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Recreation and Parks plans many fall programs


Don't fill up your family's fall calendar until you've checked out the variety of programs offered in the Pasadena area by county Recreation and Parks in its Fall '95 Guide.

School-age youngsters can learn gymnastics at classes scheduled at Riviera Beach Elementary School on Saturdays or at Bodkin Elementary School on Thursdays.

For preschoolers, there's Munchkins-In-Motion, a low-key program featuring simple games and gymnastics-style activities on Saturday mornings at Riviera Beach Elementary.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 can learn Kenpo karate, taught by Winged Dragon instructors, at classes scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Riviera Beach Elementary.

An art class called Child Artist is being offered Tuesday afternoons at Pasadena Elementary.

Teens can learn about poise, modeling and makeup at an eight-week beginner modeling class Saturday mornings at Chesapeake High School.

Adults can get into shape at evening bio-aerobics classes at Northeast High School starting Monday. A low-impact, fat-burning aerobics course is scheduled for late afternoon at Riviera Beach Elementary and in the evening at Northeast High School.

Volleyball for men and women 18 and older will return on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Riviera Beach Elementary starting Oct. 2.

A series of seven workshops is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday mornings at Chesapeake High School. The series includes instruction in silk ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, dream catchers, paper twist, pine cone wreaths, potpourri ornaments and iron-on applique.

The Tush Push and other basic country line dancing steps will be taught at beginner's classes Tuesday evenings at Jacobsville Elementary or Wednesday evenings at Riviera Beach Elementary.

The most popular new line dances, such as Bad Dog Boggie, Rodeo Rock and Metamorphasized will be taught at the country line dance II class offered Tuesday evenings from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Jacobsville Elementary.

Program fees vary. Registration forms and a complete listing of fall programs offered by recreation and parks are in the Fall Guide available at county libraries or department headquarters.

For details, call 222-7313.


Learn to do-si-do at a free square dancing evening sponsored by the Anne Arundel Twirlers Group at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community United Methodist Church hall, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road.

The group offers lessons every Wednesday evening at the church for all ages and all levels of square dancers for a small fee. Dancers without partners are welcome.

For more information about the Twirlers, call 255-5902.


Storytime for preschoolers will return to the Mountain Road and Riviera Beach branch libraries next week.

The free program is for children ages 2 to 6. Parents or care givers should accompany 2- and 3-year-olds.

Storytime at the Mountain Road branch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

At the Riviera Beach branch, Storytime is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, call the Mountain Road branch, 222-6699 or Riviera Beach branch, 222-6285.


Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is holding a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 to raise money for its Partner in Missions program.

Tickets are $15 and include a choice of ham, turkey, seafood Newburg, vegetables and desserts, and entertainment by the duo Sweet Spirit.

Baby-sitting and meals will be provided for children under 12.

Reservations must be made by Wednesday.

Proceeds will be used to help build a church in Uganda.

For tickets or more information, call 647-3090.


The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Raymond Kelly Council #10966, is having a raffle to raise money for needy families in the St. Jane Frances Parish family.

Prizes include a custom-built dollhouse, a framed watercolor painting and a silk floral arrangement.

Tickets are $1 each. The drawing is Nov. 2.

For more information, call Dawn Fischer, 255-9561.


American Legion Post 277 will begin weekly bingo games at 1 p.m. Sunday at the post, Pittman and Carbide roads off Fort Smallwood Road.

Food and beverages also will be sold.

Proceeds will help support legion projects.

For more details, call Art Barnes, 544-4852.

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