Churches plan community health fairs


October 23, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PASADENA CAN get healthy this weekend, or at least learn more about healthful living, at two community health fairs.

Tomorrow, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, will be host of a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds. This program is part of the congregation's two-month celebration of its new facility.

North Arundel Hospital staffers will offer blood pressure screenings and other health checks. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on hand and residents are urged to donate blood.

The county Police Department and sheriff's office will distribute anti-drug and crime information. A children's fingerprinting booth will also be setup.

The new church building, to be consecrated Nov. 29, will be open to visitors.

Information: 410-255-1070.

On Sunday, Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, will hold its first Church and Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Arundel Hospital will provide free health screenings for cholesterol, colon cancer, glaucoma, pulmonary function, pulse, oxygen level, diabetes and more.

Personnel from the Fiore Chiropractic Clinic will offer free computerized spinal muscle and nerve analysis.

Other displays and demonstrations will be featured, including joint replacement, breast and cervical cancer, dental health for adults and children, and a Shaklee display.

For children, there will be face painting, finger puppets, bicycle safety demonstrations with free bicycle registrations and identification engraving (so bring your bike), the Eddie Eagle program, McGruff the Crime Dog, and more.

Information: 410-766-0637 or 410-647-3090.

Safe fall festival

Pasadena families are invited to the Pasadena Fall Festival, sponsored by the New Hope Community Church, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 30. The outdoor event will be held on the common grounds in the Elizabeth's Landing community off Fort Smallwood Road.

Blythe Hull, church spokesman, said that in addition to games, rides and food, the festival will offer parents a safe alternative to trick or treating.

Admission is a bag of wrapped candies per child, up to three bags per family.

Information: 410-255-6814.

Races for all ages

The Annapolis Striders and the county Recreation and Parks Department invite runners to the 10th annual Downs Park 5-mile race starting at 8: 30 a.m. Nov. 7.

The race, formerly known as the Hog Neck Scamper, will use the mostly flat trails in and around Downs Park.

A one-mile fun run will begin the day's races at 8: 05 a.m., followed by a 100-yard tot trot for children 6 and younger at 8: 20 a.m.

Entry fee for the 5-miler are $3 for Annapolis Strider members and $4 for nonmembers in advance; $5 at the race day fTC registration from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The fun run and tot trot are free. Ribbons will be awarded to all children participating.

All 5-mile runners will receive T-shirts.

Hams and plaques will be awarded to the first overall male and female race winners.

The first two finishers in male and female age categories will receive plaques.

Refreshments will be offered to all racers.

Information: Annapolis Striders hot line, 410-268-1165 or Mike Busch, 410-222-7300.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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