Shun routine, sample spring

Neighbors

March 27, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE SIRENS of spring are calling us to abandon daily routines and get outside, whether for a lunchtime walk or an impromptu visit to a local park to recharge our emotional batteries.

We in the Pasadena area are fortunate to have two beautiful county parks -- Lake Waterford and Downs -- along with an abundance of smaller, community-supported recreational areas to visit.

One of the oldest community recreation areas, in Riviera Beach, will be the site of a fund-raiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, sponsored by the Riviera Community Improvement Association.

A family fun day is planned at the association's playground area, bordered by Dale, Greenway, Garden and Meadow roads. RCIA spokesman Lee Archibald said a flea market, food, bingo, trombola and kids' games will be included.

Spaces in the flea market are $10 each.

"We are also seeking volunteers, young and old, to help us at the event," Archibald said.

For information, call Archibald at 410-255-0158, Cass Gorski at 410-437-4721 or event chairman Lee Espegren at 410-255-6506.

Easter Bunny

Another recreational gem is Lake Waterford Park at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Pasadena Road. Park rangers are getting ready for the Easter event for kids, the Hop Along the Bunny Trail, open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4. The rain date is April 5.

The Easter Bunny and his helpers will decorate the trail with candy and prizes for young visitors. Don't forget to bring a basket or bag to hold goodies.

For the little ones in the family, ages 2 and under, who might be unable to walk the entire trail, the Easter Bunny is to bring along a giant basket filled with candy and prizes.

The cost is $2 per child, and parents enter free.

The Easter Bunny will also be available for snapshots with your kids, so bring your own camera.

Information: 410-222-6248.

Walking program

The Tick Neck Travelers, North Arundel Hospital's self-paced walking program, will begin another session with an opening day celebration in the Oriole style at 8 a.m. Monday at Tick Neck Park.

There will be a baseball trivia contest with Orioles tickets for prizes.

The program is free. New or returning walkers can register at the park Monday or call the hospital's public relations office.

Registered walkers receive a log book to record miles walked and will receive health information mailings throughout the year.

Information: 410-787-4246.

All-night bingo

The Auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring an all-night bingo party April 3 at the fire hall. The games begin at 6 p.m.

Several game packages are available, with prices ranging from $26 to $42.50 a person.

Food, refreshments and baked goods will be on sale.

Information: 410-360-6857 or 410-315-8166 (after 6 p.m.).

Coffeehouse

This is a correction of an item in last week's column.

Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is sponsoring a coffeehouse, featuring the music of Otis Stroup and Friends, from 7: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Tickets are $6 each.

A bake sale will be held at intermission.

All proceeds will be donated to the Arundel House of Hope, a multidenominational project for homeless North County men.

Information: 410-647-3090.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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