Lovers of blarney, shamrocks, leprechauns and all things green don'thave to travel to the Big Apple or the Windy City to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We have a local event that's so popular, it's in its 41st year -- the St. Jane Frances' St. Patrick's Bazaar.
The school hall will be like a scene from the Emerald Isle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.and 5 to 10 p.m. March 15. Admission is free.
Games of skill and chance for all ages will be featured. Loads of handcrafted novelty items just for children will be available in the Kiddie Kraft area. The Country Store will be filled with handmade items at reasonable prices.
A variety of raffle contests, to attractlucky lads and lassies, will take place. Prizes, donated by local businesses, will include: a homemade afghan, a Last Supper wall hanging, porcelain dolls, an overnight and surf-and-turf dinner for two at Guest Quarters, three hours of limousine service and dinner for two atMiddleton's in Annapolis. The big "Winning of the Green" raffle willaward the lucky winner $500 in cash.
A full menu of delicious food items, including shrimp salad sandwiches, fish and chips, shrimp soup, pizza, hot dogs, nachos with cheese and refreshments will be available to purchase.
A special feature this year is the Muth Booth. Visitors to the bazaar can write a personal farewell message in a book that will be presented to Msgr. Muth before he leaves as a memento of the many lives he has touched over the years.
The efforts of many parents, students and parish members combine to make this annual event a success, but it takes a brave soul to serve as chair. Kathy Dungan is this year's chairwoman. Among her many special helpers are: Mary and Dick Frashure, Jackie Selba, Gary Dungan, Doris Wise, John and Jeanette Lycett, Mary Pat Angyloff, Madge King, Cass Moran, Sheila Drain, Carol Gossman, Ning Wist, Arlene and Bob Batton, Gary and Mary Hynla, Mickie Schneider, Linda Elliott, Debbie Kitchner, Rise Bennett and Cathy O'Conner.
Ready for some wholesome family entertainment? If so, then mark March 23 on your calendar as Chesapeake High School Band Booster presents its annual
Clown, Magic and Illusions Show, performed by Free State Clown Alley.
The evening's entertainment will kick off at 5 p.m. with children's games and food. Showtime is 6 p.m.
The cost of tickets is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any band member or at the door.
Non-profit groups can purchase tickets in advance at a discount by calling 544-2931.
Proceeds from the show will be used to help pay for travel to the Apple Blossom Parade in Winchester, Va., music and uniform costs.
For more details, call 360-2771.
The science projects of 16 Chesapeake Bay Middle pupils have been selected to represent the school at the Science and Engineering Fair on March 22-24 at Anne Arundel Community College.
Sixth-graders chosen are: Nicole DeLuca for her project, "How well can hamsters smell?"; Chris Demarzure, for "Can salt remove water from the air?"; Saul Pollack, for "Tracking the Celestial Heavens"; Lauren Schupp-Ettlin, for "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor?"; Beth Till for, "Ironing out the Iron"; and Sylvia Wiechowski, for "What are the effects of certain household chemicals on angel plants?"
Seventh-gradersare: Andrew Mosmiller, for "Sea gull repellents"; and Corey White, for "Proving Ohm's law is a valid equation."
Eighth-graders are: Becky Adamarczyk, for "Do you hear what I hear?"; Angela Booth, for "Which hair spray works the best?"; Dawn Collins, for "Which packaging material protects a raw egg most effectively when dropped?"; Kristyanne Findley, for "Which flooring material collects the most solar energy?"; David Jackowski, for "What influences sail design?"; Jaime Lyn Jones, for "Seven-A, miracle stain remover or commercial fraud?"; Erin Lay, for "Friction factors"; and Erin Thomas, for "Recycling -- the ratio."
Mountain Road Kiwanis invites you to a bull and oyster roast from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Earleigh Heights fire hall.
Food will be served from 1 to 5, with beer and setups served until 6.
Music for dancing will be provided by the Rivieras.
Tickets are $20 per person and may be ordered by calling 255-4037 or 255-2252.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a bus trip to Washington on April 2.
The group will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take a two-hour Potomac River tour on the Spirit of Washington and stroll the Tidal Basin to view the cherry blossoms.
Tickets are $34 per person. Lunch aboard the ship is included. The bus will leave the Fort Smallwood Road fire house at 10:15 a.m. and return at 6:15 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call 255-1798.