MINIATURE GOLF is family fun on a warm spring evening. Join Hampstead Elementary School PTA at Play-A-Round, the mini golf course at the Four Seasons complex on Hampstead-Mexico Road, on Friday.
A school fund-raiser, the evening of miniature golf will run from 5 to 9. The course is illuminated and features moving water, landscaping and a few moderately difficult holes on a professionally designed course.
"It's just to go play putt-putt, a family fun night out. Anyone can come," said Pat Lewis, PTA member and event organizer. "Proceeds benefit the PTA budget, which provides cultural programs, birthday books, field trips and other activities needed to support educational programs."
Annual activities include selling inexpensive Mother's Day flowers for children to purchase.
Putt-putt is $5 and $3.75 for children younger than age 12.
Workshops for parents
Workshops to inspire parents are being offered by teachers at Spring Garden Elementary School this month.
Tomorrow evening, parents will be shown how mundane activities can be changed to promote reading readiness. "Using Everyday Life Experiences to Promote Reading and Language Development" is offered by Renee Gallagher, who specializes in communication development.
Media specialists Beth Hall and Darlene Long will explore computers as an educational tool for kids. They offer the workshop "Internet Training and Data Bases that Can Be Used From Home" and "Exploring Software that Our Children Use in Our Computer Lab" on Tuesday.
Summer fun at cultural attractions will be offered by Debbie Lemieux, extended enrichment program specialist, May 17. "Exploring Museums that You and Your Child Can Visit" provides information about diverse museums, exhibits, summer programs and events. Brochures, fliers and other materials will be available.
Each workshop is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Advance registration is required.
Information and registration: Patti Lambert, 410-751-3433.
Scout golf tourney
Boy Scout Troop 320 of Manchester, experienced in orienteering and wilderness camping, is sponsoring a golf tournament May 10 at Oakmont Green Golf Club in Hampstead.
The tournament fee is $65 or $260 per team of four and includes golf cart, greens fees for 18 holes, beverages served by golf cart on the course during play and a steak dinner in the clubhouse after the last round.
Prizes will be awarded for the three best scores. Door prizes will be given. Last year's tournament gave the troop funds to expand camping opportunities.
Information: David Weihs, 410-239-2425.
Recorder and choral concert
The fourth- and fifth-grade chorus of Spring Garden Elementary School will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 16.
The chorus will perform selections from "The Sound of Music" and "Mozart Mania."
The musical group also will perform selections on recorders, a wind instrument that dates to the Middle Ages.
Soa-Fan Treat is the choral music instructor.
The school is at 700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead.
Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.