Churches will offer summer programs for children


June 08, 1999|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AH, THE last week of school. We could hardly wait for the last day. No more teachers. No more homework. No more sitting at our desks. And then it was summer. So what was one of our favorite summertime games? We played school.

Local churches recognize that summertime school can be fun and have organized some popular programs for area youngsters. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church and Community United Methodist Church in Crofton have joined to present an Ecumenical Vacation Bible School program called Son Castle Faire. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade will step back in time to explore their talents in a setting of royalty and castles.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 21 through 25 at Prince of Peace Presbyterian.

Information: Cheryl Shoots at 410-721-4988.

First Baptist Church of Crofton also is presenting Vacation Bible School.

Its program will be held 9 a.m. to noon July 12 to 16. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the church on Crofton Parkway.

Information: 410-721-2790.

Planting for the hungry

The Anne Arundel County Food Bank is joining a nationwide movement called Plant a Row for the Hungry.

The food bank is asking you to plant an extra row in your garden and donate the excess harvest to the Food Bank.

Last year, food bank members, such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries, served more than 84,000 people in the county, many of them children, the elderly and men and women working to support families on minimum-wage jobs.

Home-grown produce can help feed a lot of hungry people and make meals more flavorful and nutritious. Food bank donation drop-off sites are throughout the county.

Information and a list of drop-off sites: 410-923-4255.

Arundel alumni to meet

The Arundel Alumni Association will meet tonight in the Arundel High School cafeteria.

All alumni of Arundel High are invited to attend to learn more about activities being planned to celebrate the school's 75th anniversary. The meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Several events are planned. On July 20, Arundel Night will be held at a Bowie Baysox game. On Sept. 9, halftime of the Arundel-Glen Burnie football game will feature the association, with recognition for such categories as oldest living alumnus, oldest living teacher and family with the most generations of alumni.

A 75th anniversary exhibit is being planned for the high school. A gala anniversary event will close out festivities.

Information: Art Lisowsky, 888-293-6096.

Sarah's Run

Registration is being held for the second Sarah's Run, a 5-kilometer run and 3-kilometer walk that will begin at 8 a.m. June 26.

The 3.1-mile race course is fast and flat on the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, beginning and ending in the parking lot behind Marley Station mall. Awards will be given to the first three male and female finishers, and three deep in 10-year age divisions.

All runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt and will be eligible for random prize drawings, including a grand prize of a week at a Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach condominium donated by Travel Advantage Network. Refreshments will be provided at a post-race party.

Registration is $15 before June 16 and $20 on race day. Children ages 5 to 12 will be registered for $10. Children younger than 5 are free, but no T-shirts will be provided.

Packet pickup and race-day registration will begin at 6: 30 a.m. behind J.C. Penney.

Proceeds will benefit Sarah's House, a partnership of the Army, Anne Arundel County government and Catholic Charities to provide housing and support services for homeless families and individuals.

Information: Dave Cooley, 410-377-8882.

Pub Date: 6/08/99

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