Slade Regional to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

NEIGHBORS

January 25, 1995|By BONITA FORMWALT

Paper butterflies, symbols of hope and belief, will decorate the halls of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School in celebration of national Catholic Schools Week Monday through Feb. 4.

Building on the theme, "Catholic Schools -- Schools You Can Believe In," the school has planned several activities to commemorate the valuable contributions Catholic schools have made to the community.

The week of activities begins with an open house and continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Registration for the 1995-1996 school year will also be accepted.

Throughout the week, staff members, teachers, students and parents will be honored with games, performances and slide presentations.

The week's activities will culminate in a Mass at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the school auditorium. After the service, a spaghetti dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12.

Arthur Slade is at 120 Dorsey Road. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 766-7130.

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Black history will come to life when master storyteller Len Cabral presents "Stories of Color From Around the World," 7 p.m. Tuesday at the North County library, 1010 Eastway.

Using mime, poetry and song, Cabral invites the audience to become part of stories culled from folklore, fables and original stories of his own family.

Open to ages 6 through adult, the program is free. Registration is not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information, call 222-7371.

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The Oakwood Parent Involvement Center has announced its February schedule of free classes and seminars.

The center, in Oakwood Elementary School on Manor Drive, provides assistance to parents of children in county public and private schools.

The seminars are:

* "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday. Dr. Joanne Gardner, a psychologist with the county school system, will discuss new research about the disorder with parents and teachers. A question-and-answer period will follow.

* "Parenting Young Children," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23. This six-part series continues with parent involvement specialist Pat Barton, who will discuss raising young children and understanding their development, based on the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).

* "Parenting For Success For Korean Speaking Families," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 14, 21. Jae Hi An, parent liaison at the center, presents this three-part series in both Korean and English.

* "Family Computer Fun Night," 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 8. Parent liaison Debbie Wetzel introduces parents and students to the computer systems used in the county schools.

* "Parent-Child Communication: Understanding Types, Part 1," 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 15. Presented by Dr. Brenda Hurbanis, administrative trainee at Freetown and High Point Elementary schools, and Pat Barton, this three-part series continues March 1 and 8.

* "Infant and Toddlers Parent Support Group for Young Parents," 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 15. Dr. Frances Hunt offers insights into raising a child with special needs. For information or to register, call 222-6911.

* "Teaching Your Child Respect," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 22. Special education resource teacher, Cindy Heslin will conduct this seminar.

* "Reading To Students: Why, How, and What," 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 28. Anita Turner, reading-language arts resource teacher, will discuss the best kinds of literature for young readers.

Information: 222-6429.

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Spend a cold January's night dining and dancing at the Church of the Good Shepherd annual Winter Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday in the church hall, 1451 Furnace Ave.

Admission is $10 per person and includes a chicken dinner, beer and set-ups. Music is by the Esquires.

Information: Mike Houck at 766-0330 or Leo Brukiewa at 766-1102.

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There may not be baseball in Camden Yards, but the Greater Glen Burnie Junior Sports League promises action on the diamond for those who still play for the love of the game.

To kick off the spring youth baseball and softball season, the league is having a bull and oyster roast from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 10 at Michael's Eighth Avenue.

The $20 admission includes a menu of pit beef, oysters, clams, salads, cold cuts, desserts, beverages and beer. Music will be provided by Music Pak DJs.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the league general fund.

Information: Karen Brucksch at 768-2937, or Karry Holbrook at 987-4961.

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