Tips to be offered at wine-tasting seminar Store sponsoring March 2 event NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


If you have ever attempted to buy a bottle of wine, you know how many varieties there are to choose from.

Frequently, many of us depend on others to recommend a wine to complement a dinner, celebrate an event or ease an "achy breaky heart."

Well, Goldberg's Liquors wants to help you become more proficient in wine selections. The store is sponsoring an Italian wine-tasting seminar at 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Castello's Restaurant, 3720 Potee St.

Syndicated wine columnist Bill Weaver will conduct the seminar and demonstrate how to taste and serve wine. The cost is $10. Space is limited, so send your reservations and payment to Goldberg's Liquors, 5106 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park 21225.

Proceeds will benefit the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association.


Some local churches will begin the Lenten season by celebrating 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday services. They are Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, Townsend Avenue; St. John Lutheran Church, Washburn Avenue; and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Fourth and Jeffrey streets.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will begin its Lenten study program at 7 p.m. Sunday. This year, the group will study Lenten scripture readings. The group also will meet on Sundays in March.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: The PTA will sell homemade Easter candy through March 5. Students who participate will be eligible for a drawing for a large Easter basket. The school will award $10 Toys R Us gift certificates to the best sales person in each class. The student selling the most candy will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Contact a student or call the school at 222-6589 if you would like to make a purchase.

* Congratulations to second-grader Nicholas Rychwalski and fifth-grader Jessica DiGennaro for making the Principal's Honor Roll

during the second marking period. Their reward is lunch with Principal Gloria Reid.

Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: If you have extra time, the school can use you. The school needs volunteers to work with first- and second-graders. If you can help, call Gwen Atkinson at the school, 222-6590.

Park Elementary School news: First grade students will visit the Science Center and National Aquarium tomorrow.

* Congratulations to Brian Spencer, Amanda Youngbar and Kristyn Joran, who have their artwork on display at the North County Library.


North County High School news: Several band members will perform at the County Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday at Old Mill High School. Anyone receiving a rating of "1" will perform at the State Festival on April 24 at Towson State University.

* Congratulations to the "It's Academic" team that finished second against Lansdowne High School and Baltimore Polytechnic. Team members are Mike Chearney, Chris Odachowski and John Sena.


Why not catch a few good men and women making music at the local library? Now through May, four chamber groups of the Naval Acade

my Band will perform at county libraries.

The Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., will play host to the Brass Quintet at 7 p.m. March 1.

This group of Navy musicians perform with the marching band and other ceremonial units. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

For more information, call 222-7371.


Did you graduate from Brooklyn Park High School in 1978?

If so, your 15th reunion is just around the corner.

The celebration will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight May 15 at Council's on Patapsco Avenue. Tickets are $30 per person. The price includes a hot and cold buffet, beer, soda, setups and music by a disc jockey.

For tickets or more information, call Dottie France Hankins, 768-5819.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The Coronary Club's monthly meeting will focus on "Eating Well on a Low-Fat Diet and Enjoying It," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 9 in the Gruehn Building, Room 500.

The Coronary Club is open to all heart disease patients, their family members and friends. Programs are followed by free blood pressure readings and refreshments. For more information, call 347-3513.

* Ladies, remember there is still time this month to receive a free tote bag when you schedule an appointment for a mammogram.

The Breast Screening Program includes a complete breast examination, a mammogram and education about mammography services, which are accredited by the American College of Radiology and staffed by professionals.

To schedule an an appointment, call 347-3388.

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