Hampstead Pool gets ready to jump right into summertime


June 07, 2000|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPLASH THROUGH summer at Hampstead Municipal Pool on Sugar Maple Street off Sycamore Street.

The pool opened Memorial Day weekend and will begin its summer schedule Friday. The pool will be open from noon to 7:30 p.m. daily.

Pool manager Heather Semiesand many lifeguards have returned to teach swimming and present special events.

The grassy sunbathing area near the pool has been tripled in size and landscaped with trees and shrubs. The concession stand is open, offering snowballs and a limited menu.

Swimming lessons begin in two weeks. Classes run for a half-hour during a nine-day session. Lessons cost $35 and are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors.

Registration and class-level screening will be held from 11 a.m. to noon the Saturday preceding classes. Classes are scheduled June 19 to 29, July 3 to 13, and July 17 to 27. Classes are available from 10 a.m. to noon.

Daily admission to the pool is available for a fee. Pool memberships are available at the Hampstead Town Office. Prices range from $50 to $180.

Information: 410-374-2761.

Fishing derby

If your children are lucky with a hook and line, bring them and their tackle to Walnut Street Pond for the annual fishing derby, held by the Manchester Parks Foundation. This year's derby will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 17. The pond is at the end of Walnut Street.

Youngest children fish first. Children age 9 and younger register at 8 a.m. and fish from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Those ages 10 to 15 register at 10 a.m. and fish from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration costs $1 per child.

Prizes are awarded in both age groups for the first fish and last fish caught, for catching the most fish in the allotted time, for catching the greatest total weight, for the longest fish and for the most unusual fish.

The Northern Bassmasters, a fishing club, sponsors the derby. Prizes and live bait are donated by Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle.

Information: 410-374-3395.

Golf tourney

The annual golf tournament to benefit middle school pupils will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Piney Branch Golf Club. This year's proceeds will go to North Carroll and Shiloh middle schools.

The 18-hole tournament will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude with a steak dinner at 5:30 p.m. Registration covers greens fees, cart, prizes, beverages on the course, and the dinner. Prizes will be awarded for skillful play. A grand-prize raffle will be drawn for a three-day golfing vacation.

For a hole in one, the prize is a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Registration: Bob Mitchell, 410-239-4555.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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