Mountain Road Optimist Wrestling has scheduled open registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lake Shore Elementary School on Mountain Road.

The program is open to boys ages7 to 15, with a weight range of 45 to 145 pounds.

"We teach the boys collegiate wrestling, not the type they usually see on TV," Coach Bruce Dulski said. In his fourth year with the Big Blues program, Dulski has watched enrollment increase each year.

"We are trying to develop a feeder system for high school wrestling in the area," he said. "By the time our kids get to that level, they have been taught the basics and have some experience in competition."

Practices are set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Chesapeake High School. The first practice is scheduled for Nov. 6.

The fee for the program is $15 per child or $25 per family.

To get more details, contact Dulski at 255-6444 or Coach Bob Burns at 255-7997.


The Aspen Park Community Association is sponsoring a cleanup of the neighborhood's commons areas tomorrow morning.

All helpers should meet at 9 a.m. in the commons area of Meadow Wick Court. Helpers should bring gloves, rakes, hedge trimmers or clippers and brooms.

Refreshments and trash bags will be supplied by the association.


Parents of sixth-graders at Chesapeake Bay Middle School are invited to a presentation of the Family Life program at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will include a review of the text and visual aids that will be presented to sixth-grade science classes this semester.

For more information, call CBMS at 437-2400.


Surviving those teen-age years has never been easy for parents or children. Reflecting on the roller-coaster days of our youth, we sometimes forget how we coped -- let alone how our parents made it through.

Remember the generation gap? Well, now we are on the other end of it.

To help us through, Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, is sponsoring a free five-week workshop on parenting teen-agers.

Sessions will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings starting Sept. 29.

Using a video-training series that encourages group discussion, the workshops will focus on the pressures modern teen-agers face and what part parents can play to help.

The series isopen to all interested parents; baby-sitting and transportation willbe available on request.

To register, contact Judy Drain at 255-8369 or the church office at 255-8887.


The Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club on Fort Smallwood Road will play host to the annual March of Dimes Trap-A-Thon on Sunday, Sept. 29.

This unusual concept has allowed the March of Dimes to raise needed money for its Campaign for Healthier Babies while providing gun enthusiasts of all kinds an afternoon of friendly competition.

The format will feature clay targets (two rounds) launched consecutively from 16 yards. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in men's and women's divisions.

The fund-raiser is open to enthusiasts who register andagree to observe all event rules and regulations.

To register or for more details, call Michael Jachelski at

396-3090 or the March of Dimes office at 752-2990.


American Legion Post 277 is sponsoring an All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 28 at the post home, at the end of Carbide Road in Solley.

The cost isonly $12 and includes crabs, crab soup, corn, hot dogs, beer and sodas.

Food will be served from 7 to 10 p.m. Music for dancing, provided by Passage, will start at 9 p.m.

To order tickets, call the post home at 360-0880 or Kim Della at 255-9474.


The Riviera Beach Library on Duvall Highway will offer drop-in story time for children ages 2 to 6 beginning Sept. 28.

Library spokesman Betty Morganstern says the story time program has undergone some changes.

No advance registration is required. The only prerequisites are that children meet the age requirement and that parents or caregivers of 2- and3-year-olds attend the sessions with their children.

Parents of older children are also welcome; in any case, they should remain in the building during the program.

Ages 2 to 6 will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Two-year-olds will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Call 222-6285 for more details.


Girl Scout Community 42 is accepting registrations for first- and second-grade students at Sunset Elementary at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the school, located onFort Smallwood Road.

Parents should accompany their child to the sign-up.

Service team chairman Anjie Nolte says adults are desperately needed to lead troops.

"We would like to involve every girl interested in Girl Scouting, but without adult volunteers, we can't," she said.

For more details about Girl Scouting in the Riviera Beach area, call Nolte at 255-6921.


Parents of students at Fort Smallwood and Jacobsville Elementary Schools and other interested parents are invited to parent involvement mini-sessions, on a variety of topics, to be offered by school counselor Carolyn Keenen.

The first session will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Fort Smallwood Elementary on Poplar Ridge Road. The topic will be the Parents and Counselors Together program (PACT).

This program, established by theBoard of Education, helps familiarize families with the guidance program in the public school system.

Additional topics to be discussed will include time management, self-esteem, listening skills, wellness for parents, goals of misbehavior, birth order, stress management,raising a responsible child, creating a positive home learning environment, encouraging children and learning styles.

To register for a session or for more details, contact Keenen at 437-5100 or 255-1394.


Community United Methodist Church invites mothers with preschool or school-age children to a new Moms and Tots group. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays for a social get-together and discussion centering on the family.

Group spokeswoman Sue Smithers says a class for preschoolers and infant care is being planned, so bring the children along.

Meetings will begin Oct. 3.

Want more details? Call Smithers at 360-1988.

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