Health Fest offers free screenings, wellness displays


September 20, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE ENTIRE family is invited to the Linthicum Health Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School (formerly Andover High School), 415 Andover Road. North Arundel Hospital will offer health screenings, wellness displays and educational material.

Free health screenings will be offered for cholesterol, colon cancer, glaucoma, blood pressure, hearing, pulmonary function/pulse oximetry and diabetes (participants must fast eight hours for the diabetes screening).

Information will be available on magnet therapy, women's health, smoking cessation, tai chi, acupuncture, chiropractic care, dentistry, nutrition, skin and hair care, exercise, hip and knee replacement, meditation and intuitive counseling and family-centered birth and midwifery.

Health representatives and community businesses will talk about herb therapy, iridology, acupuncture, massage therapy and gemology.

The following community organizations will help sell food and beverages: Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, Rotary Club of Linthicum, Linthicum Lions Club, American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3850, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts, St. Philip Neri Church, Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, Pascal Senior Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake, North Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Annapolis Crisis Control and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Information: 410-684-2546.

Artist graduates

Andover High School graduate Art Zoller-Wagner has graduated with a master's degree in visual arts from Vermont College of Norwich University. His parents, John and Honnie Wagner of Linthicum, presented his diploma to him. An art exhibition was part of the graduation.

Zoller-Wagner has taught art to adults, college students, teen-agers and children. Although he teaches classes for the community arts council in Pella, Iowa, his most challenging job was as an artist in residence in a federal prison.

He grew up in Linthicum, where he met his wife, Jo-Anne Zoller-Wagner, daughter of Harry and Betty Zoller and a faculty member at Central University in Pella.

Community association

The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association starts a new year with a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Morgan Road and 14th Avenue. Bill Badger, vice president of the Economic Development Corp., will speak. The group will discuss the proposed upgrade of the Ritchie Highway Shopping Center at 16th Avenue and Ritchie Highway.

The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association invites homeowners to help it safeguard the neighborhood. Annual dues are $5 a family.

The association is sponsoring its community yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn Park. The rain date is Oct. 3.

Information: Woody Bowen at 410-636-0352.

Church events

Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, will hold ia craft show and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Tables may be rented for $10.

For reservations: Nancy Hopkins, 410-789-1337 or 410-789-2422.

Ferndale United Methodist Church is sponsoring a fashion show, auction and luncheon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at the LaFontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $18.50 and include a buffet lunch.

Reservations: 410-761-2880 from 9 a.m. to noon or 410-863-0566.

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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