Skateboard program set at libraries


October 17, 1997|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A SKATEBOARD veteran of two years, Sam Dalgliesh visited Mount Airy branch library Wednesday evening for "Skateboarding How-to!"

The program was taught by Scott Everly of M-Pire Skateboards of Westminster and was designed to teach children about the sport, including safety tips and equipment.

Eight-year-old Sam skateboards several times a week around his Mount Airy home and has learned to flip the skateboard.

At the insistence of his mother, Pamela, Sam always wears a helmet and hasn't had any serious accidents.

M-Pire Skateboards will present this program at all county libraries this fall.

The goal is to promote the sport in a positive, safe way, while encouraging children to use the library's resources to learn more about skateboarding.

After skateboarding for a year, Jonathan Kanagy has mastered tricks such as grinding on curbs. The Mount Airy Middle School student attended Wednesday's program in hopes of picking up new tips.

Self-esteem program

Mount Airy Elementary students enrolled in Ann Horner's "Free the Horses: A Self-esteem Adventure" are learning how to replace "stormy" feelings with "clear, bright thoughts." They're learning about the spiral of success and why it's OK to make mistakes and how to learn from them.

This is the sixth year that the school's guidance counselor has offered the program to students in first through fifth grades.

The 20-lesson curriculum, conducted in small groups, helps students develop more confidence in themselves and in their abilities to set and reach goals.

The program was developed in response to a needs-assessment survey conducted at the school.

Students are selected to attend the program primarily by parent request, although teachers can identify students they think would benefit from the classes.

Fruit and candy sale

It seems a little early to be thinking about holiday shopping, but for those of you looking for gifts, place your order with South Carroll Band Boosters for Christmas candy or fresh fruit.

South Carroll High School Band has begun its annual holiday sale of Wolfgang chocolates and fresh oranges and grapefruit.

L The items will be available for sale the next several weeks.

Delivery is expected in mid-December.

Information: Debbie Paulsgrove at 410-781-6391, Roxanne Hempell at 301-607-9251 or Cindy Patterson at 410-795-8195.

Bingo event

Bonanza Bingo will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Gold Star Post 191, Prospect Road, Mount Airy.

Doors will open at noon, and the Legion Auxiliary will serve a turkey dinner at 12: 45 p.m.

Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance. Admission includes dinner and cards for 34 paper bingo games.

Extra cards and other games will be available.

No one under age 16 will be admitted.

Information: Dick Baker at 410-795-6444.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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