Congregations and parishes in the Pasadena area invite you to participate in the Lenten season beginning next week:
* Community UnitedMethodist Church will have its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 4 to 7 p.m. March 3. The supper, cooked and served by the UnitedMethodist Men, will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, spiced apples, coffee, tea and milk.
The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 4 to 12. There will be no charge for children ages 3 and under.
Ash Wednesday services on March 4 will begin at 7 p.m.
* Galilee Lutheran Church on Mountain Road will have Ash Wednesday services with confession, imposition of ashes and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.
* The youth group atMagothy United Methodist on Mountain Road is sponsoring a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper starting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Services on Ash Wednesday begin at 7 p.m.
* Mount Carmel United Methodist Church has scheduled Ash Wednesday services at 7:30 p.m.
*Pasadena United Methodist Church on Ritchie Highway will sponsor a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 3.
The Ash Wednesday Communion service will take place at 7:30 p.m.
* St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Tick Neck Road will have Ash Wednesday services with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
* Our Lady of the Chesapeake has scheduled three Masses for Ash Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ashes will be distributed following mass.
* Mass times at St. Jane Frances Church in Riviera Beach on Wednesday are 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (school children's mass) and 7 p.m.
Ashes will be distributed following all Masses.
* Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Fort Smallwood Road will have a ShroveTuesday pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. March 3.
A 7:30 p.m. service of imposition of ashes and Holy Communion is scheduled for Ash Wednesday.
Drop by Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third and Beach streets in Chelsea Beach, between 7 and 11 a.m. tomorrow and have an old-fashioned breakfast to get your Saturday morning going in style.
The menu, cooked and served by the Ladies Guild, will feature eggs cooked to order, chipped beef, sausage, pancakes, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee, juices and milk. The price is right, too --$4 for adults and $2 for youths ages 5 and up.
After eating, or while waiting for those eggs over-easy, you can shop at the Treasure Table, featuring new and used items.
Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the church, with table proceeds benefiting the choir fund.
For more details, call 647-6210.
Jacobsville Elementary invites parents and friends to attend this evening's Education Night and PTA Ice Cream Social from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
In addition to spotlighting the achievements of students (kindergarten through fifth grade), the unveiling of the new student-created mural will take place in the multipurpose room.
Make-your-own sundaes, with Friendly's ice cream and toppings, will be available for $2.
Storytime activities for youngsters ages 2 to 6 will resume at the Riviera Beach Library next week.
From March 3 through April 9, Storytime for preschoolers will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Two storytimes will take place on Wednesdays: for 2-year-olds at 9:30 a.m. and 3-year-olds at 10:30 a.m. Parents must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds atthe sessions.
No registration is required.
Chesapeake Bay Middle School will have an open house for fifth-grade students and their parents at 7 p.m. March 5.
Visitorswill be able to tour the school, meet sixth-grade teachers, review curriculum materials and get a feel for a typical day at CBMS.
Find out more about alternatives to college at the next Parent-Student Evening Speaker Series at Chesapeake High School, set for 7 p.m. March 4.
Bob West, CHS counselor and liaison to the Center for Applied Technology-North, will discuss options students have for pursuing post-high school education at a vocationalor trade school.
"If a student is interested in pursuing a particular trade or skill but does not want to attend a two-or four-year college to get the necessary training, these vo-tech or trade schools provide an alternative," said Edie Picken, counselor and series coordinator.
"Many people do not realize that these schools can indeed provide the necessary training and instruction, plus provide outstanding placement opportunities in jobs with excellent growth potential."
Additionally, Picken explained, these schools often have programs that can transfer to a two- or four-year college if the student decides to pursue an undergraduate degree.
For more details, call the CHS guidance department at 255-9600.
George Fox Middle School will have a fifth-grade parents' meeting at 7 p.m. March 5.
Principal John Brown, administrators Patricia Cording and William Liptak, and sixth-grade counselor Terri Ellenberger will be on hand to meet parents and discuss school policies and curriculum.
For more details, call the school at 437-5514.
The Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble at Chesapeake High School is sponsoring a Lip Sync Contest at 7 p.m. this evening in the school auditorium.
Admission is $3. Lots of door prizes will be awarded, including VIP Skipjacks tickets, certificates for CDs or tapes and more.
Proceeds will help defray the cost of attending the Festival of Music's Virginia Beach Choral Competition in April.
March's calendar at Downs Park is loaded with opportunities for learning and fun.
At 8 p.m. March 6, Don Steber will lead a search of the night woods for sights and sounds of owls at the park. Bring your quiet shoes and leave the kiddies and petsat home. Advance registration is required.
Ranger Bob Hicks will lead a Silent Night Hike at 7 p.m. March 9. Preregistered walkers should meet at the Information Center for a relaxing 3.6-mile moonlit walk. Relative silence will be observed to listen for sounds of the nighttime forest, so leave youngsters and Fido at home.
To register, call 222-6230.
Two Pasadena teachers were honored this month by the county school board for outstanding service.
Pam Swaggerty was named Educator of the Month and Pat Thomas received Employee of the Month honors. Both women have been involved in educating students in the Pasadena area for more than 20 years.
Keeping young minds and bodies in prime condition has been the focus of Swaggerty's 21-year career teaching physical education at George Fox Middle School. Butit is her involvement in creating and sustaining extracurricular programming at Fox that makes her so well known to students and parents in the community.
Her projects have included the Foxy Ladies DanceTroupe, family volleyball evenings and the recent Happy Feet Dance Festival, involving students, teachers and parents from other schools and groups in the Northeast feeder system.
Over at Riviera Beach Elementary, Thomas has been a dedicated substitute teacher for the past 20 years.
The Chesapeake Women's Club will sponsor a treasure table from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Kurtz Beach Flea Market, offBayside Beach Road.
Eileen Junge said the club needs additional items to sell at the market.
To donate an item, call 437-1376 or 766-4310. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the group's scholarship awards fund.