Festivals, fairs, craft shows, holly marts and bazaars.
As the holidays approach you will be reading about many in the area.
Each will be unique, interesting and fun.
One, however, claims to be the "Beary Best Craft Bazaar." This bazaar is sponsored by the Parents Club of North County High School and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. North County, formerly Andover High School, is on Andover Road in Linthicum.
Shoppers can wander among handcrafted treasures from 50 professional artisans. Lots of country articles will be available: apple people, plaster farm animals, hand-made baskets, candles, folk art, curtains, pierced lamp shades and pine and oak furniture.
Also available will be nautical items, Victorian boxes and art works, including pen & ink drawings, water colors and calligraphy items.
Christmas decorations will be a highlight, featuring old-world Santas and decorated grapevine wreaths. This is just a partial list of the many quality items that can be purchased for the home and for gifts. Not to be forgotten are lots of "Beary Best" bears.
Wander through the concession area and pick up some goodies, including brownies and whole cakes. Lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. The menu will include cream of broccoli soup, meatball subs, chicken salad croissants and drinks. Tables and chairs will be set up for a relaxing lunch.
Profits from the bazaar will be used for academic and technical scholarships and to supplement other school programs.
Want to do some traveling through some well-known herb gardens? Then come to the monthly meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club at 10 a.m. on Friday, at the Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Ferndale.
Two club members who spent part of their summer touring gardens in England and the eastern United States will share their experiences.
While visiting friends in England, Doris Creamer toured both private and public gardens, such as the Hyde Hall Gardens and Beth Chatto's Garden. She will be showing pictures she took and will also speak on the flower auction at Aalsmeer, Holland, another very impressive stop.
Helen Cummings will talk about her bus trip with Bertha Reppert, a well-known herbalist from Mechanicsville, Pa. This trip took her to many herb gardens in New England, included Caprilands, the White Flower Farm, The Cloisters, Gilberties and Sturbridge Village. She will discuss each and also the Wellsweep Herb Farm in New Jersey and the Rodale Research Farm in Pennsylvania.
A general business meeting, with elections of officers for the coming year, will follow the program. Visitors and new members are welcome.
Those attending are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Anyone wishing to share plants or cuttings can bring them to this meeting. For more information, please call the club president, Sue Latini at 766-1463.
North County High School Band students are asking for your support!
They and the Parent Teacher Student Association are having a joint Citrus Fruit Sale beginning Nov. 6.
Each box contains approximately 40 lbs. of fruit. Navel oranges are $16.25; red grapefruit. $14; and a mixed box of half orange, half grapefruit is $15.50. All orders must be received by Nov. 30.
If you would like to place an order and do not know a band student, please call the school office at 859-5400, or write to NCHS 415 Andover Road, Linthicum 21090. Checks should be made out to NCHS-PTSA.
The fruit will arrive from Florida the middle of December, just in time for the Christmas holidays, and will be delivered by the band students.
The Linthicum American Association of Retired Persons No. 2244 has a full agenda for the monthly meeting on Thursday. An annual Harvest Festival, general meeting and election of officers is planned at the St.
Johns Lutheran Church Hall, 300 W. Maple Road.
The festival begins at 11:30 a.m. and features a white elephant table, a variety of home-baked goods and hand-made items such as crocheted and knitted articles by members. Coffee and cake will be served until 12:30 a.m. The meeting starts at 1 p.m.
Members and non-members are invited.
If you are looking for a flea market this Saturday, drive to North County High School. There you will find bargains aplenty, rain or shine.
All available indoor tables have been rented to vendors who will be set up from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This yearly event, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Student Association, has always attracted a large crowd.
While browsing through the flea market, stop for lunch at the sub table between 10 a.m. and noon. Band members will be making cold cut submarine sandwiches that will sell for $3 whole and $1.50 for a half, and are filled with three kinds of meat, two kinds of cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Subs can be delivered if orders are placed ahead of time, either with a student or by calling the school office, 859-5400. Proceeds benefit the band.