No summer break for one Brooklyn Heights group

NEIGHBORS

July 11, 1999|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IF ANYONE needs to be convinced that community activism is alive and well in Brooklyn Park, they need only to stop by the next meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Improvement Association. The BHIA will meet at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Brooklyn Park library.

The association has decided to meet during the summer to enable members to continue to work on improving the community. The main topics will be the recent town meeting that was held with County Councilman Pamela G. Beidle and the community's aim to be designated a HotSpot community.

Association President Joe Collini said the initiative would be an important step. "Some of the problems with crime, trash and noise will be solved only by the efforts of many; the community residents, and county and state leaders," said Collini.

Collini said that to receive approval for the state crime-prevention initiative, the community must meet stringent requirements. "We need to demonstrate that we have developed a strategy to combat crime, have community mobilization, policing, probation, maintenance and youth prevention and coordination. We need to get moving on this," he said.

All residents are welcome to attend. There will be an opportunity for an open discussion of community concerns.

Information: Joe Collini: 410-636-8020

Keeping fit

County senior citizens can learn how to "keep fit while they sit" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brooklyn Park Senior Nutrition Site.

Exercise instructor Betty Rudolph will demonstrate activities to improve circulation, respiratory functions, muscle strength, flexibility and tone.

The Brooklyn Park Senior Nutrition Site is in the Arundel Village Plaza, 5503A Ritchie Highway.

Information: 410-222-4464.

Church activities

Resurrection Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. July 26 to 30 at the church, 601 Hammonds Lane. The theme will be the "Great Bibleland Dig," and children of all faiths are welcome to attend.

Information or registration: 410-789-0415.

The vacation Bible school at St. John United Methodist Church will be held from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. tomorrow through Friday. Classes for children and adults will be available. The church is at 6019 Belle Grove Road.

Information: 410-636-2578.

Townsend Avenue Baptist Church's vacation Bible school will be held from 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 45 p.m. tomorrow through Friday. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. The theme is "Hiking the Heights." Participants will learn about mountain life and the teachings of Jesus Christ. All sessions will include lessons, singing, crafts, games and refreshments. The church is at Fifth Street and Townsend Avenue.

Information or registration: 410-355-0347.

Flea market

The Unity Day Committee of St. John United Methodist Church will sponsor a flea market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 at Lloyd Keaser Center, 5757 Belle Grove Road. The cost to rent a space is $10. The cost to rent a space with a table is $15. All proceeds from table rentals will be used to support the church Unity Day program.

Information or to rent a table: Evangeline Prince, 410-789-4601.

Stop smoking

Smokers who are interested in kicking the habit can take part in Harbor Hospital's smoking- cessation class. The class will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, July 20 to Aug. 24.

Information or registration: 410-354-9655.

Whale program

The National Aquarium's Whale Program will make a stop at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooklyn branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The library is at 300 E. Patapsco Ave.

Information: 410-396-1120.

Pub Date: 7/11/99

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