Teens can meet and roll at Upperco skating rink


August 26, 1998|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE TRADITION OF skating at Sportman's Hall Roller Skating Center begins anew Sept. 11, with a Friday night skate to attract the school-age set.

Friday nights have long been the time for teens to meet and roll on the wooden rink in Upperco.

The rink is open from 7: 30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 plus $1.50 for skate rental. The rental has been the same price for more than a decade, said 78-year-old Harry W. Morfoot, known as the man who spins the top tunes from a booth overlooking the rink.

Morfoot built his rink in 1959, and rebuilt it -- rather than retire -- after an arsonist destroyed the building in 1992. It took more than four years to reopen.

Saturday and Sunday skating is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., for $5 admission and $1.50 skate rental. Afternoons are a good time for children who don't skate well and families with youngsters, he said.

Wednesday and Sunday evenings are when most adults skate, Morfoot said.

Friday night seems to be for the school-age crowd, he said.

Morfoot offers church groups of six or more a half-price rate the first Monday of the month, or $3 admission plus $1.50 skate rental. Call to arrange church group events.

The rink is open throughout the school year, until late June. In July and August, the people who run the rink and snack bar take a well-deserved break.

Information: 410-239-3697.

Art workshops

Three one-day art workshops and several classes are offered this fall by members of Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa.

A workshop for beginning watercolor at the adult level will be taught by Ann Faust Baron, who is also a member of Carroll County Artists Guild. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24.

Children ages 5 to 7 who would like to begin sewing may choose from two workshops with Lavada Norko. Sewing for children is offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Embroidery techniques for children is offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19.

Adults intrigued with colored pencil drawing may sign up for a class that meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 7, taught by Charlotte Yealey. She also will teach pastel drawing for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 18.

Manchester artist Suzanne Mancha, known for teaching and exhibitions, offers beginner watercolor from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21. Mancha also belongs to Carroll County Artists Guild.

Portrait drawing will be taught by William Albanese from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 8.

Children ages 9 to 14 might enjoy drawing with DeDe Sorensen from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17.

A three-day course with Margery Erickson will focus on introducing weaving techniques. The class meets at Erickson's studio from 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7.

Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention.

Classes, except weaving, meet at Hanover Area Arts Guild. Advance registration is required. Fees and materials are discussed during registration.

Information: 717-632-2521.

Crab feast

Tickets are on sale for the crab feast Sept. 20 sponsored by Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St.

Tickets must be purchased before Sept. 9 and are available at the fire house with a phone call to arrange pickup. Tickets also can be purchased at the fire house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Salerno's will cater the event again this year. The menu includes steamed crabs, pit beef, chicken, corn, salads, beer and soda.

The feast is served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by dancing to music by DJ Blaine from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Information and tickets: 410-374-2424.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 8/26/98

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