Family Fun on Friday at the pool


July 16, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BRING NOODLES to the second Family Fun Night at the Hampstead pool from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Noodles, the popular foam swimming toys, are essential for a series of water races planned by Heather King, pool manager.

Family Fun Night includes 50-cent hot dogs and plenty of prizes for everyone. Every swimmer will leave with a pile of candy, courtesy of pool management.

The first Family Fun Night last month was deemed a success. Lots of wet-and-wild contests were held. About 20 children dived for pennies and quarters. The children could exchange the quarters for snowballs at the concession stand.

In another contest, parents and children tossed water balloons. There was the predictable wet and splashy finish.

There were spontaneous races by lifeguards and organized races for children. There was a surprise friendly bombardment of water balloons -- between lifeguards and swimmers.

The pool is at 948 Sugar Maple St., off Sycamore Street. Members are admitted free; guests are charged $2.

By the way, the last two-week session of Red Cross swimming lessons will be held at the pool from Monday to July 31. Placement testing will be held Saturday.

Lesson groups are small and individualized, and are taught by Heather King and Holly Carswell. Cost is $30.

Information: 410-374-4665.

Adventure Fair

Trinity United Church of Christ in Manchester will hold "Adventure Fair," a vacation Bible school for children ages 2 to 13, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 25.

"Children will meet new friends, sing songs, learn about Jesus as a child in different places in the Bible, plus have a lot of fun, play games, and do crafts," said Joan Waugh, who has taught vacation Bible school for several years.

The program is open to children from all area churches. Trinity is at 3229 York St.

For the summer, worship and children's Sunday school at Trinity begin at 9 a.m. Sundays.

Information: 410-374-2727 or Joan Waugh at 410-374-1768.

Bingo night at senior center

The North Carroll Senior Center sponsors bingo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

The center will sell barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks.

Information: 410-239-6400, 410-374-2602.

Music in the park

Sunday in the Park, a free concert and spiritual ministry, will be presented by the Pentecostal Church of Hampstead at 6 p.m. July 27 in Hampstead Town Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Information: 410-374-6362.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/16/97


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