If you have been saving pink receipts from Giant Food stores to helpschools acquire computers, now is the time to hand them over. All area schools have had a lot of success, but the more register tapes they collect, the more free computers they will receive. Don't forget that receipts from prescription purchases are acceptable, too.

GiantFood will be using the pink register tapes until March 2. Please getany you have to the schools for processing as soon as possible. Any student will be glad to deliver them for you, or you can mail them. Here is a list of neighborhood schools and their addresses:

* Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle-Junior High Schools, 200 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore 21225

* Ferndale Elementary School, 105 Packard Ave., Ferndale 21061

* George Cromwell Elementary School, 525 Wellham Ave., Ferndale 21061

* Hilltop Elementary School, 6825 Melrose Ave., Ferndale 21061

* Linthicum Elementary School, 101 School Lane, Linthicum 21090

* North County High School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum 21090

* North Glen Elementary School, 615 Furnace Branch Road, Glen Burnie 21061

* Overlook Elementary School, 401 Hampton Road, N. Linthicum 21090

* St. Philip Neri School, 6401 Orchard Road, Linthicum 21090.


Register your little ones for Storytime at the Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Road. Parents can bring their children ages 2-5 to two different programs offered at the library.

The first one involves storytelling, games and activities aimed to introduce children to the wonders of reading. This program meets every Wednesday, March 6 to April 10. Registration is required for all sessions. Ages 3-5 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Two-year-olds will meet at 11 a.m. Stop by or call the library at 222-6265 between Feb. 25 and March2 to sign up .

The second program is a Drop-In Storytime session.No registration is required. Bring your 2-5 year olds at 7 p.m. on Thursdays from March 7 to April 11.

For both programs, 2-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver. Parents of older children are asked to remain in the building during the program.

Also, each month at the library someone from the community generously lendsa hobby or collection to the library for display in the showcases. This month, they are filled with a Lego collection, courtesy of Danny Musiker.


St. Philip Neri School is back in operation after a fire caused extensive smoke damage to the school and church.

Catholic School Week, postponed because of the fire, will begin today withSpirit Day. At 2 p.m., students will share their enthusiasm for the school with the faculty and each other.

Three open-house sessions have been planned throughout the week. Classrooms will be open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone who would like to sit in on a class is invited to attend.

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit, tour the school and meet with teachers from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Friday is Student Appreciation Day. All students will receive an ice-cream treat.

St. Philip Neri School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is accredited by the Middle States Association and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association. It offers a quality Christian education nurturing the spiritual and academic development of each child in a motivating environment.

Registration for new students is being accepted. For more information, please call the school office at 859-1212.


The Linthicum Heights Homemakers Club will discuss its March pot-luck luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Linthicum Heights Methodist Church. Refreshments will be served. Please bring a brown-bag lunch. For more information, call Becky Meske at 859-1306.


The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons No. 3850 will have its executivemeeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher's Church Hall, 118 Marydell Road, in Linthicum.

The regularly scheduled meeting will not take place this month. AARP 3850 will be having a Valentine Luncheon instead at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Christopher's Church Hall. This is a members-only party, and they are reminded to bring the dish they signed up for. Musical games and other activities are planned.

For more information, call Connie Perry at 859-0096.


A family worship service is scheduled for Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave. in Ferndale. All are invited to join childrenand their parents following Sunday School from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. for refreshments in the fellowship hall. All generations will then share in the worship service at 11 a.m. The children's sermon will be a special puppet play.


Members of the Ferndale Garden Club willgather for an Old-Fashioned Brown Bag Auction at the Ferndale SeniorCenter at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. A hand-made article not to exceed$5 should be placed in a brown sack with a poem attached to the outside, hinting to what is inside. Lou Wolfe will auctioneer the event.

Ladies should come prepared to share how they recycle brown bags in their own homes.

Hostesses for the evening will be Jean Ball andErma Holland.

The Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the senior center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. in Ferndale. New members are welcome. Please call President Carol Wagner at 761-6335 for more information.


Mark Saturday, March 2, on your calendar. The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon. For $3, you can have all the pancakes you want, plus sausage, coffee and tomato or orange juice. Eggs and extra sausage will be available.

The fire department is locatedat 4 S. Broadview Blvd. in Ferndale.

Tickets will be available atthe door.

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