With the Memorial Day holiday weekend just a few days away, all too quickly we'll be marching into that glorious month of brides, dads and grads. Lots of local loose ends to tie, but there's still much to do.
Save Our Streams Stony Creek Volunteer Group is looking for a few good hands to help clean up a local stream from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. The site scheduled for cleaning is in the Eli Cove section of Stony Creek in Greenhaven.
Volunteers will remove trash, old appliances, tires and other debris that has collected in the stream over the years. Come prepared to get wet and dirty. Wear heavy pants, a long-sleeved shirt and boots, and bring gloves.
On-street parking is available on Cyril Avenue, just off Outing Avenue.
For more details, call 969-0116.
Bring the family to Sunset Elementary PTA's annual Children's Fair. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, rain or shine on the school grounds, 8572 Fort Smallwood Road.
There will be games, prizes, grab bags, face painting and food for the kiddies. Parents can enjoy shopping for handmade crafts and homemade baked goodies.
The entire family can enjoy a band concert at 11:30 a.m. featuring students from High Point, Riviera Beach, and Sunset elementaries. Other entertainment will be provided by the George Fox Performing Arts Troupe, Buckle Bear and the Crash Test Dummies. There also will be karate demonstrations and displays from the county and state police.
For more details, call the school at 222-6478.
An exciting spring weekend is in store for visitors to Downs Park.
Ranger Dennis Cloutier will lead the annual Marie Bailey Memorial Spring Wildflower Walk tomorrow at 2 p.m. Ms. Bailey was a longtime volunteer who served as the park's unofficial expert on wild flora. "She will be with us in spirit as we search the trails for lyre-leafed sage and lady-slippers," said Mr. Cloutier.
At noon Sunday, you can check out the annual Chevy car and truck show put on by the Bay Country Region Chevy Club. More than 75 restored vintage vehicles will be on display. Watson Bridge will perform.
At 5 p.m., the Volunteers, an Army band, will kick off the 1995 Bayside Concert Series.
Pack a picnic supper, grab a blanket or lawn chairs and join the crowd for the start of the summer music season.
For information on park events, call 222-6230.
Twenty-nine members of Chesapeake High School's theater group will be inducted into the International Thespian Society on Wednesday. The group is an honor society for high school students interested in theater arts.
"We are extremely happy to have formed a new chapter of ITS at Chesapeake High School," said Vicky Weedon, group director.
Getting into the ITS is not easy.
"Students had to participate in at least two productions and accumulate points in staging, business, or acting," she said. "During our productions, almost 50 teen-agers worked long hours on all aspects of the theater, learning responsibility, cooperation and team work."
Leading Wednesday's ceremony will be officers from Old Mill High School Thespian Society and Dick Bright, OMHS director of theater arts.
The Chesapeake students being inducted are: Katy Agro, Brian Arce, Sara Barbacow, Angela Beasley, John Bloand, Vollin Borawick, Brandy Burkhardt, Mike Capps, Randy Clifford, Jon Dowling, Brian Griffiths, Vikky Harding, Libby Horstman, Rich Hoska, Tabitha Jones, Cherie Kesselring, Mick Kipke, Margaret Madero, Lee Papa, Rob Pope, Mandy Quevedo, Mike Quevedo, Mandy Rittmeyer, Danielle Russell, Christina Santoni, Brittany Schilling, Amanda Sawyer, Chrissy Weedon, and Jennifer Weedon.
Congratulations to these fine teens and their families.
For more information, call Mrs. Weedon at 255-4722.