Reopening signals approach of autumn


August 20, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THOUGH IT'S still technically summer, local groups are busy planning fall events.

The Niftee Thriftee Shop of Magothy United Methodist Church will reopen for another season, freshly stocked with used merchandise at 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Regular hours for the shop are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

A great group of volunteers has been busy over the summer, getting everything ready for shoppers, said Renee Heck, shop volunteer.

Donations of clothes and household items can be dropped off at the shop's doorway anytime. Arrangements for receiving larger loads can be made in advance. The shop will not take heavy furniture.

The shop is at 3703 Mountain Road, directly across from the church, in front of the Eastern District Police Station.

Information: Heck, 410-437-0776, or Carolyn VanDyke, 410-255-5220.

Drug abuse programs

County police are holding a free six-session Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) parent program at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, beginning Sept. 7.

The session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Officer Jane Cox and guest instructors from the DARE unit.

The emphasis will be on helping parents get along better with children, helping youngsters to cope with peer pressure, identifying signs of potential substance abuse and violence or the threat of violence in the community.

Session dates and topics are:

Sept. 7: Effective communication.

Sept. 14: Drug abuse prevention for up to age 8.

Sept. 21: Drug abuse prevention and intervention for children age 9 through adolescence.

Sept. 28: Peer pressure and learning resistance skills.

Oct. 5: Strategies for preventing violence and learning conflict resolution skills.

Oct. 12: Panel discussion.

Refreshments will be served. No child care will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded during each session. Participants can register for a grand prize to be awarded at the last session.

Information: Cox, 410-222-3425.

MOMS club meeting

The MOMS Club of Pasadena/Severna Park will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Community Center at Woods in Severna Park.

The group will discuss next month's open house event.

The monthly meetings are free and membership is not necessary to attend.

The club is a part of the nonprofit international MOMS organization. In addition to twice- weekly play group sessions, the club plans local field trips, gets involved in community service projects, and has a monthly moms night out at a member's home.

Information: Catherine Moore, 410-384-7347.

Fall craft fair

Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, is gearing up for its fall craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11, on the church grounds.

Craft artisans can rent space for $15.

Information: Lois Smith, 410-355-4115 or Ginny Williams, 410-255-1927.

Pasadena Council meeting

The Greater Pasadena Council will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at the Eastern District Police Station on Mountain Road.

Walter Hall, from the county Board of Education, will speak on school renovations. Bill Bryan from the county Planning and Code Enforcement Department also will speak.

The meeting is open to all community residents.

Information: 410-437-4695.

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