Busy, busy, busy describes the activity level in our schools.
Students from kindergarten through sixth grade recently participated in a science fair at Overlook Elementary School in North Linthicum. Projects covering a wide range of subjects were displayed. At the awards assembly on March 15, the following students were honored:
Kindergarten: Lauren Goodrich, first place; Erica Heit, second place; Amber Simmons, third place; Maria Costea and Heather Simmons, honorable mention.
First grade: Nicholas Colley, first place; Debbie Zebron, second place; Marc Bell and Chris Nissley (tie), third place; Heather Atkinson and Michael Glorioso, honorable mention.
Secondgrade: Grant Williams, first place; Kelsey Scheitlin, second place; Tim Knight, third place; Jennifer Bock, honorable mention.
Third grade: Gilbert Goodrich, first place; Regie Burket, second place; Archie Jamieson, third place.
Fourth grade: Brent Scheitlin, first place; Mark Bloomquist, second place; Thomas Kovacsi, third place; Natalie Colley, Heather McGonigal and Elizabeth Mooney, honorable mention.
Fifth grade: Brad Wisniewski, first place; Tracey Harriot, second
place; Jeanne Whipple, third place.
Sixth grade: Jennifer Rozanski, first place; Gwen Thornhill, second place; Alanna Clements, third place; Barry Scheitlin, honorable mention.
Representing the school at the county competition will be Brent Scheitlin and his project, "Reaction Time," and Jennifer Rozanski and her project, "Plant FoodGood and Bad."
Have you ever heard of Professor Bodywise's Traveling Menagerie?
No? Well, this is a free health educational program sponsored by the community services office of Kaiser Permanente. The theatrical group visits county elementary schools, bringing a message of basic health education to the students.
The group will be at George Cromwell Elementary School from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., April3, for a health assembly. Parents are welcome to attend the performance.
The professional acting troupe covers nutrition, exercise andpersonal and dental hygiene. It also addresses the problems of nicotine, alcohol and drug abuse.
Educational material will be provided to each student, such as games and puzzles, to encourage them to develop their creative abilities while learning.
The school is at 525 Wellham Ave., Ferndale. For more information, call 761-8520.
Brides, take note! Save your bouquets and flower arrangements from your wedding. Carol Wagner of "Forever Yours" has openings for her classes in preserving flowers. Workshops are being conducted 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
The workshops will be taught in her home in Ferndale. There is a fee. Information: 768-9565.
Don't forget, grandparents, tomorrow 9:30 to 11 a.m. is yourtime to spend with your grandchild. North Glen Elementary School welcomes you to share in Grandparents Day.
Parents will have their opportunity to visit at 8:50 a.m., April 3, forthe Parent Coffee in the school's media center. This informal monthly meeting with the principal gives parents an opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions and offer suggestions.
For more information on either of these events, please call the school at 766-8316.
A few seats still remain for the bus trip to the Potomac Mill Outlet on May 1, sponsored by the North Linthicum Recreation Club.
The bus will leave from Overlook Park (off Nursery Road) at 8:30 a.m.and return at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $17. Pat Kiker is accepting reservations until April 4. Call her at 636-0305 after 5 p.m weekdays andany time on the weekends. Proceeds benefit the club.
"Establishing Perennial Landscaping Beds" will be the subject of a program presented by the Ferndale Garden Club at 8 this evening at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.
Members will have an opportunity to discuss their favorite perennials at roll call. Kathy Shatt and Annette Thomas will be hostesses for the evening.
If you are interested in learning more about the club, come to the meeting or call the president, Carol Wagner at 761-6335.
A "Meet the Candidates Night," presented by the Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs, will take place 7 p.m. April 2, in the Ferndale Elementary School.
The evening will start with the general business meeting, followed with an hour of informal visiting with school board candidates. The meeting will conclude with the Teachers Relations Committee presenting guest speakers on improving communications, cooperation and understanding between home and school.
Refreshments will be provided. The meeting should finish around 9 p.m.
The Greater Ferndale Community Association is having a meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.
An officer from the county police department will be guest speaker. Police issues and problems in the community will be discussed.
A representative from the county Planning and Zoning Commission will be on handto discuss the possibility of renaming either Ferndale Road or Ferndale Avenue because of problems with confused addresses. Residents of these two streets are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions.
This meeting is open to all residents.
I know it's too cold to swim now, but come summer you may be glad that you joined the Andover Recreation Club. A limited number of memberships are now being accepted.
This club offers healthful relaxation close to home. Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the facilities include two swimming pools and a wading pool for tots, volleyball/basketball court, shuffleboard, snack bar and picnic pavilions. Six tennis courts can be used year-round as weather permits.
There is a youth tennis teamand swimming team and opportunities for swimming instruction. The operating and instruction staff is fully qualified.
Several types ofmemberships are available: family, singles and special one-year membership. For additional details, call membership chairman, Ed Schillo,at 859-4133.
Holy Week services are scheduled this week at Ferndale and Linthicum churches.
A special interdenominational "Liturgy of Good Friday" service will be at noon at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Local clergy will preach from 1 to 3 p.m. on the "Seven Words of Christ on the Cross."
All in the community are invited,and worshipers may enter and leave as they wish. St. Christopher's is at 118 Marydel Road off of West Maple Road. There is ample parking.
On Maundy Thursday, the Peace Lutheran Church, 416 Wellham Ave., Ferndale, will have a Seder at 6:30 p.m. Holy Communion will be distributed.
At 7 p.m. Good Friday, there will be a procession of the cross and service of introspection. The "Voice of God," a dramatic presentation, will be part of the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter services.
Check out the pancake breakfast in the fellowship hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The breakfast, sponsored by the youth group, will include sausage. The cost is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. One dollarwill be deducted if you do not want sausage.
Sunday School classes are canceled for Easter Sunday.
The Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, Linthicum Heights, presents a "Love Feast and Presentation of the Passion Story in Words and Song," at 7 p.m. Thursday. All are welcome to share in this special service.
An EasterSunday sunrise service begins at 7:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The theme will be "Were You There?" and will focus on the four individuals who discovered the Resurrection. Hymn singing, scripture reading and reflections will also take place. Coffee and doughnuts will follow. A worship service is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The Linthicum Baptist Church, 611 S. Camp Meade Road, will have an Easter sunrise service for 6:30 a.m. Regular worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are at 9:45 a.m.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church marks Holy Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper. Family adoration will continue until midnight. Stations of the Cross will take place at noon on Good Friday, with Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Communion at 7:30 p.m. The blessing of food baskets will take place at 1 p.m. on Holy Saturday and the first mass of Easterwill be at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday masses will be at 8, 9:30 (folk),11 a.m. (choir) and 12:30 p.m.