Fitness classes will help burn off chocolate

NEIGHBORS

March 30, 1997|By Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I HOPE everyone enjoys the chocolates they receive today. I'm not a chocolate person myself, and my children prefer licorice and Sweet-tarts. Still, I wound up melting more than 20 pounds of the stuff to make eggs and molded candies for friends and relatives this Easter.

Once you start something like this, it becomes a tradition, and everyone comes to expect homemade candies for Easter. But, it is fun. So if you received homemade chocolates as a present, be sure to thank that person -- or thank them again. They probably poured their time and heart into your candy.

Shaping up

Speaking of chocolate: Need to get back in shape? Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is offered several fitness courses.

Fat Burner Aerobics, a fitness program that conditions the cardiovascular system and tones and strengthens muscle groups, will take place from 6: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 8, at the old Brooklyn Park High School on Hammonds Lane. Also being offered at the school is Bio-Aerobics, Tone & Firm, exercise designed to strengthen and tone muscle groups and improve body appearance. These classes will be 7: 45 p.m. to 8: 45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 8.

Step Aerobics, a cardio-training class that uses a step bench to attain overall body fitness, will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning April 7, at Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road. The cost is $47.50 for eight weeks.

Information: 410-956-1084.

Flea market

North County High School PTSA will sponsor its annual Spring Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school, 10 E. First Ave. Early birds will be admitted at 8: 30 a.m. for a $2 donation. The PTA will be offering doughnuts, baked goods, hot dogs, soup, tuna croissants, soda and coffee. Come enjoy the day and find those special bargains.

1962 graduates sought

Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1962 is searching for alumni to attend a class reunion. Plans are for a celebration from 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 at Michael's Eighth Avenue. Tickets or information: 410-987-9210 or 410-684-3144.

Pub Date: 3/30/97

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