Day One wasn't bad.
The kids were excited and it rubbed off on me. We were ready a full hour before it was time to head off for school.
Unfortunately, it was downhill from there.
What's so special about the second day and the third day of school?
Nothing. No one wanted to get out of bed. And getting Kevin and Kassandra ready was like pulling teeth.
Luckily, we got a three-day break, but now it's back to school again, neighbors.
Is it vacation time yet?
The Community Singers, a Crofton-based group, invites area musicians to join the group.
The chorus performs at community events and for area groups. A love for music is all that is needed and no auditions are necessary.
Singers are invited to register at 7:30 p.m. any Monday, beginning Sept. 13 at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church on Crofton Parkway.
For more information, call 721-0686.
The committee studying the problem of overcrowded schools will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Crofton Middle School media center.
The group consists of parents who want to keep their children in neighborhood schools rather than have them bused to less-crowded schools.
The group also hopes to lobby the school board to build a high school and a second middle school sooner than the county had planned.
Parents and Children Together will offer a fall discussion group for new and expectant parents on Wednesdays from Sept. 22 to Nov. 10 at 1657 Crofton Parkway.
The group meets 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parents will discuss raising children from birth through 8 months and you will have the opportunity to share common concerns with other parents. Infants are welcome to attend.
For more information on registration, call 721-7719.
The Greater Crofton New Comers Club soon will begin its fall activities. A new and old member tea will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Sly Horse Tavern on the Village Green.
Activity groups including Moms & Tots, the Book Club and the Gourmet Group.
For information on activity groups or membership, call 721-3463.
The county is having its annual hazardous waste clean-up day on Sept. 25 at the county fire department headquarters on Veterans Highway in Millersville.
The event, which will run from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is to help residents safely dispose of household items containing toxic chemicals.
Here are a few tips: secure waste containers so they don't tip or spill in the car; keep products in their original container; do not mix products; and be prepared to provide proof that you are a county resident.
The following will not be accepted: commercial waste, prescription drugs, explosives, smoke alarms, propane tanks or latex paint, which is nontoxic and may be dried out and put in the regular trash.
Used motor oil and antifreeze are accepted at other locations in the county.
For information, call 222-6103.
The newly reactivated Crofton Jaycees has put out the call for members between the ages of 21-39.
Call Dana Tropp, 410-923-1313, if you are interested in what this civic organization has to offer.
The Arundel Volunteer Fire Department open house will be Oct. 2 at Crofton Middle School.
Displays, demonstrations, fingerprinting, fire equipment and food will be featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The rain date is Oct. 3 at the Company 7 fire house.
For information, call Lynn Duckworth at 890-6900 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A dressage schooling show will be held on Sept. 12 at Equilibrium Horse Center on Underwood Road.
For information on times and directions, call the center at 721-0885.
In addition to these programs, the center also is forming a Pony Club open to all for fun and recreation. The club provides the horses, and no riding experience is necessary.
Attention all former Arundel High School students, parents of students or neighbors interested in the school's background: A book, "The History of Arundel High School," is out and can be purchased for $5. The book has been very popular and makes a nice gift. Profits benefit the scholarship fund.
If interested in purchasing a copy, call the school at 674-6500.