Great Annual Turtle Race to crawl off in Riviera Beach


July 09, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AFTER SPENDING several days hibernating inside air-conditioned homes, offices, stores and cars, trying to avoid succumbing to this week's heat wave, we all need a break. I really don't know what's worse, enforced togetherness with your bored family or melting like the Wicked Witch of the North into a soggy pile.

Keep your cool if you can, Pasadena.

Turtle derby

The aquatic reptiles will be off and running tomorrow in the Great Annual Turtle Race sponsored by the Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Highway, on the library parking lot.

Heats begin at 10 a.m.

The race is open to turtles of all sizes and owners of prekindergarten age through eighth grade. The rain date is July 24. Entries can be made in person or by telephone.

Information: 410-222-6285.

Downs Park concert

Grab a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic supper and head on down to Downs Park on Sunday evening for a family-style show that should please all ages.

Performing at Sunday's Bayside Concert, beginning at 6 p.m., will be Billy B.

The first hour of the concert will feature tunes familiar to children, with the second providing music for the family.

Admission to the concert is free, but a park entry fee of $4 a car will be charged.

No alcohol is permitted in the park. Bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates are not permitted in the concert area. Leashed pets are restricted in the concert area.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Fishing enthusiasts

The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will have its monthly meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall, 7549 Solley Road.

Guest speaker will be David Byrd, captain of the charter boat Jen-Tre II out of Chesapeake Beach. Byrd will be sharing techniques for catching croakers and chumming for rockfish.

Meetings are free and open to anglers of all ages. Membership also is free.

Orchard Beach Fire Company volunteers will begin selling food and beverages at 6 p.m.

No smoking is permitted in the fire hall.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (410-439-3474) or visit on the Web.

Business mixer

The Pasadena Business Association is sponsoring a Batter Up business mixer with food July 21 at Rip's Park Place, and a Bowie Baysox baseball game at nearby Prince George's Stadium.

The mixer begins at 4: 30 p.m. with a picnic and trade fair. The picnic will feature all-you-can-eat barbecued chicken, grilled burgers and hot dogs, salads, fruit wagon, desserts, sodas, lemonade, ice tea and a cash bar. Food will be available 4: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m.

Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m, with the game beginning at 7: 05 p.m. Seating is unreserved.

Tickets are $15 for association members and guests, $10 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 are free.

Deadline for ordering tickets is Wednesday.

Information: 410-987-4887.

Study skills workshop

Diane Holmes, High Point Elementary School guidance counselor, is sponsoring a series of workshops on study skills for pupils entering grades two though five next month at the school on Duvall Highway.

The pupils will review skills for studying and doing homework more effectively.

Workshops are scheduled by grade. Grade two will attend Aug. 16; grade three Aug. 17; grades four and five Aug. 18. All workshops will be from 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those attending should bring a bag lunch and drink.

Advance registration is required.

Information: 410-222-6454.

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