Is it too early to think about sending your children back to school?Not if you are interested in enrolling your 3- or 4-year-old child in the YWCA preschool enrichment program.

Registrations are being accepted for the 1991-1992 school year. The program emphasizes academic growth, large- and small-muscle development and socialization. Snacks are provided. The program, conducted at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church in Linthicum, has openings in the afternoon session, 12:30 to 2:30, for 3-year-olds.

The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer on Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, has openings in its morning session, 9 to 11, for 3-year-olds. At the Glen Burnie location, there are openings in the morning, 9 to 11:30 (three days a week), and the afternoon, noon to 2:30 (five daysa week), for 4-year-olds.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for3-year-olds. Four-year-olds at the Glen Burnie site may attend Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning or for five days in the afternoons.

For more information, contact the YWCA office at 768-2500.


Harbor Hospital Center is seeking volunteers to assist patients who have being discharged from the hospital. Weekday positions are available.

No experience is necessary; wheelchair training is provided through the hospital.

Volunteers must be at least 15 yearsold and will receive free parking and shuttle service, meal tickets,a smock and a discounted pharmacy plan.

If you are interested or have any questions, call Ann Heil at 347-3478.


Another churchannounces its vacation Bible school. The community is invited to attend St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,beginning Sunday, July 28, and continuing every evening through Aug.2.

Classes will be offered for children from age 3 through grade six. A class for adults also will be available.

There is no registration fee, but a free-will offering will be collected each evening to defray the cost of materials.

To register, call the church office at 355-7295.


Don't forget to get your tickets from the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association for its dance from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 27, at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club.

A DJ will provide music, and beer and setups will be available.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from club members at the Sugar Shack, located at the fields on 10th Avenue, or by calling 636-5190.


Need a cool place to spend the afternoon?

Remember that the Brooklyn Park Library will be screening the Disney movie "Tron" today at 2 p.m.

The next show scheduled for the Summer Reading Program will be Michael Chamberlin, a professional magician. He will provide a bagful of comedy magic tricks for the children at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

The show is free and open to children entering grades one through six. Registration is not required for the hourlong show, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A special story time for preschoolers will be at the same time as the magic show for the convenience of parents.

For more information, call 222-7371.


When returning your books or visiting the library for the summer programs, remember to bring along a donation for the County Food Drive.

Your canned or packaged goods can be left in the collection box at the library. All donationswill be sent to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to benefit the needy and the homeless throughout the county.


Friday will be thesecond time that the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church helps feed the hungry at the Salvation Army at noon. Volunteers are needed to prepare food at home and take it to the Salvation Army in Glen Burnie.

If you would like to help with this project, call the church at 789-3688.


Local Reunions: Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1956, 35-year reunion, Saturday, Oct. 26.

Call 391-3220 after 5p.m.

Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1986, five-year reunion, Saturday, Aug. 17.

Call Toula Vavaroutsos at 354-0641.

St. Roseof Lima Catholic School Class of 1941, 50-year reunion.

Call 761-2868 or 789-3013.


Do you know of someone who deserves a special "thank you" or "pat on the back" because of volunteer work, community involvement or just because he or she is a nice person?

Do youknow of a child who deserves special recognition for achieving a goal after working hard or who went out of the way to do a good deed?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, we would like to hear from you. We would like to put such people's names in print and give them the recognition they deserve.

Please call and let us know about the deserving people in your community or family.

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