Park Elementary's Craft Fair offers some Christmas gift ideas


Still looking for that perfect gift for that one special person?

Why not visit the second annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Park Elementary School PTO, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. next Sunday?

Artisans will be selling Christmas items, plus many other beautiful works of art. Hot dogs and sodas will be sold.

While shopping for your gifts, be sure to let your children visit the Secret Santa Shop, sponsored by the fifth-grade class, in the media room.

Children will be able to purchase presents for other family members and friends. Pictures with Santa Claus will be taken for $1.

Proceeds will benefit the students' trip to Williamsburg, Va.

Park Elementary is at 201 11th Ave.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: It's Burger King Night for three hours starting at 5 o'clock tonight at Burger King on Nursery Road.

Children can have their picture taken with Santa Claus, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pictures are $3 apiece. All visitors will receive a treat from Santa.

* Get in the Christmas spirit by attending the Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the multipurpose room. Children in the band, chorus and strings will perform holiday medleys. A bake sale plus a Christmas plant sale will also be offered. And don't forget to say "Merry Christmas" to Santa when he arrives.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Santa's Secret Workshop visits the school tomorrow and Wednesday. Children will visit the workshop with their class to browse for holiday gifts, which range in price from 25 cents to $7.50.

* Fourth-graders will visit the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Wednesday to hear a concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. After the concert, the students will visit the Baltimore Museum of Art.

* Third-graders will get in the holiday mood Thursday when they travel to the state capital to see the Annapolis Ballet perform "The Nutcracker."


Arundel Improvement Association officers for 1994 have been elected and will be installed by State Sen. Phil Jimeno at 1 p.m. Dec. 19.

Entertainment will be provided by Dr. Tom's International Barber Shop Singers.

All members are asked to bring their favorite dish for everyone to enjoy. The association is at 705 Cross St.

The newly elected Officers are: Frances Jones, president; Douglas Cash, vice president; Helen Cashen, secretary; Katherine Schnieder, assistant secretary; Marlene Heinbuch, treasurer.

Board members are: Carroll Ege, Roxie Ege, Elmer Jones, Vernon Heinbuch, Lenore Lange, Delores Radtka and Ralph Secoura.

* The Santa Claus Program will run Monday through Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 nightly, Dec. 13, 14 and 15.

Santa will visit each house in the neighborhood that has a porch light on. Every child will be given a stocking filled with goodies and an orange.

The jolly old elf will be followed by helpers who will collect annual dues of $8 a person.

If you would like to volunteer or need more information, call 789-2192.


The Community Advocate for Senior Opportunities and Services (C.A.S.O.S.) will conduct its last meeting of the year beginning at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 16. This will be a brown bag affair, complimented with cake and coffee provided by the group.

For more information, call 789-2192.


Harbor Hospital Center news: Learn life-saving techniques by attending the CPR course offered by the hospital.

The course runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., next Monday. It teaches the American Heart Association's standards (course A) for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care.

The course will include an instruction segment on adult CPR as well as skills and written examinations. Participants will be issued course completion cards. The cost of the program is $20 a person.

For more information or to register, call 347-3662.

* In order to be prepared for this winter's snow and ice, the center is continuing to search for community members who own four-wheel-drive vehicles and are willing to volunteer to transport key personnel during inclement weather.

If your are able to assist the hospital, call 347-3478.


Brooklyn Park Library, 1 East 11th Ave., has planned a holiday family event for Dec. 16.

Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be stories, songs, activities and crafts.

For more information, call 222-6260.

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