Summer Reading Club begins Monday


June 04, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY Public Library's annual Summer Reading Club will begin Monday and continue until Aug. 7.

This year's Summer Reading Club is a cooperative program in which 12 Maryland library systems are participating.

All children are eligible to join, whether they are read to or read independently, and each club member can enter weekly drawings to win prizes. Children may register and receive a Reading Log between Monday and Aug. 7, and all reading club members and their families are invited to a celebration at the Carroll County Farm Museum Aug. 7.

Children may register for the program at any branch of the Carroll County Public Library or on the Bookmobile. Names of all club members will be sent to their schools in the fall to recognize their participation.

Children of all ages can begin the summer with activities, including face-painting and making hula skirts, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. They will also have a chance to meet the Baltimore Orioles bird mascot from 1 to 2 p.m. that day, so bring your camera. No registration is required.

The Mount Airy Public Library is at 705 Ridge Ave. Information: 410-795-1010 or 301-829-5290.

Youth bowling program

Registration is under way for the Mount Airy Summer Youth Bowling Program for ages 5 to 16. Participants can begin on Tuesday or Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mount Airy Bowling Lanes on Center Street.

Each team will consist of four bowlers, and the fee is $5.50 per day for three games of bowling and shoe rental. To register, call 301-829-0710.

Karate classes forming

Karate classes will be held at Winfield Elementary each Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 8 and ending Aug. 26. Classes for ages 7 to 11 will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at a cost of $79. Classes for ages 12 and up will be held from 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. at a cost of $99.

A 10 percent discount will be given for an additional child in the same family, and a 20 percent family discount will be offered.

Classes are open to all skill levels age 7 through adult. Class participants will be taught by black-belt instructors under the direction of fifth-degree black belt Carl S. Minkel, chief instructor of the Taekwondo-Arnis Academy.

For students ages 12 and up, the class will emphasize practical self-defense.

No uniform is required for beginners.

Those interested can register the first night of class, and checks should be made payable to the Winfield Recreation Council. Information: 301-829-2348.

Blood drive at St. James

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church, 202 N. Main St. in Mount Airy.

Information: 301-829-0928.

Senior center events

The Mount Airy Senior Center will have registration for mammograms at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

This registration is for mammograms that will be given July 7.

Additional information about the screening will be available at registration.

The Senior Center is at 703 Ridge Ave. Information: Debra Shindle, center manager, 301-829-2407 or 410-795-1017..

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

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