Low-expense Fun Day planned at Rockview Beach


Looking for an inexpensive family outing this weekend? Then check out the Rockview Beach Community Association's Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the community hall on East and Edna roads.

"We will have something for the entire family to do, all without wrecking your budget," said community spokeswoman Sue Pearce. The event will feature food, bingo and adult and childrens' games, all for 25 cents.

The Oriole Bird, McGruff the Crime Dog, a Teen-age Mutant Ninja Turtle and the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Department will make special appearances, especially for the kiddies.

"Our association needs to make repairs on the boat ramp, hall and beach areas, and this seemed to be a fun way to raise funds," Pearce added.

For directions or more details, call the hall at 360-0811.


The Chesapeake High School Drama Club will present the musical "Plain and Fancy" at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow in the school auditorium.

Written by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman, the play takes place in the heart of the Pennsylvania Amish country, where two sophisticates from New York City learn to deal with the clash of ideas and traditions of their Amish neighbors.

Directed by Dan Ortmeyer, the musical features student performers Samantha Sheffield, Joe Crespo, Jessica Simmons, Brian Goldman, Dominic DiPetro, Holly Ann Taylor, Kenny Reichert, Karin Necessary, Philip Clifford, Alyson Chorba, James Hostetter, Robert Riser and Katie Spalter.

Chorus members include Robin Beke, Kristin Sheffield, Heather Capps, Lauren Carter, Lori Heisterhagen, Christine Kvam, Melissa Madero, Angie Marinakas, Amy McIntyre, Val Mertz, Brian Null, Ginny Parrish and Dave Whewell.

The stage crew, headed by Chris Chorba, features the efforts of Jeremy Bennett, John Brooks, Mary Burnet, John Hein, Sue Melton, Matt Pirone, Jen Schmidt, Megan Schwartz and Shawn Stallings.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for children under 12, students and senior citizens.


Enjoy an evening of uplifting gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road.

Husband-and-wife musical duo Steve and Dorothy Gulbronson will present their joy-filled ministry of contemporary, inspirational music.

The Gulbronsons have performed with many contemporary Christian artists, including Jessy Dixon, Harvest, Truth and Johnny Hall.

Free child care will be provided.

For more details, contact pastor Glen H. Morris, 255-3168 or 255-8403.


The Chesapeake High School Varsity Club and Athletic Boosters will honor senior athletes at the second annual Senior Spotlight Night at 6 p.m. June 3 in the school cafeteria.

Former WMAR-TV sports anchorman Jack Dawson will be the guest speaker.

"This event was so well-received by our school community last year that we are expecting another sellout crowd this year," Varsity Club adviser Cinda Sammons said.

Tickets are $8 and include dinner (fried chicken and all the trimmings).

Tickets must be reserved or purchased in advance.

For more details, call the school at 255-9600.


We've all clipped a coupon to save a buck, but here's a new twist on saving money.

Balfour sales representative Donald Carroll will sponsor a class ring Parent's Night for sophomores and their parents at 7 p.m. Monday at Northeast High School.

I've been told to be prepared for price shock, but smart parents can save $5 or $10 if they bring their class rings to the meeting. One parent's class ring will get you $5 off. Balfour will knock off $10 if both parents bring their rings.

Ring orders will be taken during lunch Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more details, call the school, 437-6400.


Our Lady of the Chesapeake, on Ventnor Road, will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Donors must be at least 17 and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. The process takes less than an hour.

According to OLC spokeswoman Jeannie Williams, appointments can be made in advance, but walk-ins will be accepted.

To make an appointment, call Rosanne Blakeney, 255-0603.


Gibson Island Country School will conduct a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Roger-Wilbur Library at 4:30 p.m Monday.

The new construction was made possible by a gift from the Leroy Wilbur family. Construction will begin in the summer and will be completed by September.

Plant improvements are the first campaign of a three-part capital fund-raising effort, called Campaign 900, announced last December by GICS board of trustees Chairman George Stalk, Jr. Members also will push for an increase in endowment funding and annual giving.

Board vice president and campaign co-chairman Alec Graham said other improvements include modifications to the gymnasium and stage and two new classrooms for art and music. Creation of the Diane Ellenson Music Studio will be made possible by a gift from the Dennis H. Kane family.

For details, call GICS at 255-5370.


Downs Park happenings:

* At 8 a.m. tomorrow, the park will be host for the Lake Shore Rotary Club's annual 5K Fun Run and One-Mile Walk.

The gates will open at 7 a.m., and late entries will be accepted until race time. The fee is $7 and includes a T-shirt and door prizes.

* On Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., the Bay Country Vintage Chevy Club of America will sponsor a Vintage Car Show. Awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Advance registration is encouraged.

To enter, call Harry Koerner at 760-4868.

* Ranger Dave Devault will lead a Heron Hike at 6 p.m. Monday for preregistered participants.

Hikers will search the pond and Locust Cover areas for herons, kingfishers and other birds that inhabit wetlands. Bring field guides and binoculars; and, please, no pets or small children.

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