Nothing confusing about maze in cornfield: It's a trail of fun


September 11, 1997|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AN A-MAIZE-INGLY big event is growing in western Howard County.

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has cut a maze into a cornfield at the Western Regional Park on Route 97 in Glenwood.

The organizers invite you to accept the challenge of this "corn-fusing" 6.7-acre maze from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

The maze -- designed by Riemer Muegge & Associates Inc. -- is a "living labyrinth of winding passages and blind alleys that will appeal to the game player in all of us," according to Recreation and Parks officials.

A Harvest Happening -- entertainment, seasonal foods, scarecrow-making, children's activities, games and hayrides -- will complement the maze.

Admission is $5 at the gate; $3.50 for groups of 15 or more. The children's maze is $1.

Information or tickets: 410-313-7275.

Ice cream at Lisbon

It's ice cream social time at Lisbon Elementary School.

Lisbon's Parent Teacher Association will hold an ice cream party for students, their families and staff from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the school.

Ice cream is 50 cents a scoop.

Organizers ask each family to bring one new school supply for distribution to schoolchildren. The Lisbon Lion will accept donations.

Information: 410-313-5506.

A casual evening

If you are looking for a casual evening of dancing and socializing, the Glenelg Bands and Marching Unit Parent Boosters have your ticket.

From 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 4, the group will gather at the Catonsville Elks Lodge for its Fall Dance, featuring Barry Enzman's band Cashmere. $15-a-person tickets include beer, wine, sodas, pretzels and chips.

This year, the adults-only dance is scheduled earlier.

Information or reservations: Betsy Ford at 410-489-4852.

Guarding women's health

On Sept. 23, Howard County General Hospital brings "Focus on Women's Health" to its Wellness Center at Inwood Village Center, in Glenwood.

To make an appointment for a $25 Women's Health Check, call 410-489-7844.

A personalized health assessment, a biochemical profile and complete blood count, a follicle stimulating hormone test to determine if menopause is beginning and a thyroid stimulating hormone evaluation to check thyroid function will be available.

There will be free activities at the Wellness Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On a first-come, first-served basis, participants can have a body fat analysis, learn techniques for breast self-examination, learn about healthy snacks, have a blood-pressure test and have height and weight measured.

Information: 410-489-7844.

Clarksville's contingent

Bob, Sue, Jonathan and Jeremy Kraeuter; Renee and Alan Brown; Lawrence Walker; Tim, Marty and Pat Winters; and Zach Tropf traveled July 30 to the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Virginia.

The group from Clarksville's Boy Scout Troop 737 enjoyed a sunny day with 35,000 other Scouts in uniform from all over our country -- and from other countries.

The Scouts watched sky-diving demonstrations and took part in activities such as snorkeling and rappelling.

F-15 jets flying low preceded a speech to the Scouts by President Clinton.

Seniors' busy schedule

Seniors at the Western Howard County Senior Center, on Route 97 in Glenwood, started the month with a first Wednesday potluck luncheon and line dancing.

Crafts, AgeWell classes, massages, fitness classes and drop-in bridge are planned this month. September.

In October, seniors will enjoy a picnic.

Seniors may drop in for flu shots Oct. 3 and travel to Olney for a visit to the FDR Living Museum and lunch at a restaurant.

They share lunch at the center nearly every day.

Director Betty Frey can arrange transportation to the center for you.

Information: 410-313-5440.

A six-night motor coach Florida Winter Get-Away is planned Feb. 20 to 26. Prices range from $389 to $599, including some meals and admission to two theme parks.

Information or reservations: June Gordon, 410-489-4841.

Pub Date: 9/11/97

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