Easter Bunny and experts offer safety tips and lunch

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures draw us all outside to catch up on neglected yard chores or start our own spring training games. But that sudden exertion could lead to injuries, especially among children.

To help families, Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring its first Kids Safety Day and free lunch with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the firehouse, 4498 Mountain Road.

Representatives of more than 12 government and community service agencies will offer pointers on outdoor safety. Police officers will talk about crime prevention and bicycle safety; state Natural Resources police will provide tips on water safety; and Health Department workers will talk about playground safety and nutrition.

And don't forget, lunch with the Easter Bunny will be free.

Information: Jane Huffman, 410-255-0921.

Bunny at park

More bunny visits, this time at Lake Waterford Park.

The Easter Bunny and several friends will visit the park between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Children and their parents can hop along the bunny trail and collect candy and prizes the bunny has left along the way. Don't forget to bring a basket or bag to collect goodies.

Children under age 2 can get a giant Easter basket arrangements from the bunny.

The fee is $2 per child.

While you are there, check the Adopt-A-Duck program sponsored by the Friends of Lake Waterford Park.

You can choose from three contribution levels, from $10 to $40, to help pay for feed and care for the ducks and geese that are prime attractions at the lake.

Information: 410-222-6248.

Preparing for Y2K

Representatives from area churches are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, to consider how to help in case of power outages and other potential problems because of Y2K -- the switch to year 2000 that could cause computer disruption.

While no one can know in advance the severity or duration of problems Y2K might cause, it is reasonable to consider options and plan and prepare accordingly, said George Fauth, who will lead the program.

Those particularly vulnerable include senior citizens, homeless people and infants.

Information: 410-255-8338 or Magothy United Methodist Church, 410-255-2420.

Rock 'n' bowl again

After overwhelming demand, Pasadena Christian Teens will sponsor another Christian rock 'n' bowl from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and April 2 at Riviera Bowl, 8551 Fort Smallwood Road.

Church youth groups can reserve lanes; individuals are welcome also. Groups should reserve lanes as soon as possible.

The cost is $10 per person for three games of duckpin bowling, rental shoes, and a slice of pizza.

Christian rock and alternative music will be provided by Red Sphere Production.

Pasadena Christian Teens is also sponsoring a poster contest to promote television decency. Posters should be based on the theme, "What Would Jesus Watch."

The contest is open to middle and high school students through participating churches. Each church will pick one member to represent it.

Entries must be 14 inches by 22 inches -- about a half-sheet of poster board. Posters may be in color or black and white. Art work and composition must be original. No copyrighted art may be used.

Two winning entries, one from a middle school pupil and one from a high school student, will earn prizes.

Information: Sharon Mager, 410-439-0344.

Flea market

Buy a secondhand treasure or get rid of household clutter and make a few bucks at the flea market sponsored by the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus 10966 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at St. Jane Frances hall in Riviera Beach.

Table rentals are $10 for a 6-foot section or $15 for a 12-foot section.

The group is accepting donations to stock its table excluding clothing, large appliances or furniture.

Information: 410-255-2619 or 410-255-9561.

Carwash and sweets

Get your car washed and help the Riviera Beach Spirits 12-and-under girls softball team raise money for travel expenses for the National Softball Association tournament in July in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Players and their parents will wash cars and sell baked goods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Goodyear Tire Center, 3100 Mountain Road.

Donations will be accepted.

Information: Coach Joe Hart, 410-255-9921.

Benefit coffeehouse

Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is having a coffeehouse from 7: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. April 9 .

Performers will include Otis Stroup, Chesapeake High School's Vocal Ensemble and the Frostburg University Collegium Chorus.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students.

Child care will be provided by reservation.

Proceeds will benefit the church's music ministry.

Information: 410-647-3090.

Pub Date: 3/26/99

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