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Maryland Gazette
September 7, 2013
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Group of local gyms gives $50K to diabetes organization
KATHLEEN SHATT Correspondent

Gold's Gym will give more than $50,000 to the Maryland chapter of the American Diabetes Association, representing its fundraising efforts for the charity over the past year at its Glen Burnie gyms in Marley Station mall and on Ritchie Highway, as well as its Crofton, Bowie and Dundalk locations.

The check will be presented at the Marley Station mall gym during a group exercise banquet on Friday.

Exercise director Kim Murphy said all five franchises have the same owner who embraces the corporation's sponsorship of the National Tour de Cure fundraiser. The local gyms sponsored a team, The Fantastic Five, who was the top fundraiser nationally among Gold Gyms' teams. Murphy said they received an award at a recent convention in Las Vegas for the honor.

Other local fundraisers that added to the donation include a spin-athon, dance-athon and a indoor triathlon.

"It all goes to ADA," Murphy said. "One way to fix diabetes is by exercising. By getting people exercising, it can relieve the symptoms of type 2 diabetes."

The gym has sponsored the Tour de Cure for the past 10 years.

For details, contact Murphy at 443-889-7014.

School memorabilia

Richard Henry Lee Elementary School is seeking old school memorabilia for a display case being organized in its lobby by the school's Historical Committee.

Donations of old papers, books, photos or memorabilia may be dropped off at the school, 400 A St.

For details, call Claudine Dunning at 410-761-8896 or the school at 410-222-7960.

Free carnival

Glen Burnie United Methodist Church youth group will host a free carnival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 5 Second Ave. S.E.

The event is for ages 11 to 18 and includes games, food and fellowship.

For details, contact the church at 410-761-4381 or [email protected]

St. Paul's youth

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a planning meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to plan activities for the upcoming year for its youth group.

Interested adults should gather at the youth house on the church's property, 308 Oak Manor Drive.

For details, call the church at 410-766-2283.

Back-to-school nights

Several local schools will host back-to-school nights next week to give parents an opportunity to learn more about their child's upcoming school year.

Richard Henry Lee Elementary, 400 A St., 410-222-6435 - 6 p.m. Tuesday.Woodside Elementary, 160 Funke Road, 410-222-6910 - 6 p.m. Tuesday.George T. Cromwell Elementary, 525 Wellham Ave., 410-222-6920 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.North County High, 10 E. First Ave., 410-222-6970 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parents should bring a copy of their student's schedule.Corkran Middle, 7600 Quarterfield Road, 410-222-6493 - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.Glen Burnie Park Elementary, 500 Marlboro Road, 410-222-6400 - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.Oakwood Elementary, 330 Oak Manor Drive, 410-222-6420 - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17.Ferndale Early Education Center, 105 Packard Ave., 410-222-6927 - 6 p.m. Sept. 18.

Diabetes information

ShopRite, 6716 Ritchie Highway, will offer a free nutrition tour of the store with registered dietitian Mary Gianforte from Medstar Harbor Hospital from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

As space is limited, participants must sign up in advance.

For details, contact Carol Boyer at 443-591-2070 or [email protected] or the hospital at 410-350-2555.

The store also will offer "Marketing Strategies to Take Your Business to the Next Level," a free seminar from the Small Business Administration, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

For details, contact Tonia McCoy at 40-961-4392, Ext. 310.

Exercise classes

Baltimore Washington Medical Center will offer a new series of exercise classes to help area residents get fit.

The 10-week sessions of classes will begin Sept. 30 at the hospital, 301 Hospital Drive, and at the BW Health Services on Teague Road in Hanover. Beginning and intermediate yoga, pilates, yoga/pilates combination class, prenatal yoga, yin yoga, fitness fusion and zumba classes will be taught by certified instructors.

Classes cost $50 for the entire session.

Advance registration is required. Participants can sign up online at Visa, MasterCard and Discover card are accepted.

For details, call 410-787-4367.

Biltmore bus trip

The Ferndale Garden Club will host an overnight bus trip to Asheville, N.C., to tour the famous Biltmore Estate from Nov. 2 to 5.

The house built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 will be decorated for the Christmas holiday season and, due to its Southern climate, many plants in the expansive gardens will still be in bloom.

The cost is $552 for double occupancy and includes bus transportation; lodging for three nights; a candlelight tour of the Biltmore interior; a return visit to tour and wander the grounds and gardens, including shopping; a tour of the Biltmore Winery and a wine tasting; a visit to Antler Hill Village; three dinners and three breakfasts; a tour of Asheville; and all taxes and meal gratuities.

Space is limited. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold a seat reservation. The balance is due by Oct. 15.

For details, contact Kathy Shatt at 410-766-8547 or [email protected]

Pascal Senior Center

Seniors at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, have a busy week full of activities, entertainment and exercise options.

The De-Clutter group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday to talk about downsizing and organizing.

Bob Eveson

leads the Pascal Pacers on an outdoor walk through Saw Mill Creek Park at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Karen Showmaker

will help seniors with knitting projects at 10 a.m. Monday and Sept. 23.

Christine Barth


Betty Fitch

will offer help with crochet, plastic canvas and cross stitch projects at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.Fitness instructor

Louise Mulvey

will offer a free demonstration on how to safely use exercise equipment at the center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited.The Kinship Caregiver Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call

Diana Taylor


Shay Brooks

at 410-222-7423, Ext. 54.

Mary Fridley

, a registered nurse, will lead the caregiver's support group at its monthly meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.The Severna Park Bums will lead center members in an old-fashioned sing-along, interspersed with skits and jokes, at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12.Certified massage therapist

Bonnie Pavlak

will offer free neck, back or head massages from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 12.Audiologist

Stephen Pallet

will offer a hearing screening and adjust hearing aids by appointment on Sept. 13.The movie "Quartet" will be shown at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 13.

For details, call the center at 410-222-6680.

Meetings next week

Glen Burnie Chapter 606 of the AARP - Monday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association hall, 19 Crain Highway S.E. Beverages and dessert at noon, business meeting at 12:30 p.m. and followed by a presentation at 1 p.m. from

Patricia Danner

from Health and Human Services in Philadelphia on the Affordable Health Care Act. Also,

Amy Rubino

from the county Department of Aging will answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid. There will be a collection of nonperishable food for the North County Emergency Outreach Network, loose change for charities, Boxtop for Education labels and used toner cartridges. Contact President

Judy Litke

at 410-760-6253.

Pasadena Sportfishing Group

- 7:30 p.m. Monday at Glen Burnie Moose Lodge 1456, 1911 Crain Highway S. Capt.

Murray Easter

of Chesapeake Bay Sportsfishing will talk about fall fishing in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a country fried steak and sides. The cost is $5 for the meal. Free cake and coffee will be served. The program includes a prize table with fishing equipment, special kid's drawings, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Contact [email protected]Glen Burnie Chapter 1519 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church hall, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

Mary McGraw

from the Elizabeth Coronet Healthcare Network will be the guest speaker. Contact publicity chairwoman

Diane Shreves

at 410-760-3750.

September 5, 2013

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