Wellness Day at college to offer advice

NEIGHBORS

March 06, 1995|By CINDY PARR

Because spring is just around the corner, I have started contemplating the focus of my cleaning efforts.

Unfortunately, I have many areas of my home that I need to attack, but there is only so much vim and vigor I can muster.

I guess at this point, the best plan would be to pick those problem places that I ignore for weeks and in some cases months.

The children's playroom is at the top of my most recent list, followed by window washing, touch-up painting and dry cleaning the drapes.

I am exhausted just thinking about this ritual.

Lucky for me, before embarking on such a mission, I can test the state of my health at Wellness Day, which will be held Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Decker College Center Forum at Western Maryland College.

If you want to "Beat The Rat Race," which is this year's theme, stop and seek the advice of some of Carroll County's health experts on a variety of topics.

The Carroll County Health Department will give free hearing, vision and blood pressure screenings.

Learn about nutrition and massage therapy, and watch Professor Larry Wu demonstrate the art of Tai Chi Chuan.

Professor Wu will explain the benefits of this Chinese form of meditation and relaxation at noon in Ensor Lounge.

Acupuncturist Jim Thomas, of the Center for Healing Arts, will discuss alternative medicine and demonstrate motion therapy at 12:30 p.m.

Student skits at 1 p.m. will focus on preventing acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Information: Bonnie Bosley, coordinator of medical services, /^ 857-2700.

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Carroll County Farm Museum will introduce the "One-Room Schoolhouse" as a new exhibit this season.

The one-room schoolhouse, which will be located in the resident Log Cabin, will serve as a visual reminder for those who had the experience of being educated in such an environment.

The schoolhouse is furnished with a pot-bellied stove, a schoolmaster's desk, slate boards, and vintage school books, desks and benches.

The Farm Museum is accepting donations of specific items that Carroll County residents may have pertaining to a one-room schoolhouse.

Some suggestions for display items include wall maps, globes, school registers, wood and tin pencil boxes, a picture of George Washington, old school photos, school desks, slates and a school bell.

If you have any of these items and wish to donate them to the museum for the exhibit, call 876-2667 or 848-7775.

If you like the glitz and sparkle of Atlantic City, you won't want to miss Thursday's bus trip to Merv Griffin's Resort Casino in Atlantic City sponsored by Century 21, Charles J. Plunkert real estate agency in Westminster.

Tickets are $25, and $13 in coins will be returned to travelers once they arrive at the casino.

This is one of several trips that will be scheduled throughout the year in conjunction with Century 21 International to raise money for the Easter Seals fund.

Reservations and money are due by tomorrow.

Information: call 876-1477.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about agriculture but were afraid to ask can be answered this weekend at Cranberry Mall.

Annual Ag Days will convene Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will include about 50 exhibitors from the agriculture and business communities.

Displays will show not only how farmers produce food, but also how they work to protect land and water.

Several activities will be planned both days. They include an ice cream churning contest, toy tractor pull, 4-H fashion show, a stick pony show and country line dancing.

Information: Bob Shirley, 848-4611.

As a footnote to Ag Days at the mall, the Carroll County Health Department will be on hand both days to offer adult immunizations for tetanus-diphtheria.

Vaccinations will be given from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Follow the signs when you enter the mall.

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