Once you graduate from high school, time passes very quickly. After five, 10, 15 years have passed, most people can name only a few classmates with whom they have kept in contact.

Planning a high school reunion is never an easy task.

Imagine what it must be like for the Rev. Donald Kroghan and a few classmates who are planning a 50-year reunion for their Class of 1941 eighth-grade graduation from St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.

It's a huge task but will be well worth the effort when classmates are reunited.

If you graduated in that class or know of a friend or relative who did, please call 761-2868 or 789-3013 for more details.


Looking for something indoors to do on a hot, humid July afternoon?

Try the library.

The library's Summer Reading Program has booked an excerpt from the hit Disney film, "Tron," 2 p.m. Monday at the Brooklyn Park branch, 1 E. 11th Ave.

The movie is about a video game that comes to life.

The one-hour program also will include a visit by Chester, the reading dog and library's mascot.

Admission is free and all children entering first through sixth grades in the fall are invited to attend.

Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the convenience of parents, a special story time for preschoolers will take place at the same time as the movie.

Budget cuts have forced a change in the hours of the Brooklyn Parkbranch.

The new hours are: 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Don't forget that the 10-week painting class at the library forpeople 60 and older will begin on July 11. Sessions run from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call Kathy White at 222-6825.


The Resurrection Lutheran Church, 601 Hammonds Lane, will offer a cooperative preschool program beginning this fall for children ages 3 and4.

Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The morning session is 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon session is 12:30 to 3 p.m.

For more information or application form, call 789-0415.


Harbor Hospital Center was recently awarded a three-year Certificate of Accreditation by the Joint Commission of Accreditationof Healthcare Organizations.

To gain accreditation, Harbor Hospital Center voluntarily requested an on-site evaluation, which took place in mid-February.

The inspection was conducted by a commission survey team, consisting of health care professionals trained to evaluate the hospital's efforts to provide quality care in a safe environment.

Through the evaluation, the hospital not only learned about its strengths but also of ways to improve its quality, including procedures and management systems.


The Magothy River Sailing Association is sponsoring the 15th annual Race to Baltimore Sailing RegattaSaturday.

The next day, the Rock Creek Racing Association will sponsor "The Race Back."

The regatta will begin at the Baltimore Light and finish at Mark "L," near the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Awards will be presented at a post-regatta party, sponsored by Harbor Hospital Center, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Open to racers, hospital employees and the general public, the party will take place on the hospital's back lawn (3001 S. Hanover St.), overlooking the Patapsco River.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The party will feature live entertainment and a complete bull roast menu, beer, wine and soda.

All party proceeds benefit Harbor Hospital Center's Pediatrics Department.

To enter the sailing regatta, call Ron Conklin, 437-3451. The entry fee is $10.

For the post-regatta's ticket information, call Nancy Powell at the hospital's community relations department, 347-3472.


The Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will sponsor a music camp for children who have completed grades one through six.

The hours for the camp are 9:30 a.m. to noon at the church.

For more information, call the church at789-3688.


If you need transportation to the Arundel Improvement Association annual senior's fund raiser, remember the deadline for reservations is July 15.

The event will take place Sept. 5 at Michael's on Eighth Ave, Glen Burnie.

Tickets are $10 and include dinner and music.

For more information, call Frances Jones 789-2192.

Phone: 789-2517


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