Forest Ridge PTA health fair could use some expert assistance


March 28, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AN OPPORTUNITY to make a difference: The PTA of Forest Ridge Elementary School will sponsor a health fair from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. April 23 at the school.

Among the services to be offered are fingerprinting and blood pressure screening,demonstrations on fire safety, good nutrition, sports and other health-related matters.

Any health care, fitness or safety professional is welcome to help at the fair.

Information: Sheila Abrams at (301) 953-7625 or Maribeth Donohue at (301) 490-5621.


In other news from Forest Ridge, Matthew Donahue, Jennifer Bonczar, Monica Machado and Brent Dorman all won first prize in different categories in the PTA-sponsored Reflections program. Matthew's picture, "Future City," won first prize at the county level. Now, it will be submitted in the state competition.

Holy Week

At Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, there will be no Mass today, Good Friday. But the sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Veneration of the Cross will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Hispanic Stations of the Cross will be at 9 p.m.

At noon tomorrow, Holy Saturday, the church will follow a Polish custom, the blessing of food baskets containing parts of Easter dinner. An Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 5: 30 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses will be at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. (a Hispanic Mass).

Young at church

The following members of Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church have received First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation this month. These youngsters have studied all year to prepare to accept these special sacraments.

They are Sarah Abrams, Ali Ames, Andy Cusick, Brie Cusick, Jonathan Dennis, Kayla Greenway, Jennifer Jeffers, Bobby Jones, Alice Kane, Nicole Kelley, Alexander Knocke, Kaylee LePore, Robert Minnick, Tyler McGehee, Christopher Murphy, Stephan Parkhurst, Brian Patelunas, Danielle Stumpff and Heather Wilson.

Also, Laura Ames, Frankie Anastasio, Jessica Bess, Joseph DeFrank, Blake Dunn, Katie Faudale, Trevor Hunter, Kelley Lachut, Jason Midkiff, Robert Minnick, Becky Mohnasky, Christy Norris, Jonathan Peczkowski, Danielle Rau, Julia Reynold, David Rissling-Venit, Shane Rodriquez, Bernadette Scovitch, Kimberly Surrette and Nicole Topasna.

Author at library

Children's science author and library grandparent Wauneta Wine brings her unique view of the world to the Savage library in a program called "That Plant Has Hair! The Wacky Ways of Plants" at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Wine will show really icky plants to giggling children in the meeting room. No registration is required for the program.

Offerings for seniors

At the Savage Senior Center Wednesday, Joetta Cramm will present "Savage Through the Centuries" at 1 p.m. One-man variety show Ed Laneheart will bring his humor and musical accompaniment to the center from 10: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17. There is a $1 activity fee for the show.

Registration: (410) 880-5915.

Volunteers needed

Howard County has recently purchased acreage south of Route 108 along the Middle Patuxent River. The county is trying to revive the Middle Patuxent Valley Association to promote environmental issues, coordinate volunteers for continuing and special projects and to offer insight into Department of Recreation and Parks programs in the area.

Those interested in joining this group may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108 in Ellicott City.

Pub Date: 3/28/97

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