Amid a blizzard-beset winter, promise of spring sports beckons


January 19, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNDS OF slowly melting, graying ice, slushy roads and cars crusted with salt remind us that we are still recovering from the battle with the "Bliz." Even though forecasters warn us that it is early in the winter, there is a ray of hope on the horizon. Spring sports sign-ups begin this weekend.

Can spring be far behind?

Families can drop by Sunset Elementary on Fort Smallwood Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10 for one-stop registration for the Greater Riviera Recreation Council's spring leagues.

For busy families, evening sign-ups have been scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7.

Seven groups will be participating in the GRRC sign-up, Elmer Hohman, the council's president, said. Most will accept player sign-ups on all dates. A few will limit registration dates. Copies of birth certificates are required for registration. Late registrations may be subject to a penalty.

* Buccaneers Lacrosse, open to boys ages 6 to 14 and girls 8 to 15. The fee is $40; for each additional child in the same family (up to four), $20. Registration will be accepted Jan. 27, Jan. 31, Feb. 3 and Feb. 7.

For information, call 255-0093.

* Havenwood Little League and Girls Softball, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 18. The registration fees is $30; for each additional child in the same family, $5.

For Little League information, call 255-7229, or 255-8087. For softball information, call 437-9318.

* Pasadena Clinic League, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 7, for coach-pitch and T-ball. Boys', girls' and combined teams will be available for coach-pitch baseball. The fee is $30 per player, $40 per family.

For information, call 760-7275, or 360-9080.

* Riviera Little League, open to boys ages 8 to 18. The fee is $35; for additional family members, $10 each.

For information, call 255-8144, or 255-8430.

* Riviera Girls Softball League, open to girls ages 7 to 15. The fee is $35; for the first additional family member, $10; for other additional family members, $5. Participation in the raffle ticket fund-raiser is required.

0 For information, call 360-0536, or 789-6342.

Family programs offered

If you or your family can't wait until the spring thaw to get moving, check out the latest programs offered by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.

You can get into shape, learn to line-dance or play volleyball. For children, there are classes in gymnastics and karate and after-school fun and games. And you don't have to leave the 21122 ZIP code.

The department's winter program guide, listing programs and including registration forms, is available at county libraries. For general program information, call 222-7313.

Line-dancing classes

Country line dancing for beginners will be taught at Jacobsville Elementary and at Riviera Beach Elementary this winter.

Michael and Ronnie Marchand will teach a class from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting next week.

Joe and Leona Lavin will teach line dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Riviera Beach Elementary

Advanced beginners and intermediate line dancers can polish up their steps and learn the latest dances in the Country Line Dance II class, which will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Jacobsville Elementary.

The cost is $35 for the 10-week program. Partners are not necessary.

Volleyball for adults

Recreational volleyball games for adults will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Riviera Beach Elementary.

Games are organized on a pickup basis. The fee is $35.

High Point programs

Youngsters at High Point Elementary can join in free after-school recreation activities beginning Jan. 30.

Students in grades three to five can attend from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Children in first and second grades will meet on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Budding gymnasts can choose from three classes being offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday afternoons at Bodkin Elementary, starting Feb. 1.

Classes are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Enrollment is limited. The fee is $35.

Lacrosse bull roast

Tickets are available for the second bull roast sponsored by Chesapeake High School Men's Lacrosse. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 10 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

The cost is $22. The roast will include open pit beef, Texas barbecue, hot and cold platters, refreshments and a cash bar.

A5 To order tickets, call Sharon Morell at 437-4827.

Night at the Races

American Legion Post 277 on Carbide Road is sponsoring a Night at the Races from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 3 at the post home. Food will be served from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $7.

To order tickets or for information, call Art Barnes at 544-4852 or Ashby Jenkins at 255-1058.

National Book Week

The Mountain Road library will celebrate National Book Week next week by offering free crafts to readers in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The library is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

4( For more information, call 222-6699.

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