Exercise those New Year's resolutions with classes


WELCOMING THE new year with good intentions, resolutions and renewed energy is one of the byproducts of the holiday season. What better way to put resolutions into practice than by exercising mind and body?

Union Bridge Recreation Council offers classes and activities to get you going this winter.

Aerobics classes invite you to jump, stretch and hop to upbeat music as you burn calories, have fun and meet neighbors. Sandy Grable teaches classes at 6: 30 p.m. Jan. 25 at New Windsor Middle School's cafeteria.

You can register at the first class. The cost is $30 for the Monday and Thursday sessions, which run through April 29. Participants should bring a mat or blanket, and dress comfortably.

Information: Nancy Owings, 410-775-7541.

Anyone who wants to try the stretching, rhythmic breathing and challenge of yoga should consider joining yoga classes taught by Laurel Hummel. Sessions are available for those who can spare time during the day and those who need an evening schedule.

Hummel's classes will Wednesday through March 31. New students meet from 5: 30 p.m. to 6: 45 p.m. and those at the beginning level (with previous yoga experience) meet from 7 p.m. to 8: 15 p.m. Classes will be held at the New Windsor Middle School auxiliary gym.

Hummel also teaches classes open to everyone from 11 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Jan. 21 to April 1, at Union Bridge Community Center. Cost is $65.

Information: 410-775-7541.

For a more social workout, join volleyball enthusiasts at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School's gym Thursday nights. For 75 cents an evening, play the game in a recreational, competitive atmosphere. Games are open to all.

Information: Steve Keeney, 410-775-7780.

Sight and Sound star

Any of my neighbors who have driven to Lancaster, Pa., for a production of "Noah," at the city's Sight and Sound Theater return awed by the experience. The re-creation of the biblical story of Noah in music, sight and sound sweeps them away.

This weekend the lead in that production, Joe Myering, comes to Messiah United Methodist Church to perform a concert of contemporary music and testimony. The free concert begins at 6: 30 p.m. Sunday with a dessert reception afterward.

Leslie Slater, Messiah's music director, ran into Myering recently and invited him to perform in Carroll. The two had performed together years ago in a Baltimore production, "110 in the Shade." When they connected again before the holidays, Slater asked Myering to perform at her church.

Myering, a Baltimore native, brings an array of credits to his work. He has performed in more than 200 operas and musical theater roles and was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. His talents have been showcased in nationally broadcast television and radio programs. He joined the cast of "Noah" in 1994.

Information: 410-756-6085 or 410-840-2086.

Flower designs

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to clean the kitchen cupboards, then you'll want to participate in an open meeting sponsored by Silver Fancy Garden Club.

Floral designer Jalna Brown from Dutterer Florist will demonstrate how to use "Surprises From Your Garden and Kitchen Cabinets" in flower arrangements at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

Information: 410-756-2380.

Cheap eats

Here's something to get you out of bed Sunday morning: Taneytown Rod and Gun Club sponsors a "Good Old Country Breakfast" from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the club, 12380 Shoemaker Road. Cost: adults, $4.50; children ages 8 to 12, $3.

Information: 410-751-1685.

Judy Reilly's Northwest neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 1/14/99

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