Brooklyn Park reunion to include open house at former high school


September 29, 2002|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BROOKLYN Park High School Alumni Association has a treat in store for those who attend its School-Wide Reunion on Nov. 2. Reunion guests and alumni association members are invited to tour their former school building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3.

The Chesapeake Arts Center and Brooklyn Park Middle School will open their doors to show alumni how Brooklyn Park High School has been transformed into a state-of-the-art learning and entertainment center. Rick Arnold, president of the alumni association, thinks alumni will enjoy this opportunity.

"Many people go by the new school and the Chesapeake Arts Center every day. I am sure that they are curious as to what the buildings are like inside and if any reminders of Brooklyn Park High School are still there," he said.

People may be surprised to see that the high school's music room has been turned into a ballet studio, the band room a studio theater, and the auditorium a theater, complete with a professional sound system and lighting.

Despite these changes, alumni will find themselves in familiar surroundings.

"People will see that even though everything is new and state of the art, the Bee is still alive on Hammonds Lane," Arnold said. "When I first went in the new building, I had feelings of excitement and nostalgia. It had been a while since I had been inside the building. I thought that I wouldn't recognize it. But I was wrong - there were reminders of the high school everywhere."

The bull and oyster roast reunion will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $35.

Admittance to the open house is free with a ticket stub from the reunion or with an alumni association membership card.

Information: 410-636-3269.

Fall learning

No student looks forward to exams, whether a weekly spelling test in elementary school or defending a thesis at a university. The hours of preparation come down to a few minutes in which the student must answer a group of questions.

You know you have the answers, but will you be asked the right questions? Answer correctly and you win; if your mind goes blank, you lose.

But there is no way to lose by enrolling in the classes offered by Harbor Hospital Center and the North County Recreation Center this fall.

Harbor's "Self Defense Part I" class will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the LifeResource Center Studio, 2990 S. Hanover St. Adults will use drills and scenarios to learn how to overcome the fear that can make one an easy target. The cost is $99, and the class has a money-back guarantee.

Dr. Veronica Antico continues her series on back health at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 in the studio at the LifeResource Center. This session will focus on the strength of the neck and upper back. Wear loose and comfortable clothing to the free class and learn how to improve posture, relieve headaches and correct workplace ergonomics.

To register for either class, call 410-359-8255.

Children ages 12 to 16 who aspire to a career on the catwalk or in front of the cameras may want to consider enrolling in "Modeling 101" at the North County Recreation Center, 196 Hammonds Lane. The five-week class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 7. Topics will include makeup application and nutrition. The cost is $40. Registration: 410-222-0036.

Flea market, bingo

The Men's Club of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church has scheduled its Mammoth Fall Flea Market for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on the church's front parking lot, 4708 Prudence St.

The cost to rent a table is $10.

Donated items for the sale may be left at the front door of the old church on Prudence Street. They should be clean and in working order.

For information or to rent a table, call 410-636-6496 or 410- 792-2481.

The church's monthly bingo for October will be held Friday in the church hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be sold during intermission and before the games begin. Information: 410-355-5740, 410-792-2481 or 410-850-4488.

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