan. 28 and Feb. 1 and 8. Player fees are $40 for one child; additional children from the same family (up to 4) are $10 each. Call 255-0093.

* Havenwood Little League and Girls Softball: Open to youths, ages 5-18. Fees are $30 for one child, and $5 for each additional children from the same family. For Little League information, call 255-7229. For girl's softball details, call 437-9318.

* Pasadena Clinic League Baseball: T-ball and coaches pitch, open to boys and girls ages 5-7. Coeducational teams are also available. Registration fees are $25 for one child; $35 a family. Call 437-4494 or 360-9080.

* Riviera Girls Softball League: Girls ages 7-18 will play on county-select and intramural teams. Fees are $35 a child; $40 a family. Call 360-9528 or 360-8503.

* Riviera Little League: Limited opening for boys ages 8-18. Player fees are $35 a child; additional family members are $10 each. Call 255-8144 or 255-8430.

* St. Jane Soccer: Clinic and county teams available for boys and girls ages 5-14. Player fees are $35 for one child; additional family members, $10. A $10 fund-raising fee also will be charged. No late registrations accepted. Call the soccer hot line, 360-8765.

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The Women of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 79859 Tick Neck Road, will serve a ham and oyster supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the church.

The menu will also include green beans, potatoes, corn bread, dessert and a beverage. A bake table will also be featured.

Tickets, available at the door, are $9 for adults, and $7 for children under 12.

For more details, call the church office, 255-1070.

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The outreach committee of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, will sponsor its 10th annual missions conference Tuesday through Jan. 22.

"Our annual six-day event brings individuals who are actively working in a variety of mission fields to visit and give us a bird's-eye view of the projects we help support," said Tracy Moore, committee spokeswoman.

The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a covered-dish dinner. The opening celebrations of prayer, praise and music, featuring the men's choir from Hall United Methodist Church and a youth missionary presentation by Debbie Walz from China Outreach Ministries, will follow at 7 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday, church members will invite participants to their homes for coffee and discussion. Among the projects to be discussed will be the Salvation Army, Bello Machre, Meals on Wheels and the North County Emergency Outreach Network.

Events Jan. 20 will be at the church. At 6 p.m., the young people will meet with Paul Law, a Johns Hopkins medical student. Mr. Law, the son of missionaries, grew up in Zaire and will be sharing his experiences.

"His goal is to return to Africa and serve as a medical missionary," Ms. Moore explained.

At 7 p.m. Jan. 20, a dessert fellowship will take place, followed by a presentation by the Rev. Virgil Maybray, from the Missions Society for United Methodists. The Rev. Mary Ellenberger will meet with preschool and school-age children to explain her work.

On Jan. 21 at noon, a luncheon will be followed by a presentation by Ms. Ellenberger and Mr. Law.

Services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 will conclude the weeklong conference.

Information: Ms. Moore, 437-3981; Jeanne Jones, 360-7123; or the church office, 255-8887.

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If you've been a Downs Park volunteer during the 1994 season, watch the mail for an invitation to the annual volunteer banquet.

This year's event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Entertainment, door prizes and presentation of awards is planned.

Call the park at 222-6230 next week if your invitation hasn't arrived.

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