Leisure expo to showcase activities for residents

NEIGHBORS

September 05, 1995|By SHERRY GRAHAM

Most of us are familiar with the concept of one-stop shopping, but have you ever tried the idea for all your leisure activities?

On Saturday, Carrolltown Center will sponsor its first Sign Up Time and Leisure Expo in the mall from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will give area residents the chance to learn what the local community has to offer in neighborhood-based activities.

Representatives from organizations such as the Carroll County Department of Parks and Recreation, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Carroll Carvers and the Freedom Area Recreation Council (FARC) will answer questions and take registration for programs and athletic leagues.

FARC will take registration for these programs at the Leisure Expo: drama classes, Stepping Stars dance classes, Arnis Tae-kwon-do and the Kidsspeak French classes. For information on any of these programs call: 549-6296.

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For parents who have struggled with any aspect of raising children, Springfield Presbyterian Church in Sykesville is offering some help and advice.

A six-week adult education program, "Helping Parents Maintain a Healthy Perspective," may offer solutions to some common parental worries.

The program is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday..

Springfield Presbyterian Church is at 7300 Spout Hill Road in Sykesville.

Church school classes for all ages, as well as a nursery program for ages 2 and under, will be offered simultaneously with the adult classes.

Information: Karen Stinson 549-3912 or church office at 795-6152.

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Now that school is back in full swing, middle and high school students will be looking for activities to satisfy their community service graduation requirement. E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries Inc.'s CROP walk is a fun way to earn some of those credit hours.

The sixth annual River Road CROP walk is scheduled Oct. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. Walkers will begin their 10-kilometer stroll at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in downtown Sykesville and follow River Road as it winds toward Route 32 in Howard County.

CROP is an acronym for Church Rural Overseas Project, which was begun after World War II in response to hunger in Europe.

Twenty-five percent of the money raised through the walk will remain in Carroll County and will be used by E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries Inc. to help the needy in our area.

Walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Sponsor sheets are available through area schools and churches or by calling Carol Deal at 549-1180.

Students who complete the walk will receive community service credit. Extra time can be earned by turning in money and completed pledge sheets on the day of the walk.

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