Farewell to holidays, hello to fitness


January 09, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A FEW DRIED pine needles, some mangled candle stubs and tinsel-encrusted dust bunnies are all that remain of the holiday season.

Now it's time to act on those resolutions to lose weight, eat more healthful foods and exercise more often. And the county Department of Recreation and Parks is offering winter fitness programs in Pasadena to help you get started.

Adults can sign up for evening aerobics classes at Northeast High School, learn country line dancing at George Fox Middle School or join a co-ed recreational volleyball program at Riviera Beach Elementary School.

Baby boomers can be involved twice a week in the dance program at George Fox Middle School.

Children can learn more about gymnastics through an expanded program of classes for ages 3 to 15 Saturdays at Riviera Beach Elementary. Ninjas in grades two through nine can learn karate at the school.

The department's program guide includes registration forms. Copies are available at branch libraries or from the department.

Information: 410-222-7313.

Sportfishing group

The weather might keep members of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group on dry land for a while, but nothing can keep them from talking about the hobby that they love.

Join them at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall, 7549 Solley Road.

Tim Sherman, a free-lance outdoor writer, will discuss fishing opportunities in Ocean City.

"Tim will be sharing tips and hints for shore-bound anglers fishing the Route 50 bridge, the inlet jetty, and the beach," said Dave Nolan, group spokesman.

Also planned are door prizes, an auction, a prize table and a 50/50 raffle. Food and beverages will be sold by Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department. The dinner special will be Salisbury steak platter. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (410-439-3473) or www.heyfish.- com.

Fruit sale

Add a little Florida sunshine to your winter menu by placing a fruit order with the East Anne Arundel Lions Club this month.

Navel oranges, honeybell citrus and red grapefruits are available.

Orders must be placed by Sunday. Pickup will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road.

Orders: 410-255-7207, 410-255-1128 or 410-255-1783.

Worship service added

Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Fort Smallwood Road has added an alternative service to its schedule at 10: 45 a.m. Sunday.

"Our new service especially appeals to young adults and children who may be intimidated by the rituals of church," said Nancy Quasney, church spokeswoman.

The service will feature contemporary and traditional music by a variety of musicians with words projected on overhead screens in an informal atmosphere, Quasney said.

The services also will include dramas and skits.

"Everyone is welcomed," Quasney said.

The Rev. Robert Stevens, the pastor, said the new service is an outreach to the community.

A traditional service will be offered at 8 a.m.

Information: 410-255-4141.

Pub Date: 1/09/98

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