Youth sets karate mark


September 05, 1996|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOTS OF CHILDREN take karate lessons. Some even stick with it long enough to move up one or two degrees, earning more than one belt.

But a young Severna Park resident has set a record at the Kick Connection in Pasadena. Five days before his seventh birthday on Aug. 29, Gregory Aiken became the club's youngest black belt. He earned eight belts to get to this level.

Gregory, the son of Jerry and Sandy Aiken, began lessons at age 3 and has won 40 trophies.

The second-grader at Calvary Baptist Academy hopes to take his karate prowess to the 1997 Junior Olympics.

Jaycees to help

Severna Park Jaycees roll up their sleeves Sept. 14 for a day of yard work and maintenance chores for the elderly and disabled clients of Partners in Care.

President Janet Munro is chairwoman of the event.

Information on Partners in Care: 553-8054. Jaycees information: 257-5326.

Chamber's fall schedule

Now settled in its convenient new headquarters at 1 Holly Ave. in Old Severna Park, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of tTC Commerce has set a busy schedule for the fall.

A free home-selling seminar sponsored by McColough & Associates Inc. (Help-U-Sell of Severna Park), is planned for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the headquarters.

Information: 544-8500.

The chamber will present a workshop on the effects of employment discrimination laws on employers from 8 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at the county fire headquarters training academy in Millersville.

Questions will be answered by Vicki Snyder of the state Commission on Human Relations; John Gray, a law professor and arbitrator; Michael Wilsman, a lawyer; and Del. Robert H. Kittleman of Howard County.

Information: 544-7800.

The chamber's women in business group will present "Looking Good in the '90s" with Dr. Charles F. Converse at noon Sept. 20 at the Magic Dish restaurant.

The cost is $14 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Call Linda Zahn, 647-3900.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening will speak at the chamber's general membership luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Busch's Chesapeake Inn.

The cost is $18 for members and $22 for nonmembers. Call 647-3900.

Pub Date: 9/05/96

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