Finally, spring has arrived.
Relieved that Ocean City was spared serious damage during the Blizzard of '93, many of our neighbors are getting a jump on the crowds by taking weekend trips to the ocean.
If you can't get away, you still can enjoy the spring weather by visiting the annual spring flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North County High School on Andover Road, where you'll find some great bargains.
Arundel Improvement Association news: The annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the association hall, 705 Cross St.
The hunt is open to children ages 1 through 11 whose families are association members.
Games are planned in three age categories: 1 to 2; 3 to 5; and 6 to 11. Prizes will be given to children who find the most eggs and special colored eggs.
There also will be a contest to guess the correct amount of jelly beans in a jar.
A bake sale is planned along with an Easter Bunny Raffle.
There is still time to join the association. For more information, call 789-2192.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 601 Hammonds Lane, will feature its Easter egg hunt beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. Gifts will be given to all children to age 10. Prizes will be awarded to the children who find the most eggs.
The day's activities will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event is free, but reservations are required.
For more information, call 789-0415.
* The church has planned an open house for parents of 3- and 4-year-olds interested in the preschool program. From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, parents are invited to bring their children and observe a normal school day. Reservations are not needed.
For more information, call 789-0415.
Area elementary schools will be holding kindergarten registration beginning today and continuing throughout the week.
* Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., will be registering students between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
* Park Elementary School, 201 11th Ave., also will be registering pupils for the prekindergarten program. Enrollment is limited to the first 40 children from the area.
* Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, will also be registering students during regular school hours.
Parents and/or guardians are requested to bring their child's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: Students are hoping for sunny skies and light breezes Wednesday as they celebrate Kite Day. All that's needed to participate is a homemade or store-bought kite.
Adults may assist students in grades kindergarten through three to get their kites aloft.
* Students will be treated to an Easter egg hunt next Monday.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: A general PTA meeting will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the cafeteria.
Parents will get the opportunity to inspect Science Fair projects before and after the meeting.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: Have it your way and help your school raise money at the same time.
Visit the Burger King on Nursery Road from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and treat yourself and your family to dinner.
All proceeds will go to school projects.
North County High School news: The marketing education classes and the senior class are offering students tuxedo rentals for the junior and senior proms.
Students can help their class raise money -- and save themselves some money, too. Rentals are from S. Hiken Formal Wear.
Students may order tuxedos at the school store. A 50 percent deposit is required, and the balance is due when the tux is picked up, two days before the prom.
The Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services group is sponsoring a "Lunch Theater" at Michael's Eighth Avenue on Thursday.
The event begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The play, "Driving Miss Daisy," will begin at 1 p.m.
Group rates are available and reservations may be made by calling 761-1769 or 789-2192.