Open house scheduled for new elderly volunteer service branch


Partners in Care Inc., a service exchange program, will launch its Brooklyn Park satellite with an open house from 9 a.m. to noon July 25.

The satellite will operate out of the Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane.

Partners in Care provides occasional volunteer assistance, such as transportation to medical appointments or grocery shopping, to elderly or disabled adults.

Volunteers get credit for their hours, which can be exchanged for services or be donated to others.

The Brooklyn Park satellite is part of an expansion program that is being made possible by a grant from the United Way of Central Maryland.

To volunteer or to find out more about this program, please stop by. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 553-8054.


Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will sponsor its second "Wonderful Wednesdays" at 6:30 p.m. this week. A pizza supper will be served, followed by an hour of songs and games.

Families are invited to come join in the fun. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the costs. The church is at 110 Townsend Ave.


The weather may be hot, but the Brooklyn Park Library is a cool place to visit.

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, in conjunction with their Summer Reading Program, children will get the chance to see "fizz, foam and flash," when the Maryland Science Center staff brings its chemistry show to the library.

"What's the Matter" is a free program for children entering grades kindergarten through six in the fall.

The library is at 1 E. 11th Ave. Registration for the performance is not required, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Parents are reminded that children entering kindergarten or grades one through nine must have proof of two doses of measles and one dose of mumps vaccine (in addition to other required immunizations) before entering school in the fall.

The Brooklyn Park Health Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to give the shots.

No fee is charged, but donations up to $5 are appreciated. Appointments are required.

Information: 222-6620.


North County High School students who are interested in driving to school in the fall must have a parking permit.

Permits will be issued based on the student's grade or schedule. Seniors should bring their registration form to the school office, completed and signed, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the week of July 31.

Students who can't get to the school that week should mail their application to the school, attention of Mr. Cook.

Juniors can bring their completed application to the office during the first week of school (Aug. 28). The remaining parking spaces will be doled out to juniors on a random selection basis.

All students must display a permit on their vehicle on the first day they use the lot.


Harbor Hospital Center is offering free valet parking for patients and visitors. Uniformed attendants are on duty at the visitors entrance from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Tips will not be accepted.

This program is in keeping with the hospital's philosophy of providing convenience and easy access to services for patients and their family members.

For more information, call 347-3487.

* The Pastoral Care Division will provide an ecumenical service at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Extended Care Facility lounge on the fifth floor.

For more information, call 347-3487.


Congratulations to Larry Keiser, the winner of the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association baseball/softball raffle.

Keiser won four tickets to last Friday's Orioles game. He traveled in style -- door to door limo service -- with a stop for dinner at the Rose Restaurant.

The Oriole Bird stopped by to greet Keiser and his guests.

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