TO PASS COLD WINTER NIGHTS, TRY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Are you wondering what to do with yourself during the cold winter nights?

How about going back to school? The great thing about education is that you are never too old to learn.

The Anne Arundel County Office of Continuing Education is offering adult education classes at North County High School, 414 Andover Road.

Are you interested in the creative arts? If so, you might be interested in learning calligraphy, watercolors, stained glass, ballroom dancing, sewing or quilting. If these areas don't interest you, how about personal interest courses such as introduction to piano, woodworking or horse training.

For the more serious-minded person, youcould sign up for basic income-tax preparation, basic grammar and writing or introduction to personal computers. Most classes last between four and 10 weeks and cost between $24 and $66.

Take time now tohelp improve your mind. For more information, call 224-5385 or 224-5384.

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Belle Grove Elementary news: A PTA Executive Board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the media center. All members areasked to attend.

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Brooklyn Park Elementary news: Beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Jim Call will present fifth-grade students with certificates and T-shirts as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program comes to an end.

The fifth-graders have been meeting with Call every Wednesday for the past three months to discuss issues pertaining to the DARE program.

Parents are invited to attend.

* Third-grade students and teachers were loaded with suitcases and winter apparel Thursday as they boarded buses that would take them to Arlington Echo on an overnight trip.

Third-grade teachers Evon Lindsey, Janet Miller and Ann Russell accompanied their students on an outdoor adventure trip that taught them about animals, plants, preserving nature and understanding the great outdoors.

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Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High news: Students in the ninth grade will betaking the Maryland Functional Citizenship test tomorrow.

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Park Elementary news: Beginning today and continuing for two weeks, theschool will be the home of moon rocks. The lunar samples as well as other space-related educational materials are on loan to the school from NASA.

The students will learn about past and future moon explorations and get to touch a piece of the moon.

* Sixth-grade teacher Judy Davidson was awarded a $300 Washington Post grant. The grant will pay for a subscription to the Sun newspaper for each sixth-grade student and a field trip.

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North County High news: Band parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room. Discussion will include the sub sale and the band's trip to Florida.

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Harbor Hospital Center news:The hospital is offering a free community program, on "The Prevention and Care for the Flu and Influenza," beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Gruehn Auditorium.

The program is the first in a series of monthly programs on important health matters. Future programs are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.

No reservation is necessary, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Harbor Center's Community Relations Department at 347-3472.

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A painting class will be offered at the Brooklyn Park branch library, 1 E. Eleventh Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m.on Thursdays beginning Jan. 23 for anyone 60 years of age or older.

The class is scheduled to meet each Thursday for 10 weeks. Everyone is invited to attend, including beginners through advanced students.

Registration is being accepted on Thursdays at the library from 9 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 222-6825.

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If you graduated from Brooklyn Park Senior High School in 1981, a 10-year class reunion is being planned. Plans include a dinner

and dance on April4 at Council's Restaurant in Brooklyn, coordinator Theresa Riebel said. Response to the reunion has been encouraging. For more information, call 789-1501.

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The Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a free class, entitled "Eating to Fight Cancer," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Arundel Center North, Room 307, 101 Crain Highway NW in Glen Burnie.

The class will focus on preparation of limited fat and sodium meals. The program is free, and everyone is invited. Advance registration is required.

For more information, call 222-6758.

* The service will be offering another free class, "Eating Heart Smart," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arundel Center North.

Attendees will learn basic facts about fat and cholesterol.

For registration information, call 222-6758.

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Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will be serving meals at the Salvation Army in Glen Burnie on the third Friday of each month.

Ifyou are interested in donating to this cause or would be interested in helping, contact the church at 789-3688.

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The Brooklyn Health Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane. Anyone interested in becoming a part of this group is invited to attend.

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Looking for something to do on these cold winter nights? How about putting on your poodle skirts and saddles and attending the '50s and '60s dance sponsored by the American Legion Post 34 on Belle Grove Road, Jan. 25?

The music will start at 9 p.m. and continue until 1 a.m. Live music will be provided by Still Cruisin'. Tickets are $8 per person and include beer, setups and a platter.

Get your friends together and have a good time. Everyone is invited to attend.

For tickets or information, call789-9682.

* The Brooklyn Park community would like to thank Will O'Braden and other members of the American Legion who helped distribute holiday food baskets to 11 community families. The baskets contained everything from turkeys to paper products.

The Legion has also sent $6,000 worth of clothing and books to the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Hospital. Most of these items were donated, and a big thanks goes to everyone who helped make this effort a huge success.

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Members of the Brooklyn Park Indoor Soccer teams are selling tickets to the Baltimore Blast Soccer game set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $10 per person. Teams which sell the most tickets earn the right to play in the Baltimore Arena before the Blast game. Contact any team member or parent or call Dennis Barnes at 636-2575.

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Junior Girl Scout Troop 738 and third-year Brownies from Troop 849 attended the Science Center Sleep-Over for Girl Scouts this past weekend. The girls attended hands-on workshops pertaining to the wonders of the earth, visited IMAX and the planetarium in the evening, spent the night in the Science Center, had breakfast at Friendly's Restaurant the next day and returned home.

All participants received a badge uponcompletion of the workshops.

Phone: Phyllis Flowers 789-2517

Phone: Phyllis Lucas 789-3118

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