Jaycees to treat community to Fourth of July celebration


A Sunday of music, food, games and crafts is on tap this week, courtesy of the Crofton Jaycees.

After months of planning and scheduling, the Jaycees will treat the community to a Fourth of July celebration at Crofton Elementary School.

Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the kids out for the moon bounce. The band De Ja Vu will fill the air with tunes from the '50s and '60s. About 1:30 p.m., a tae kwon do exhibition will be held. And there will be a raffle of Bowie Baysox tickets and a team jersey.

There will be lots of food and crafts to keep everyone entertained. The Crofton Civic Association also will be on hand selling Crofton 30th anniversary T-shirts that are sure to be a collector's item.

If your group would like to set up a booth at the celebration or help staff one, call Michele Devine at 721-7016.


The Crofton Teen Club is holding a dance and pool party from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club on Reynolds Street.

The party is open to all area teens up to the age of 17. The cost is $3 per person, which covers the cost of volleyball, basketball, pizza, soda and a disc jockey.

The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m in Crofton Town Hall on Crofton Parkway.

The club is responsible for the haunted house each Halloween and has ski trips and other supervised activities.

For more information on the club, contact adult leader Debbie Bogush at 721-2301.


The Bowie/Crofton Multiple Sclerosis support group will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Adult Day Care Center of Bowie, 3112 Belair Drive.

Peter Thomas, a lawyer, will be discussing employment-related issues. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call 721-1537.


The Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Riedel Road, will be having a Vacation Bible School July 18-22 for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade.

Classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

A $5 registration fee will be charged, and space is limited so register early.

Both teachers and volunteers are needed.

A nursery will be provided for teachers.

For information or to register, call the church offices at 721-9129, or Jonathan Inskeep, 858-1595.


Your children will learn how to create animals using simple shapes when cartoonist and illustrator Jim Sizemore gives two demonstrations at the Crofton branch library on July 27.

The shows, at 1:30 and 3 p.m., are part of the Summer Reading Program.

A professional cartoonist for 30 years, Sizemore has had his work published in The Sun, Maryland Family magazine, Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest.

The Baltimore resident conducts cartooning workshops throughout the region. The free hour-long program is geared toward children entering grades one to six in the fall.

Registration is not required; however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children should bring along a note pad and pencil.

The library's free Summer Reading Program, which includes reading activities, prize drawings and other events, will continue through Aug. 20.

In addition to programs for grade-school children, there will be activities for pre-schoolers.

Call the library at 222-7915 or 261-3909.

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