Daylight-saving warning: Don't be late

Neighbors

April 02, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Daylight-saving time arrives this weekend. Normally, this just briefly complicates my life. It usually takes me a few weeks to get every clock, timer and VCR to stop flashing the incorrect time. Dinner is usually an hour late, and my internal alarm clock gets me up an hour early to listen to the birds sing.

But this year, we have the added complication of a holiday to prepare for. While Easter lacks the hoopla of Christmas, quite a bit is going on.

Add the one-hour time difference and you're playing catch-up all day.

Have a happy Easter, and turn your clocks forward an hour, Pasadena.

Support for Mom

A new chapter of the Moms Club, a national support group for stay-at-home moms, will have its first meeting at 10 a.m. April 16 at the Severna Park library on McKinsey Road.

The first Moms Club was started in 1983 in Simi Valley, Calif., by stay-at-home mother Mary James and her friends.

A chapter in Glen Burnie was started in 1994 by Lisa Gilmer and has been a big hit.

Spokeswoman Karen Sider said staying at home to raise children is a fulfilling, full-time job, and that the Moms Club lets mothers get together in a supportive atmosphere.

The new chapter will offer enriching activities for mothers and their kids, such as Play-Doh parties, craft activities and local field trips.

They also sponsor play groups and baby-sitting cooperatives, and perform service projects in the community.

There is no age limit for children attending the daytime meetings with their mothers. Many of the mothers have kids in school and at home, so most of the activities are geared to children under 5.

Information: Paula Tibert, 410-439-4603.

Fashion show, dance

Look at fabulous spring and summer fashions for women and men of all sizes this month at a fashion show and dance sponsored by the auxiliary of the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company.

The event will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 17 in the fire hall, on Mountain Road near Lake Shore Drive.

Women's fashions will be provided by the Fashion Bug, men's by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Included in the cost is a cold buffet supper, with homemade salads, beer, soda and setups, and music by a disc jockey.

Information: 410-360-6857 or 410-437-0215.

At the carwash

Get your car clean at a donation carwash sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 1706 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Mobil gas station in Lake Shore Plaza on Mountain Road. Proceeds will help with troop camping expenses.

Bingo party

The Friends of Fort Smallwood Elementary are sponsoring a Longaberger basket bingo on April 25 at the Riviera Beach fire hall, 8506 Fort Smallwood Road.

The doors will open at noon, and bingo will start at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Twenty bingo games, two specials, two raffles and door prizes are included. Snacks, baked goods and beverages will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Smallwood PTA.

Information: 410-437-0418; 410-255-6090; 410-255-6832.

School flea market

Turn your attic, closet or garage trash into cash next month at an outdoor flea market sponsored by the Sunset Elementary PTA on the school grounds, 8572 Fort Smallwood Road.

The flea market will be held from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. May 1. The rain date is May 22. Spaces are $10 each. No tables are available, but you can bring one.

Proceeds will benefit PTA projects at the school.

Information: Christi Lucas, 410-437-6971.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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