Come on, Crofton, it's time to shake off the ice and snow and think spring!
It can't be long now. Oriole pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a couple weeks. Stores are beginning to display pastel colors. And the Crofton Athletic Council is conducting registration for its spring sports program.
Turnout was rather low Saturday for the first walk-in registration, considering the large number of young athletes we have out there.
Two more sessions will be held: Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Both will be held at Crofton Elementary School.
If you can't make a walk-in session, get the forms at the library or town hall and mail them in.
For information, call 261-0196.
About 80 members of the Crofton Teen Club escaped the bad weather last week and hit the slopes at Alpine Lake Resorts in West Virginia for a overnight ski trip.
The kids (my son, Kevin, included) report that many of them earned the proud title 'King of the Bunny Hill" or "Prince of the Intermediate Hill."
The group has other trips, dances and activities planned to beat the winter blahs. The club meets from 8 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Crofton Town Hall. It is open to all teens in the greater Crofton area.
For information, call town hall at 721-2301.
The Bowie/Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. A representative from Annapolis Mobility will be demonstrating products.
The meeting, held at the Adult Day Care of Bowie, 3112 Belair Drive, is open to the public.
For information, call 721-1537.
Are you a graduate of Arundel High School Class of 1984?
Well, it's time to see where your classmates are and how well Father Time has treated them.
Class members are organizing the 10-year reunion and they are looking for help to track down alumni for the Aug. 19 event.
If you can supply information or want to learn more about the gathering, call 621- 7562.
Arundel High School class plays, rescheduled because of bad weather, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the school auditorium.
The freshmen class will present "There Ain't No Santa Claus," written by Danny Byrnes and directed by Mike Perry. Cast members are: Chris Dahl, Lori Fogie, Emmanuel Ngyuen, Geoff Peterson, Ursula Taherian and Matt Teliak.
The sophomore class will present "Looking for Answers," written by Laurie Touma and directed by Cathy Robinson. The actors are: Liz Bennett, Chris Cox, Lisa Kilmkiewicz, Aaron Kline, Ben Pace, Trisha Penn and the author.
The junior class play will be "The Constance of a Distinguished Party," by Ben Rogers. Senior Chris Peterson is directing this play. Cast members are: Pat Dorian, Jessica Dorr, Jesse Gimperling, Travis Jennings, Evelina Marchetti, Eric Miller and the author.
The senior play will be "Now And Then," written by junior Pat Dorian and directed by Jason Matthews. The cast includes Mark Daily, Wendy Gridley, Kariene Mighty and Lindsay Tozier.
Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door. Come out and support all of our local stars.
For information, call Bruce McDade at 674-6500.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing your partner.
The Crofton Civic Association will be having a country-western dance on Feb. 26.
You say you can't Boot Scoot Boogie? Don't despair, lessons will be given from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. before the start of evening festivities.
The cost is $15 for a couple and $10 for those of you who are single or whose partner just won't go.
The dance will be at the Arundel Fire Hall.
For information on the dance or any of the other events to celebrate Crofton's 30th birthday, call Sue Bents at Town Hall, 721-2301.