Amid wintry chill, children give Christmas toys a warm reception


January 02, 1998|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHILE THOSE "white Christmas" fanatics may have been complaining, I think it would have taken a real Scrooge not to be delighted at the sight of children, warmed only by jackets, playing outside with their new toys this week.

It took just a couple of spills for my granddaughter, Allie, to master her new 10-speed bicycle.

Remember how weird it felt the first time you tried to brake a bicycle with your hands and not your feet?

Hatton-Regester bricks

As the installation of gardens proceeds in the park known as Hatton-Regester Green, alongside the B&A Trail in Old Severna Park, curving paths of red-brick paving stones are being put down.

Residents can buy those bricks for $100 each as a way to help finance the project. The bricks will be inscribed with the buyer's choice of name, date or message, up to 15 characters.

The bricks are available through the Friends of the B&A Trail, a nonprofit organization whose members work to improve and maintain the trail and its facilities.

Purchase forms are available at the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce office, the Severna Park branch library, the ranger station at Earleigh Heights Road or by calling Stan Lebar at 410-987-1130.

Red Cross blood drive

The Red Cross plans a blood drive at the fellowship hall of Severna Park United Methodist Church from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. To schedule an appointment, call 410-315-9893.

Adult classes at church

Severna Park United Methodist Church is ready to present its Winter Academy of adult classes.

Sunday morning classes will include discussions of the Bible and issues of faith.

In late January, classes about forgiveness and about United Methodist history and beliefs will be held Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

A course on basic life support will cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid for choking. The two-day course is open to adults and children.

Information: 410-987-7900.

Newcomers Club

If you're new to the area or looking for something interesting to do, you'll find some possibilities at the Severna Park Newcomers Club.

The club's monthly general meeting is usually a luncheon, but in January it's high tea at the Wild Orchid Cafe in Eastport.

The social hour begins at 11: 30 a.m. Jan. 21, with tea at noon.

Linda Davis, owner of the cafe, will discuss the British tradition.

Deadline for reservations is Jan. 12. Information: 410-647-6518.

Pub Date: 1/02/98

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