Make your holiday a happy and safe one


MERRY CHRISTMAS and happy holidays! Here's hoping that everyone has a safe holiday. Take time to be a part of the Christmas holiday by attending one of these services offered by community churches:

Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will have Christmas Eve candlelight services at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday. On Dec. 29, the church will have one service at 11 a.m. The youth and children will present an upbeat musical, "Baa, Baa Bethlehem."

St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., will offer a family service at 7 p.m. with a children's sermon and handbells and a festival service of Holy Communion with candlelighting at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, a festival service of Holy Communion will be offered at 10 a.m.

There will be one service at 10 a.m. Dec. 29 and no Sunday school. A Christmas cookie reception will be held after the

service in the social hall.

Democratic Club party

Don't be left home on New Year's Eve! Get your tickets now for the New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, 619 Matthews Ave.

A hot and cold buffet with a limited open bar will be offered. Dance to the sounds of Rocking Ron the DJ. Bring in the new year with noisemakers, hats and favors.

Tickets are $25. Call Virginia Uzialko at 789-2013 or the club at 636-1504 after 7 p.m.

Winter basketball

Looking for something for your children to do during the winter months? How about basketball? The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association still has openings in its youth basketball program. Boys and girls ages 5 to 15 are invited.

Registration fees are $30 for one child, $50 for two, and $5 more for each additional child. To register, call Pat Combs at 789-1947 or Roger McGhee at 636-4561.

AIA Christmas party

The Arundel Improvement Association's annual Christmas party is scheduled at 1 p.m. today at the AIA hall, 705 Cross St. Neighbors are invited to bring a covered dish to share and join in the festivities.

Information: 789-2192.

Adult education

The Maryland External High School Diploma Program is an alternative for motivated adults who did not complete high school and have learned through life experiences.

Program participants are required to develop a portfolio of take-home projects, interviews, oral and written activities.

Individuals interested in this program must have good reading, writing and math skills.

They can register at Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle School on Andover Road.

Information: 691-9088.

Senior sports

Are you a senior citizen interested in sports? Basketball and volleyball will be offered for athletes 60 and older from 10 a.m. until noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the old Brooklyn Park High School on Hammonds Lane.

Basketball will be played in a 3-on-3 format, but volleyball will be played with full teams. Both programs are offered free. For more information, call Bill Prunkl at 242-6580.

Harbor Hospital news

Have you resolved to give up smoking in the New Year? Learn to quit smoking through behavior modification with Harbor Hospital Center's Fresh Start program.

Developed by the American Lung Association, the six-week course educates smokers about the situations in their lives that trigger them to smoke and teaches coping strategies.

Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 7 through Feb. 11 in the Education Center at Helix HealthPark. Advance registration is required by Dec. 30.

The $15 cost of the program is refunded if the participant completes the class.

To register: 347-2563.

Pub Date: 12/22/96

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