Calvary to honor ex-program director

Neighbors

January 08, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MEMBERS OF Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, will hold "An Evening with Tom" to honor Tom Mitchell, former director of programs at Calvary, for his years of service.

Everyone is invited to the program at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the sanctuary. The evening will begin with music and fellowship followed by refreshments and a social hour in the auditorium.

A Memory Book is being compiled from Tom's Calvary family, including church members and friends, youth group and Sunday school members, the bell choir and church volunteers who knew Tom or worked with him.

Those attending are asked to write something they remember about their association with Tom or about his involvement at Calvary and take it that evening to be included in the book. A money tree will be available, and a nursery will be provided for small children.

Those who cannot attend but would like to share a memory should send remembrances to Virginia Norwood, P.O. Box 181, Mount Airy 21771, before Jan. 16.

Those who plan to attend are asked to sign the sheet at the church outside the office door with the number attending or call Elizabeth Brown at 301-829-0749, Norma Lee Dennis at 301-829-0104, Betty Ifert at 301-829-1362 or Jeff Taylor at 301-829-1977.

PTA meeting

Mount Airy Elementary's PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria. In addition to a brief meeting, the PTA will have as a guest presenter Rosanna Bryson, from Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland. Bryson is a crisis intervention therapist and will discuss child safety issues.

Information: 301-829-1515.

Fitness class offered

Woodbine Recreation Council will offer a fitness class featuring aerobics, workout and toning for adults. Classes will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning next week.

The fitness classes will be held in the Mount Airy Elementary School cafeteria. Information and registration: instructor Carole Asbury, 410-489-7277.

Tai chi program

Instructor Toni Minkel, in cooperation with Woodbine Recreation Council, will teach tai chi classes for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Two eight-week programs, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., will begin Tuesday at Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave.

Tai chi is designed to develop coordination, balance and flexibility through harmonious motion and gentle exercise. It can improve posture, muscle tone and help relieve stress. Information: Toni Minkel, 301-829-2348.

Gymnastics registration

Basic USAG instruction for students ages 4 to 14 will be held at Twin Ridge Elementary in Mount Airy. This eight-week program, sponsored by Frederick County Parks and Recreation, will give students instruction on floor, bars, beam, spring board/vault, dance and strength training and form emphasis.

Classes will be held from 4: 30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. for 4- to 6-year-olds, and from 5: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. for 7- to 14-year-olds beginning Wednesday. Cost is $45. Classes will be taught by Phil Brudner, who has more than 20 years' experience.

Information: 301-831-6665.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 1/08/99

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