The sixth annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at 4 S. Broadview Blvd.
It took little effort to recruit the 35 crafters who will be in attendance at the fair, as this always has been such a successful event.
Some are even setting up outside since available space in the hall was quickly filled.
Nothing they will display has been manufactured. All crafts are handmade, including embroidered articles, woodwork, wreaths and childrens toys.
A new idea in childrens' books will be a modern version involving a computer. Books will be personalized with the childs name and assembled there.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be available for lunch. Admission is free.
The Holiday Craft Fair provides funds for buying safety equipment to upgrade the service and to refurbish the ladder truck.
The department still needs firefighters. Anyone interested can stop by the fire hall for an application.
For information call 766-2131.
* As each woman entered the Ferndale Garden Club's Christmas Show last Thursday evening, she was presented with a beautiful carnation, compliments of Cedar Hill Florists. After sampling a wide variety of homemade cookies and punch, an estimated 150 people watched two designers, Marty Baikauskas from Cedar Hill Florist and Tom Medicus from Hilton Florist, create arrangements that were suitable for any room in the house. White and blue seemed to dominate the colors used with the fresh greens. Natural foliage found itself in company with dried and silk materials, all put together rather harmoniously.
Bill Noon, designer and commentator for the evening, explained how and why the designers choose the materials for the arrangements.
Everyone marveled at the idea of decorating a Christmas tree by using odds and ends found around the house. One had ornaments with a New Year's flair.
* A Band/Band Front parents meeting will take place at the North County High School band room at 7 p.m. tonight. This is a slight change in date because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The president will talk about the recent sub sale and plans for the band trip to South Carolina will be discussed.
The NCHS Band/Band Front is still working toward raising money for new pom pom and flag carriers' uniforms. They are hoping that the "Fun & Games Night" they have planned for Wednesday, Nov. 28, will bring them closer to their goal.
The "night" will be at the Roland Terrace Democratic Club, 619 Matthews Ave., Brooklyn Park. Bingo games will be played from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission is $3 and 25 cents for extra cards. There will be gift prizes.
A baked goods table and craft table will be filled with donated items.
Donations to these tables are being accepted. Call Rose Shomler, 636-7764.
The band also is having its citrus fruit sale. Orders can be taken until Nov. 30.
Available are navel oranges $16.25, red grapefruit $14 and a mixed crate for $15.50. Students can take orders or call the school office at 859-5400.
* The Elkridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines/Harmony International Inc.
invites the community to their Guest Night at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The singing group will entertain in the media center of Hilltop Elementary School, 6825 Melrose Ave., Ferndale.
Marsha Reed, a member, said barbershop singing is sometimes misunderstood. It is not quaint and old fashioned as we may think but very modern and upbeat.
That evening they will demonstrate just how entertaining and fun it is.
They will also exhibit the different forms and types of harmony that barbershop can take. Refreshments will be served.
This group meets once a week and provides an outlet for women who love singing. As Ms. Reed said, "This is our avenue to sing." Women who want to join are welcome.
* The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights had its most recent meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the clubhouse. The guest speaker for the program was Bianca Lavies. Lavies was a photographer for National Geographic from 1969-1987. Her work with the magazine enabled her to experience many diverse adventures that she graciously shared with the club members.
The women were guided by Lavies across the Atlantic in a sail boat, visited a rattlesnake pit in Canada and introduced to the inhabitants of a tree in her backyard in the Annapolis area -- all through photographic slides.
Lavies is writing children's nature books. Her latest creation, about timber rattle snakes, has just been released. What an exciting guest!
Delores Schuman and Marie Meredith, chairman and co-chairman of the Holly Mart, have been kept busy overseeing the work of lots of little elves as they labor in their shops preparing for the big event, the Holly Mart.
December 7 isn't very far away.