Brooklyn Heights United Methodist extends Bible school invitation

NEIGHBORS

August 04, 1996|By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

"COME FOLLOW Jesus" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School this week at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave.

Classes are scheduled from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow through Friday. Everyone age 2 and older is invited to take part in the fun and fellowship throughout the week.

Church office hours in summer are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Information: 789-3688.

Required immunization

The county public schools open in three weeks. Students entering kindergarten through fourth grades and sixth through 10th grades must have proof that they have had two measles shots and one dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after their first birthday.

If the school has not received proof of this immunization by the beginning of the school year, the child will not be allowed to enter school.

The county Health Department and the school system have scheduled extended hours at immunization clinics.

Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27 for immunizations. No fee will be charged. Parents should bring their child's immunization records with them.

Information: 222-6620.

High school registration

All high school-age students new to the area are asked to to schedule an appointment for registration at North County High School as soon as possible. Summer office hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: 222-6970.

Crab feast

Tickets are still available for the Arundel Improvement Association's annual crab feast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the AIA Hall, 705 Cross St.

In addition to hot, steamed crabs, there will be crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, salads, beer and soda. Entertainment will be provided by the "M&Ms." Tickets are $20 through today and $23 after that. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Information: 789-2192

Practice

The Brooklyn Park Broncos football teams and cheerleaders will begin practice at 6 p.m. Monday at the home field behind the former Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School on Hammonds Lane. Anyone who has not registered, but is interested in joining this organization, still can register. Registration fees are $50 for football, $50 for cheerleaders ages 7 to 14 and $20 for cheerleaders ages 4 to 6. Information 636-4297.

Harbor Hospital Center

Harbor Hospital Center officials want to call attention to a statement from the American Academy of Pediatricians outlining strategies to help prevent drowning, a major cause of childhood injury and death.

To safeguard children against swimming-pool drowning, AAP urges parents to install a four-sided fence that isolates a backyard pool from the rest of the yard.

Giving children age 4 and younger swimming lessons does not make them drown-proof. Parents are urged to never leave young children alone in bathtubs, spas or wading pools.

Parents should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and keep a telephone and emergency equipment by the pool.

Children ages 5 to 12 should be taught to swim, but should never swim without adult supervision. They should use approved flotation devices when on a boat or when playing near water. They should be taught why jumping or diving into lakes, creeks, rivers and reservoirs can be dangerous.

Adolescents should be counseled about the dangers of substance abuse and swimming, diving or boating. They should learn CPR and about playing it safe.

Pub Date: 8/04/96

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