High school chess tournament planned Saturday at North County


January 15, 1996|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

STUDENTS from all over Anne Arundel County will be at North County High School Saturday to take part in the ninth annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament.

The tournament, which will follow rules used in statewide high school competition, will take place at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria.

The entry fee is $9.

Trophies will be awarded to the top four individuals and to the leading player in each class.

The school is at 10 E. First Ave. Information: 222-6970.


Attention parents of 4-year-olds: The North County High School Child Development Program has a few openings in its afternoon preschool class.

This class meets from 11:05 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Children take part in activities designed to increase their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. The only cost is a $20 snack fee.

If you are interested in having your child attend this program, stop by the North County High School office and fill out an application or call 222-6970.


Shake off the midwinter blahs at the eight-week step-training course being offered by the county Department of Recreation and Parks at Belle Grove Elementary School.

This cardio-training class uses a step bench to give overall body fitness and is designed specifically for participants looking for a nondance format.

Classes will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 22. The school is at 4502 Belle Grove Road.

Steps are provided. The registration fee is $45.50.

Space is limited, so call 222-7313 now to register.


The Belle Grove Improvement Association would like to thank all its neighbors who decorated and lighted their houses as part of the annual decorating contest. A winner was picked from every street in the community.

The winners are:

* The Johnson family, 212 W. Meadow Road;

* The Hynson family, 118 Edgevale Road;

* The Novak family, 125 Hilltop Road;

* The Koeher family, 326 W. Arundel Road;

* The Kuseck family, 219 W. Arden Road;

* The Vaise family, 203 Riverview Road;

* The Phoebus family, 405 Fifth Ave.;

* The Hart family, 315 Grove Park;

* The Palmisano family, 409 Old Riverside Road;

* The Weber family, 764 Old Riverside Road;

* The Sank family, 762 Old Riverside Road (the family also received the grand prize).

All winners were awarded trophies.

Honorable-mention certificates were awarded to: 148 W. Meadow Road, 116 Edgevale Road, 335 W. Arundel Road, 322 W. Arden Road, 207 Riverview Road, and 427 and 429 Fifth Ave.


The Tuesday meeting of the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association has been canceled because of the weather. The next meeting will be held Feb. 20.


The Arundel Improvement Association Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services (CASOS) will meet at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

The brown-bag lunch meeting, at AIA Hall, 705 Cross St., will include discussion of this year's events.

All Anne Arundel residents who are 55 or older are invited to become members of CASOS. Information: 789-2192.

* CASOS will sponsor bingo at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at AIA Hall to benefit the seniors program.


Harbor Hospital news: The annual Partners in Ministry prayer breakfast, sponsored by the Pastoral Care Division, will take place in the hospital cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The event is open to the public and will feature a speaker and singers. Registration is required; call Mel Miller at 347-3487.

* A new Caregivers Support Group will meet Thursday in the hospital's third-floor conference room.

This group gives those who provide for the safety, physical and mental well-being of a person with an illness an outlet to share problems and concerns and to discuss solutions.

Participants will learn about community resources as well as stress management and coping strategies.

The group will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Information: 347-3330.


Country-western line-dance lessons for beginners will be held Sundays, beginning next week, at the Polish Home in Curtis Bay.

Dick Benjes, a member of the Dancin' Cowpokes and the National Teachers Association of Country Western Dance, will conduct the lessons.

The classes will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. Partners are not necessary.

The Polish Home is at 4416 Fairhaven Ave. For more information, call Mr. Benjes, 522-0522, or Bernie Simon, 859-4433.

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