It's nearing the end of the school year, and seniors are anxiously awaiting the arrival of prom night. But the real senior prom is taking place at the Meridian Nursing Center on Hammonds Lane.
As part of National Nursing Home Week's "Celebration of Quality," residents will have their version of a prom from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.
Music, dancing, refreshments and date pictures will provide entertainment and new prom memories. Residents, families and volunteers are invited to attend. We wish everyone a wonderful evening!
Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Saturday, St. Rose of Lima Parish, 410 Jeffrey St., will be having its annual May Carnival.
Lots of good food, games and rides will be available. Tickets allowing you to ride all rides for one price will be sold each day.
The carnival will run from 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: A PTA Executive Board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow, followed by a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. The installation of new officers will take place at the meeting.
The officers for the 1992-1993 school year are Pat Renee, president; Sandy Gallagher, vice president; Kathy Frome, secretary; Lisa Tuerk, treasurer; Michele McGhee, historian; and Karin Crutchfield, parliamentarian.
* On Wednesday, Big and Little Buddies will have a snowball party. The Big Buddies (sixth-graders) and Little Buddies (kindergarten students) have been working together one day a week since the beginning of the year.
* Maryland School Performance Program testing for third-grade students will take place all week. Please be sure your children arrive to school on time.
* Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The school will sponsor its annual Spring Bazaar from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.
Parents will be selling baked goods, plants, candy, crafts, nearly new items, grab bags, canned goods, jewelry and more. You can feast on hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill, as well as snowballs and soda. There will be games and prizes for everyone. Bring your children and have a good time.
* The MSPP Testing for third-grade students will take place all week.
* Kindergarten students will visit the Baltimore Zoo tomorrow in conjunction with their study of animal habits.
* The art department needs the following items: used men's neckties, McDonald's salad containers, designer Kleenex boxes (the tall kind), yarn, L'Eggs eggs, microwave brownie pans and liquid dish-detergent bottles. If you can donate any of these items to the school, it would be greatly appreciated.
* Park Elementary School news: Strike up the band! It's parade time!
Tomorrow, 25 fourth-graders and their teachers, Jackie Brooks and Nancy Wagner, will represent the school and the county as they march in the Grand Opening Celebration of the Central Light Rail. They will march with schools from Baltimore County and Baltimore, cheerleaders from the Community College of Baltimore and from the Maryland, You Are Beautiful program.
The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Life Building on North Howard Street. Participants will continue down North Howard Street and return to the Baltimore Life Building. Park Elementary School would like to say "Thank You" to Signs Now in Annapolis for its generous donation of the banner to be used in the parade.
* MSPP Testing for third-grade students will take place all week.
* Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. is the Spring Concert. Before the concert, the PTA will meet.
* Wednesday at 10 a.m., students will participate in a school-wide walk around the school grounds. This activity is to promote children's fitness across the world.
Project A.C.E.S (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) is a program involving over 5 million children from 10,000 schools in all 50 states and more than 40 countries.
* Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: The MSPP Tests for eighth-grade students will take place this week. Students will be tested for one hour each day.
* The band needs an 8-by-8-foot (or slightly larger) rug for its drums. If you have a scrap piece of carpet or a rug that you no longer need, please donate it to the band.
Call the school at 789-8500 to make arrangements.
* North County High School news: Congratulations to all band members who competed in the All-American Music Festival in Orlando, Fla. The marching band, the pompon squad, the concert band and the jazz ensemble brought home nine trophies and received "superior ratings" in their competitions.
The pompon squad and its twirler, Val Serio, received Judges' Special Trophies for their performances. The students competed against 21 bands.
Band director Glenn Moore and the 127 band members and chaperones who journeyed to Florida want to thank everyone who supported their fund-raisers.
* Harbor Hospital Center news: The Coronary Club will present free CPR certification from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Gruehn Building, room 500.
The CPR course is open to cardiac patients and their families. Free parking and shuttle service are available.
For more information, call 347-3513.
* The hospital also is offering a six-week series of childbirth classes from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow to June 16 or Wednesday to June 18.
The classes are taught by certified childbirth educators who are nurses in the hospital's family-centered maternity unit.
For more information, call 347-3412.
* Macy's in Marley Station, in conjunction with area non-profit groups -- including Harbor Hospital Center -- will sponsor a Magic of Giving benefit shopping day June 2. The event will feature celebrity appearances, a fashion show and special sales. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Proceeds from HHC's tickets sales will benefit the labor and delivery Department. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased by calling the hospital's Community Relations Department at 347-3472.
The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School.
Officer Tom Wagner, of the Northern District Police Station Crime Prevention Division, will be the guest speaker.
* Saturday is community clean-up day. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the area between the fence and wall at the Harbor Tunnel.
Trucks will be collecting trash bags on Old Riverside from noon to 4 p.m. Plan to donate some of your time.