This year Bushy Park Elementary School is partnering with Healthy Howard to teach students to "Eat Right, Get Moving, & Stay Healthy". This year the BPES PTA will focus on the same goals by substituting a Fall Fun Run & Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser in lieu of selling cookie dough. One hundred percent of the money collected from this fundraiser will be used to fund PTA activities and events — classroom enrichment, school assemblies, Family Fun events, and much more.

Students took part in this Run & Walk-A-Thon Nov. 7. Parents and sponsors were on hand to cheer the students on as they completed the course during their grade level recess.


There will be plenty of fun seasonal activities going on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, in Glenwood. The morning will kick off at 9 a.m. with a Family Turkey Waddle. Planned for participants ages 5 and older, this is your family's opportunity to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Join in the crisp early morning 1-mile fun run turkey waddle.

All waddlers that complete the fun walk/run will be entered into a prize drawing for a gift card that can be used toward your family's Thanksgiving. Three winners will be chosen. Event will be held rain or shine.

The cost is $7 for center members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required. To register or for additional information, call 410-313-4840.

The Kangaroo Kids also have a day of fun planned Saturday, Nov. 12. Their Fall Jump Rope Event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $50, youth ages 6 and older can enjoy a day of fun and fitness. The Kangaroo Kids precision jump rope team is offering a day of jump rope instruction in single rope, double dutch and long rope at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

This is a great time to learn new jump rope skills and to master current skills. Jump rope instruction is provided by experienced coaches and jumpers. This event is for participants ages 6 and older.

Children ages 6-9 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear athletic shoes. Jump ropes will be available for participants to borrow during the workshop or they may purchase a rope at the event. Jump ropes and related merchandise will also be available for purchase during the day. Lunch may be purchased at Gary J. Arthur Community Center.

To register, call 410-313-7275.

Also Nov. 12, kick off your holiday shopping with the community center's fifth annual Holiday Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the fair is free for shoppers and you will find a unique offering of gifts and home décor at this event.

The Glenelg High School Student Government Association will be hosting its first 5k Turkey Trot and Fun Run Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. at the high school. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chesapeake Bay Fund, while all other proceeds will directly benefit all four classes for student activities.

The first 200 participants will be guaranteed a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female runners in their age categories.

Entry fee for the 5k is $25 and $10 for the Fun Run. Pick up a registration form in the school's front office or register online at active.com, key words GHS Turkey Trot.

Interested in helping, but not interested in running? Donations to the Turkey Trot are always appreciated. For more ways to help, email Michelle Oland at michelle_oland@hcpss.org or at 410-313-5528. Or go to http://www.active.com/donate/ghsturkeytrot to donate to our cause.

Keith Dunn, a public speaker who specialized in Internet safety and technology, will be at Glenwood Middle School Nov. 16. He will be speaking to parents that evening about cyber bullying and Internet and technology safety beginning at 7 pm. Glenwood invites interested parents from the community to attend this presentation.

Dunn has spent more than 11 years giving Cyber Technology Seminars and during that time has spoken with nearly 20,000 students around the country. During his work as an undercover investigator for Internet Crimes, he was at the forefront of the safety issues for your child's cyber world of the Internet, gaming and communications.


His work with schools, law enforcement and the legal profession gives him a unique perspective on the many issues facing parents today. More information, as well as a sampling of his presentations, can be found at kdcop.com.