Savage Senior Center offering variety of programs this month


January 02, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TIME FOR the annual ritual of hope: New Year's resolutions.

Enjoying the holidays with good food, friends and family, we pause to reflect on last year's blessings -- and how to better our lives in the new year.

Our neighborhood offers a number of opportunities for betterment.

At the Savage Senior Center this month, Edith Bennett and her staff present line dancing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to a country music beat.

For those who like more formal exercise, a class is offered from 9: 15 a.m. to 10: 15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For the creative, the center offers "Sit and Stitch" from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Among other offerings this month is a program on finances, presented by Madeline Green of the Howard County Extension Service, at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday; a two-part showing of the movie "Gone With the Wind" at 10: 30 a.m. Jan. 13 and 15; podiatric care at 11 a.m. Jan. 14; and blood pressure screening at 11 a.m. Jan. 30.

For directions, transportation information or the menu for weekday lunches, call Bennett at 410-880-5915.

Learning everything

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks presents an eclectic mix of programs this year.

Where else can a novice learn to play the bagpipes, become a better parent -- and work off holiday pounds?

Highland bagpipe lessons by Lesley Seplaki are offered Tuesday nights, beginning Jan. 20, at Hammond High School.

Patricia Pinto teaches a six-week course in "Parent Effectiveness Training" beginning Feb. 4 at Hammond.

And Laurel Woods Elementary is the site of aerobics classes Tuesday and Thursday nights, beginning next week. Classes are available once or twice weekly.

Information: 410-313-7275.

Geography bee

Hammond Elementary School's geography bee is intended to encourage better understanding of the world in which we live.

Ten finalists will compete Tuesday.

Good luck to Bradley Abt, Lindsay Conway, Michael Feighner, Jack Goodman, Michael Hassett, Ricky Huggins, Michael Krason, Catherine Morgan, Aaron Soloman and Andrew Zavage.

Magical chemistry

Chemistry students at Atholton High School are at it again.

This month, these wizard apprentices take over the Savage library with displays of the astonishing properties of matter.

Last year, the group taught children how to make "gak," a green substance with a propensity to astound and alarm adults.

What's in store this year is a secret, but parents are urged to register soon. This program is filled quickly.

Registration opens at 1 p.m. Jan. 20. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 27.

Call the Savage children's librarians at 410-880-5978.

Other programs at the Savage library include Signed Storytime -- storytelling accompanied by sign language, presented by Kathy Pongor -- at 7 p.m. Jan. 12; and a celebration of the anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk -- the model for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" -- at 4 p.m. Jan. 14.

Registration is not required.

Information: 410-880-5978.

Pub Date: 1/02/98

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