Resolving, again, not to make resolutions for the new year


AH, THE LAST day of 1996. Traditionally, a time for taking stock and making resolutions of change and plans for a fresh start in the new year.

I'm afraid I gave up making resolutions a decade or two ago,

finally admitting that I would likely not be able to keep them. I do make plans, however, and with help from the kind folks in the southeast area, I plan to continue this column.

I'm hoping that you'll make a resolution to let me know what your school, group, club or church is doing. I hope you'll give me a ring if your child does something noteworthy. Children love to see their names in print and enjoy the confidence boost it gives.

Music lessons

If one of your New Year's resolutions is about spending more quality time with your preschool child, a new program sponsored by the Freedom Area Recreation Council (FARC) may be just what you're looking for.

"Music Makers: At Home in the World" is the title of the music and movement class for children ages 4 1/2 to 6.

The music portion of the program helps promote language development, abstract thinking and voluntary thinking. Movement activities help develop balance, control and coordination. Singing, moving, listening and playing musical instruments are part of every class.

Parents are encouraged to join their child for the last few minutes of each class. Materials will be available for families to continue their musical experiences at home.

The program will be offered in three five-week sessions with a cost of $40 per student per session. Classes will be held from 1: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays (choose one day) in the Community Room at Carrolltown Center.

Session I is scheduled for Jan. 20 or 21 to Feb. 17 or 18. Session II is March 3 or 4 to April 7 or 8; and session III is April 21 or 22 to May 19 or 20.

Free demonstration classes will be presented by Barbara Ferrara Jan. 7 and 13 in the Community Room beginning at 1: 30 p.m.

Information: 876-9875.

Softball clinic

With Christmas less than a week behind us, it seems impossible to believe that spring and softball could be getting close. But, the Sykesville Slammers are helping to prepare girls ages 8 to 18 for the coming season.

The Slammers' annual Fast Pitch Instructional Clinic is set for Jan. 5 to March 2 (no session on Jan. 26) from 1: 30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. in the gym at Liberty High School.

The camp will focus on fielding, hitting techniques and batting stances. The Jan. 5 session will also include four pitching instructors who will offer tips on proper pitching and catching skills.

A $5 fee is due at the Jan. 5 session.

Information: Bill Withrow, 795-4943.

Majorette camp

The Freedom Fire Stars Majorette Corps is calling all twirlers to join its winter twirling camp in which basic baton twirling and marching will be emphasized.

The winter camp will be held for six weeks on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Eldersburg Elementary School.

Information: Judi Marlatt, 788-7312.

Pub Date: 12/31/96

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