Tsunami relief

The Jing Ying Institute at 1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., No. 6, Arnold, is sponsoring a fund-raiser that will include a Chinese New Year celebration with lion dances, an indoor yard sale, free lessons, martial arts demonstrations, a kick-a-thon, a bake sale and other activities.

Owners Nancy and Billy Greer wanted to help with relief efforts and were brainstorming ideas when they became aware of fellow homeschooler Debi Jasen's desire to organize an indoor yard sale to support Tsunami relief efforts. The community is being asked to donate items for a yard sale or attend the event to shop for goods.

Activities will start Feb. 11 with a 90-minute introductory Tai Chi class at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $5 with all proceeds being donated.

On Feb. 12, the school will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The yard sale and bake sale will run continuously during this time and various free demonstrations, classes and activities will be scheduled during the day. Visit www.JingYing.org for the schedule.

Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Corp,, an international relief and development organization (www.MercyCorps.org).

To help with this fund-raiser, send a blank e-mail message to TsunamiReliefFundraiser-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Call 410-431-5200 for information.

Published 01/30/05, Copyright 2007 The Capital, Annapolis, Md.