Springfield Hospital Center to recognize student employees


August 11, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPRINGFIELD Hospital Center is more than a facility providing mental health services -- it is an active and vital member of the southern Carroll County community.

During the summer months, Springfield employs many students in various departments including dietary, groundskeeping, housekeeping, maintenance, nursing, rehabilitation, social work and the museum.

From 2: 30 p.m. to 4: 20 p.m. Friday, Springfield will recognize 77 summer student employees at a reception in their honor in the facility's Administration Building.

Paula Langmead, superintendent of the facility, will address the students to acknowledge their contribution to the hospital and its patients.

Information: 410-795-2100, Ext. 3693.

Photo exhibit

The Museum at Springfield Hospital Center will exhibit photographs by the Jones sisters Aug. 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.

Ida, Frances and Elsie Jones were residents of Sykesville during the early part of this century and maintained an art studio in town. The sisters were known for their photographs of historical places in Maryland, still-life flowers and rural scenery, which they hand-colored with oil paints.

The Jones sisters used their photographs to teach area residents about history, and they once published a volume of historic homes.

The museum is a continuing exhibit that depicts the history of Springfield through photos, narrative and other artifacts.

The museum is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.

Safety seminars

Springfield Hospital Center will offer two seminars focusing on safety.

On Sept. 16, a seminar sponsored by Citizens Against Crime will provide personal safety education, crime-prevention programs and safety products.

The seminar is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will use humor and role playing by professionally trained speakers.

A women's self-defense program will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The program will address ways to minimize risk of attack and measures to take if attacked.

Practical advice will be given on such subjects as where to walk and park, listing your phone number, dog ownership, carrying a purse, and when or if to resist attack.

Registration is required for both programs. Call 410-795-2100, Ext. 3713, by Sept. 2 for the first seminar and by Oct. 2 for the second program.

Kids' Club

The monthly Kids' Club meets from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. today in Center Court of Carrolltown Center.

Today's program features music with "Bernie and DeSales" and is primarily designed for children ages 3 to 5.

The program is free and open to all.

Information: 410-781-7070.

Piney Run Park

With the start of school just around the corner, summer is winding down just a little. Because August is traditionally a big vacation month, this might be the time to catch some of the programs at Piney Run Park.

On Friday, members of the Westminster Astronomical Society will inform and entertain with an evening of stargazing at the park. A slide show presented in the Nature Center beginning at 7: 30 p.m. will help to orient gazers to the night sky.

High-powered telescopes will be set up next to the tennis courts with experts willing to explain what you see. Blankets, snacks and lawn chairs are encouraged.

An optional camp-over will also take place followed by breakfast Saturday morning. Only those interested in camping must register; the cost is $5 per person.

On Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m., a park naturalist will lead a stream search with investigations of crawfish, salamanders and aquatic insect larvae. Identification and learning how the presence of different species can help indicate water quality will be discussed.

All ages are welcome; children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.

Information: 410-795-6043.

There's still time to learn to sail before the summer fades away.

One-day sailing lessons are offered for ages 16 and older (younger than 16 with an adult) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Sept. 7 and Sept. 12.

This is a great way for beginners to "get their feet wet" and learn some basic skills of sailing.

Most of the day will be spent in Sunfish-type boats on the water with a minimum amount of formal instruction.

The park will supply boats and life jackets. Sailors are required to bring sunglasses with a string, bag lunch, sun protection, clothes and footwear that can get wet.

Cost is $35 per person or two for $60, with registration required.

Information or registration: 410-795-6474.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 8/11/98

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