Caring women are using their sewing talents to make layette items they plan to donate to local hospitals.
The Black-eyed Susan Smocking Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Linthicum Elementary School on Camp Meade Road.
Last month's workshop will be continued this month so participants can learn how to make bonnets. They will be selling the bonnets in March to raise money for the materials needed to make the premature baby and infant outfits. The outfits are contributed to area hospital to be given to families of deceased infants in order to assist them in their time of grief.
Last month Helen Kampe of Pasadena, a longtime member of the club conducted the bonnet- making workshop which included information on materials, patterns, construction and embellishment. She is an experienced workshop leader and proficient bonnet maker and was a storehouse of information gleaned from years of heirloomsewing and smocking activities. This month an instructor from Creative Needle Magic will share some sewing techniques.
The Black-eyed Susan Smocking meetings are on the first Thursday of each month and are open to anyone interested in smocking and heirloom sewing. The evening begins with a short business meeting. This is followed by a workshop of about 1 hours that will address some needlework technique.
There is also a show-and-tell period in which individuals can show their creations and discuss patterns and materials. An opportunity isalso provided for members to get answers to questions about smockingand sewing problems. The latest equipment and materials are highlighted along with help in locating sources. Members receive information about interesting classes offered in the area by schools, clubs, various shops and individuals.
Call Alma Dolin if you are interested in the club or would like to attend the workshop.
The Fellowship Baptist Church of Ferndale invites everyone to an evening of inspirational, Southern gospel music by the Anchormen from Goldsboro, N.C.Their ministry will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the GeorgeT. Cromwell Elementary School on Wellham Avenue.
There is no admission charge and early attendance in encouraged. Child care will be provided. For more information, call 761-0217.
Peace Lutheran Church is sponsoring an activity that is fun for the whole family. Children who are accompanied by their parents or guardian can attend a bowling night at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Coast Guard Yard's bowling alleys on Fort Smallwood Road. Snacks will be provided. Karen Byrd is coordinator for this event.
Anyone wishing to attend can call 766-3283.
Members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519 are reminded that the next monthly meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the HarundalePresbyterian Church Hall next to the North County Library on RitchieHighway.
This month's speaker will be Philip Precht from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. The topic will be "Value of Your Electricity Dollar." Many other issues will be discussed including the location of future meetings.
Reservations are still being accepted for the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on March 12 at Snyders Willow Grove Restaurant. The buffet meal costs $9.
Dr. Susan McCrone from the University of Maryland School of Nursing will speak at 2 p.m..
See Neva Koester at the meeting or call her at 761-1430 before March 6.
New members are welcome to join the organization. The reduced enrollment fee for first year membership has been extended to May 31. To inquire about the organization please call the president, Raymond E. Welsh, at859-5109.
The monthly meeting of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road.
For the morning program Charles A. Sandler, owner of Ted's Pharmacy in Linthicum, will discuss the pros and cons of generic drugs.
Katherine Smith will also speak about The Wellness Community, a support group founded to help cancer patients and their families.
"Steamboats on the Chesapeake" will be the topic for the afternoon program. John H. Schaum Jr., a highly-regarded expert in the field of maritime history, will be the guest speaker.
For further information call 859-5284 or 859-1834.
Steven Ames from Scarborough, Ames & Associates will present "Estate Planning and Nursing Home Care" at the next meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter #2244.
The meeting takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. A social hour with refreshments begins at noon with Ames' programat 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting.
George Bottiger is president of the AARP chapter.
The monthly movie for young adults ages 7 years and up, sponsored by the Friendship Church of the Brethren, will take place this Friday, Feb. 8.