Cat fanciers will have a field day watching feline beauties compete for ribbons as the Balticats Cat Club sponsors its first solo All-Breed Championship and Household Pet Cat Show in Pasadena this weekend.

The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road.

Entries have been received for 150 cats that will compete for ribbons in 10 judging rings during the event. Best of the best judging will be Sunday.

"We have a wide variety of breeds represented in our show," said JoAnn Genovese, club secretary. "We expect a Sphinx (a hairless cat), Maine Coons, Abyssinian, Himalayan, Devon Rex, Siamese, Norwegian Forest, Ragdolls and some beautiful domestic household cats," she said.

Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors, students with ID and children 12 and under.

Vendors will be on hand selling a variety of grooming supplies, cat furniture, pet jewelry and bric-a-brac with a definite feline theme.

Information: JoAnn Genovese at 850-0574.


The Riviera Beach Branch of the county Public Library invites children to see an excerpt from the Disney film "Tron" at 2 and 3 p.m. next Tuesday afternoon.

The program will include a visit from the library's mascot, "Chester," the reading dog.

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

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

The next time you visit the library, remember the County Food Drive. A collection box for canned and packaged foods is in place, and your donations will be sent to the county food bank to benefit the needy.

For more details on branch happenings, call 222-6285.


Emmanuel Lutheran Church has scheduled its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 to 16.

The school is open to children age 3 through sixth grade.

Registration forms, available at the church, should be returned by Aug. 1.

To help the VBS program, donations of unwanted art supplies and old craft supplies are needed.

If you have supplies to donate, contact Deb Diddlemeyer at 647-2326.


Parents of high school students new to the Pasadena area are urged to contact their local high school concerning course selections for the upcoming school year.

Appointments can be made with the guidance department at Chesapeake orNortheast high schools over the summer rather than waiting until September to assure course selection.

New entrants in grades nine through 12 should get the necessary forms to register. They'll need transfer papers from their previous school, immunization records, report cards and test scores.

The guidance department at Chesapeake is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Fridays. The number is 255-9600, Ext. 220.

Northeast's guidance department is open from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 437-6400, Ext. 235.


Eleven enthusiastic students recently completed a fifth-grade leadership skills course organized by theguidance office at Fort Smallwood Elementary School.

The childrenhad a chance at the summer minisession to identify and classify their own style of leadership skills while they analyzed qualities of good leaders and managers. They practiced different styles of giving speeches and delivering messages.

Completing the session, all indicated that they would be helpers and leaders during the 1991-1992 academic school year.

Congratulations to Lisa Copley, Heather Schaughency, Jennifer Holt, Adam Moore, Stephanie Harrison, Adam Bange, Robin Atkinson, Michael Glorioso, Michael Bertamini, Chrissy Taylor and David Johney.

Other programs offered by Fort Smallwood counselor Carolyn Keenen include: At Home Alone, Time Management and Choices -- How and Why to Make Them.

For more details, call the school between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 437-5100.


Northeast High School has scheduled athletic physicals for fall sports during the morning of Aug. 6.

The schedule is volleyball, 8:30 a.m.; girls soccer, 8:45 a.m.; cheerleaders, 9 a.m.; cross country, 9:15 a.m.; boys soccer, 9:30 a.m.;and football, 9:45 a.m.

In addition, all students interested in playing a fall sport must complete a permission form. Forms are available in the school's main office during the summer.


This Sunday's concert at Downs Park will showcase the new Irish music of SeamusKennedy.

The two-hour concert will begin at 6 p.m. with plenty oflawn seating available, so bring blankets or lawn chairs.

All concerts in the Bayside Series are free, but a parking fee of $3 for county residents, $6 for others, will be charged.

Information: 222-6230.

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