It was colorful, musical and exciting.
The Opening Day parade Saturday drew lots of Crofton residents into the sunshine to cheer the boys and girls participating in the baseball program. The Arundel High School Band kicked off the festivities and led the players along the parade route.
More than 800 youngsters have signed up to play. It's up to us to cheer them on.
But now that baseball is up and running, it's time to start to think of fall sports.
The first walk-in registration will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive. Other sessions will be May 15 from noon to 3 p.m. and May 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of soccer will be $30 and football will be $45.
Early registration helps organizers determine the number of teams that will participate and how many uniforms to order. Being prompt also ensures that your child will be on a team.
If you want information on the soccer program, call 261-0196; for football, call 721-7122.
County soccer tryouts will start in late May or early June so keep an eye on this column for times and days.
* Application forms for the Mark Mettrick/Tim Wittman Professional Soccer Camp, scheduled for July 19 to 23, will be available at the registration sessions, the Crofton Library or by calling 261-0196.
The Crofton Kiwanis Club will hold an art exhibit and auction May 15 at the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department Hall on Davidsonville Road.
The preview will begin at 5 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m.
Artwork in all media and price range will be featured and major credit cards will be accepted. Artwork by Neiman, Moses, Rockwell, Delacroix and Boulanger will be included in the auction.
The $5 admission covers the preview and auction plus wine and cheese, hors d'oeuvres, cake and coffee and a chance at the door prize. Proceeds will benefit community service projects sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
For more information, call 261-3527 or 721-2225.
* The club will hold its 13th annual Charity Superball Golf Tournament on May 17 at the Crofton Country Club.
The $75 entry fee includes greens fee and golf cart, beverages, buffet dinner and prizes. Registration is at noon followed by a putting tournament at 12:30 p.m. and tee-off at 1:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with awards at 7.
Individuals or businesses interested in being a co-sponsor or contributor should contact a Kiwanis member. Proceeds from the tournament will be used by the Crofton Kiwanis Club for its community service projects.
For more information, call Tony Cannetti, 721-2711; Bob Garland, 721-1249, or Dan Prins, 721-7869.
The Bowie/Crofton Multiple Sclerosis support group will meet Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie.
Physical therapist Kim Woodward will be the speaker.
For more information, call Donna Doyle, 793-3896 or 721-1537.
The Crofton Library will be closed Wednesday, but not to worry. The library will be open again Thursday at 9 a.m.
Library staff members are using the day to sharpen their skills.
The meetings, held twice a year, allow full-time staff members from the 14 branches and headquarters to meet for staff development and training sessions.
For information, call 222-7128 or 222-7127.