Season's repeated bad weather like relentless 'Groundhog Day'


THIS WINTER HAS been like a bad scene from the movie "Groundhog Day." Make plans, it snows. Make plans, it snows. Enough, already.

Two events put on hold because of last weekend's snowstorm are rescheduled.

The Ladies' Guild of Magothy Chelsea Community Lutheran Church will hold its monthly breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church at Beach Avenue and Third Street.

Eggs, pancakes, french toast, creamed chipped beef, home-style potatoes, sausage, toast, homemade biscuits, fruit,

juice and beverages are on the menu.

The cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 to 12. Youngsters 3 and younger can eat free.

Profits will help pay for repairs to the narthex.

L Information: Ann Buckel, 255-4049; or Edie Foster, 255-1945.

Sports registrations

The Greater Riviera Recreation Council has scheduled another registration session for spring and summer sports from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Sunset Elementary School.

Organizations participating in tomorrow's sign-up are Riviera Little League, Riviera Girls' Softball League, Pasadena Clinic League and Havenwood Little League and Girls' Softball.

Copies of birth certificates are required for registration.

Hands-on science

Bodkin Elementary School PTA will present a two-part series of hands-on science activities and displays in an effort to focus attention on science for elementary school students and their parents.

The first family science night is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Almost 20 displays and presentations covering a variety of elementary science topics will be presented by students from Chesapeake Bay Middle School under the guidance of Larry Zoller, a science teacher.

"Many Bodkin families have volunteered their time in preparing the displays," said Marie Hartman, Bodkin PTA spokeswoman. "There will be hands-on activities with take-home information for students" from kindergerten to fifth grade.

The second part of the family night is at 7 p.m. March 12. Families can visit displays and return with data and conclusions that students have obtained from various take-home activities. The Maryland Science Center will present its traveling show, "Science to Amaze and Intrigue" at 7:45 p.m. The school will provide homework passes.

Information: Mrs. Hartman, 437-3880.

Church seminar series

Community United Methodist Church will begin a five-week series of seminars for all ages Sunday evening. The sessions, which continue Sundays throughout Lent, are titled "God's Kids," "Developing Loving Relationships," "Reading the Bible in the Late 20th Century" and "Creative Baby-Sitting."

The evenings will begin with covered-dish suppers at 5 p.m. Study sessions start at 6 p.m.

Baby-sitting will be provided by members of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship.

The church, at 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, also has scheduled registration for its 1996-1997 preschool program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4.

The classes, which start the first week in September, meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon weekdays, with 4-year-olds attending Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 3-year-olds Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee.

"We urge families to register early to reserve their spot," said Rosemarie Billing-Briggs, administrative director.

The preschool also is accepting donations for its weeklong silent auction March 2 through 9.

Information: 255-1506.

Baby pantry donations

The Family Circle of Pasadena United Methodist Church is collecting donations for the emergency baby pantry, sponsored by Food Like, the county Department of Social Services and the Junior League of Annapolis.

As a part of its child advocacy program, the group will accept donations of unopened formula, baby food and bottles, disposable diapers, new or used baby clothing, layette items, bathing and cleaning supplies and infant toys. A box will be in the foyer of the church at 61 Ritchie Highway through March.

Information: Robin Mearman, Family Circle co-president, 544-5369.

Healing Mass

The Roman Catholic parish of St. Jane Frances de Chantal in Riviera Beach will offer a healing Mass for people coping with the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome at noon March 17.

The church is at 8513 St. Jane Drive.

Information: 255-4646.

Designer Showhouse

The Pasadena Business Association will meet at noon March 6 at the Anchor Inn, 7617 Water Oak Point Road.

Clair Dobry, an association member, and Bill Homoky of the North Arundel Hospital Foundation will provide an overview of the Designer Showhouse tour at Bodkin Point April 13 to May 12.

Information: 987-4887.

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