Therapist to discuss disabilities with students


April 04, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CARA STEWART, an occupational therapist, author and mother of three, will visit students at St. Jane Frances School and talk to them about being disabled and getting along with the handicapped. She'll be there at 9 a.m. Thursday, for grades one to three and at 10 a.m. for grades four to eight.

"Mrs. Stewart was named Baltimore's Disabled Professional Woman of the Year in 1990 on the basis of her many accomplishments since a 1974 auto accident left her disabled at age 15," said Rene Hammond, school spokeswoman.

The program will include information on spinal cord injuries; timed block-building competitions among students using reachers, not hands; a question and answer period; and an introduction to American Sign Language.

Parents are welcome to attend the Home School Association-sponsored assembly.

Information: 410-255-4750.

Scouts to hold dinner

Boy Scout Troop 770 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Shore fire hall, on Mountain Road.

The menu will also include salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Children 6 and younger eat free with a paying adult. Carryout will be available.

Scoutmaster Albert Granofsky said the proceeds will help pay for the troop's summer camp week at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation in Pennsylvania.

Tickets or information: 410-255-1575.

Fishing contest April 12

It's not too late for youngsters to sign up for the Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Waterford Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Apr. 12.

The derby will feature a fishing contest with prizes for the top three anglers in three groups: ages 4 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. Bait will be provided. Contestants also will get a chance to test their skills by aiming for the bull's eye at the casting range.

Registration and a $2 fee are required by Sunday.

The Pasadena Sportfishing Group and the Friends of Lake Waterford Park are sponsoring the event. Information: 410-222-6248.

March for Parks planned

To celebrate Earth Day, the Friends of Downs Park will coordinate a March for Parks April 18-20 at Downs Park.

Marchers raise funds by collecting sponsors. They may walk at their own pace and start any time that weekend.

The money collected will be used for projects at Downs Park, including the playground scheduled to open this month.

A March for Parks cotton baseball cap will be awarded to all marchers who raise more than $100.

Sponsor sheets are available at the park gatehouse and information center. Information: 410-222-6230.

Pub Date: 4/04/97

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