Savage Volunteer Fire Company offering weekly bingo games

NEIGHBORS

January 05, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THURSDAY NIGHT, the sounds of "Bingo!" will be heard as the Savage Volunteer Fire Company and its Ladies Auxiliary offer the game again. Light refreshments will be provided by Maynard Wines and Donald Redmond, who are on kitchen duty that night.

Ladies Auxiliary members Jean Anne Wines and Jan Foster will guide participants in more than 30 games, including early bird play. Come early for good seats.

Bingo receipts from the weekly Thursday games help cover the cost of running the fire company.

New Baptist pastor

After months of searching, First Baptist Church of Savage has found a new pastor. Paul Viswasam began in the full-time post last week. Until recently, he served on a part-time basis. He and his wife, Chelly, have made quite an impression on the congregation.

The church also has announced an eight-week Sunday series called "What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Trusting Christ When Life Gets Confusing." It will begin Feb. 18. For information, call the church office at (301) 725-3944 and ask for Ellen Gosnell.

Math exam winner

Jeremy Miller, an eighth-grader at Patuxent Valley Middle School, won first place in Howard County's American Junior High Math Examination. That makes Jeremy the top math student in the county. He won a chance to compete against a tougher crew by taking the American High School Math examination in the spring.

Dancing for exercise

If you resolved to exercise more this year, why not try dancing? The county Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring two classes in country line dancing this winter.

The six-week classes, at Patuxent Valley Middle School, will be taught by Kathy and Jerry Opela. Instruction will begin at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Jan. 22. The cost is $35.

The department also offers ballroom dancing. Vince Arillo will guide couples through the foxtrot, waltz and rumba Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 31 at Patuxent Valley Middle School and Friday evenings beginning Feb. 2 at Forest Ridge Elementary School. The six-week course costs $56 per couple.

To really get moving, take up tap dancing at Hammond High School on Friday evenings beginning Feb. 2. This six-week course costs $46 per person.

For information, call the Department of Recreation and Parks at (410) 313-4658.

Third time lucky?

Hammond High's winter concert was canceled not once but twice because of inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's auditorium. The concert is free.

Hammond happenings

Gayle Allen, a seventh-grade teacher at Hammond Middle School, coordinated a luncheon for grandparents just before the winter break. Students and their significant elders shared life stories. It was a good way to teach a bit of history in a relaxed forum.

Yesterday, the eighth-graders at Hammond were visited by the Baltimore Spirit soccer team, whose members stressed the importance of staying in school, studing hard and bearing down to take tests.

The visit was coordinated by the Office of Student Services.

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